For many of us teachers, the school year is in full swing. All of the planning and preparations finally lead up to the first day of school and beyond. For me, the hardest part of preparing for school is not the lesson plans or choosing the repertoire - it's setting up my classroom. I don't want to overdo it. But, I also don't want my room to look boring, lame, or otherwise 'short on swag,' as I once heard a student say in reference to another teacher's classroom. My challenge has often been balancing my ideas to fit my kiddos. My elementary music teacher friends have these bright and colorful rooms that are so vibrant and inviting. My high school students would not care much for bumble bees with their names on them (...neither would I for that matter), but they do like having something interesting to look at, too. So, for this week's Well Fed posting, I want to see what's going on in your classrooms! Click HERE to head over to the Well Fed Facebook page (link will open in a new window), click LIKE and drop a pic of your home away from home. After you drop a pic of your own classroom, share the Well Fed page with your fellow music ed friends so they can do the same. How cool would it be to see a slideshow of awesome music rooms right there on Facebook!!!
Here's a pic from my classroom - well, technically the door to my classroom. I have always been hesitant to decorate the outside of my door because I worry about my decorations falling off the door or being tampered with! This year, I decided to go for something relating to the non-musical growth and development of my musicians, giving a nod to my school by making the BE portion in our school colors. Every day that I arrive at my door and don't see my word strips on the floor is a good day because it means my adhesive is doing its job!!
I look forward to seeing a snippet of your classroom life, and maybe even getting an idea or two (...or ten). Have an awesome day, week, and even better school year! Head over to FACEBOOK and drop that pic!!
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