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Friday, August 8, 2014

Five for Friday - 8/8/14

Better late than never! It's Friday night and I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

First of all, THIS is where my husband is...I'm {a tad} jealous that I'm sitting at a desk all day during my first day back at work while he is here. I miss Colorado! 
This is the new desk. It's really big and has lots of space to work. I also get TONS of technology with this job which is great. I am definitely not done with decorating this space though. I will be adding the finishing touches this weekend or at least by next week. I want to add some cork on the "wall" area between the N and my computer. Maybe cover it with fabric... Ideas are welcome!
The new job has been going very well. It's truly fun being at a school that feels like home. I love working there. After only a week, I feel comfortable and happy. I think it's a perfect fit. However....My mother likes to embarrass me. Especially, because she thinks it is so wonderful that I'm back at the school I grew up in and she knows the office staff. I have a feeling this is just the beginning... LOL
This idea may have just made my week! Our school just repainted the walls and redid the floors for the first time since I was in school. They had wallpaper before, but it wasn't too fresh anymore. They had two brilliant ideas for the hallway:
1) Install cork on the walls so that teachers can post student work easily. Yes my friends, floor to ceiling cork in the hallways. (Aren't you jealous!?)
2) Paint 3 sections of the walls with white board paint. I didn't even know there was such a thing, but WOW is it a great idea! This idea came from a presenter at a conference who talked about all the unused spaces in schools. The plan is to have small groups continue working in the hallway, or having two students teach each other using the whiteboard as a way to reteach. What part of your learning environment isn't being used? 

I cannot wait to see this in action! More pictures to come!
This sign is hanging in the Children's Ministry section of our school. (We are connected with a church so we share the space.) I just absolutely love it. I mean really, how can you not love this?!? It's even hung on a slant. This is SO welcoming for new students and families on the weekends!
I'm excited to see how Jesus uses me this year at a new school and in a new position!

Be sure to head back to the party and link up with other teachers!


  1. I'm loving those walls! It would be so much fun to teach a small group in that hallway. I'm so glad your new position is feeling comfortable and welcoming. Happy new school year!
    Laughter and Consistency

  2. Those walls are amazing! What a great idea. I'm going to have to pass this along to my school. :) Good luck getting situated and enjoy!!! Also, I have to ask.. how did you watermark your pictures with your blog name? It's super cute and just enough not to take over or draw too much attention away. I'd love to learn how to do that. Have a great weekend.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. Good luck in your new job lady! You'll be amazing!!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary


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