HGTV is so popular because all of us secretly want to know what the inside of other people's homes look like. One of my favorite things about visiting a friend's home for the first time is getting the "house tour" and soaking up their decor, storage, furniture, and homemaking.
Confession? Teachers l.o.v.e. doing the same thing in other teachers' classrooms. Even when I stop in to my coworkers' rooms for something, I'm saying "uh huh, uh huh," all while looking around at their new art, posters, organization, desk arrangement, etc. And visiting a new school? I feel like a tourist craning my neck as I walk down the hall and peek inside rooms along the way. (P.S. read my note at the bottom of the post- feel free to leave a link to pics of your classroom in the comments!)
So in the spirit of a tour, I thought I'd show you around my classroom all set up for the 2016-2017 school year! (Note, these pictures were actually taken last week...students have since invaded and as you can imagine it is a little fuller and lot less neat.)
This is my 5th year in 5th grade, and my 5th year in the same classroom (alleluia!- At my last job I moved in and out of spaces four different times in three years!)
If you are curious to see the progression of this room, you can check out these posts:
The "Before" and The "After" (Fall 2012)
and apparently I missed my 2015 post :)
our faith corner and I love it! It is much more visible and I have room to display featured books for different Saints and seasons.
earning Saint cards, etc.
St. Maximilian Kolbe watching over us all.
There you have it. Teachers of all kinds, don't you love classroom tours? If you have a blog or other social media platform, I'd love for you to share pictures of your school classrooms, CCD rooms, or homeschool spaces. Feel free to leave your links in the comments below. I can't wait to see them!