Sunday, August 19, 2007

School Design on a Dime

In true HGTV fanatic fashion, I've got before and after shots of my classroom. Wait till you see what I've done with the place!

Here's the BEFORE:

In its previous life my classroom was a home-ec room(they still call it that here).....the wallpaper was a dinghy, off-white color with stripes on one side, and the other side was navy blue. There was a border which featured baskets of red and green apples. (bleh!)

BUT.....

NO MORE......


BE GONE red and green apples....

BE GONE....dinghy stripes and depressing DARK BLUE......


Here's the new and much-IMPROVED Ms. Ferguson's 4th grade class-o-rama!

I painted right over the dark and dinghy stuff and enjoyed every second of it! These pics were taken just after "meet the parents" explaining why you see the Wal-mart bags which contain supplies that had been dropped off.

Whatcha' think?

love and grace,
pam

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12 comments:

Christine said...

Wow - what a difference!!! I want to be in your class! Good luck this year.

Pomoprophet said...

God bless elementary teachers and the atmosphere ya'll create! :) I put up a few posters on my white walls and i'm good to go for the year! hehe. I just mesmorize them by my teaching abilities ;)

Ally said...

Oooo...I *love* it! I especially like your little reading area with the rug and the throw pillows...it looks cozy.

Many blessings to you today, Pam, and this year!

Jarred said...

What a fabulous transformation!

kurt_t said...

These pictures make me want to reread Horton Hears a Who and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

grace said...

Christine: You're welcome to come and visit anytime!

Pomo: Yeah...i know you "coach types" hehe! For me, my classroom is an extension of "me" and reflects my personality as a teacher/person. I think even when I retire someday in the wild blue yonder i'll want a room in my house where i can decorate like this....i'm weird, i know. ;)

Ally: Thanks so much! Hope all is well with your school/schedule/family! Good to hear from you!

Jarred: Thanks!!! :)

Kurt: Well....why don't you plan your trip to the park here and you could come and read "Horton Hears A Who" to my class. I can just imagine what a great job you'd do with all the voices and such!

FeatherIron said...

I love it!!

grace said...

Thanks CArol!

em said...

That's fun! You're gonna take some creativity to the country! ;-)

grace said...

Em,
That's one way of looking at it...since I couldn't take Starbucks!

;) If you'll come see me I'll get wireless access, though.

pam

Jay said...

I'm impressed. I especially like that you put your name in big letters on one of the walls. ;)

Robert said...

You can't go wrong decorating a classroom with Peanuts!