Moving in to a new apartment, a new home, or a new classroom, is all the same. It's fun and it's stressful. I walked into a classroom of bold, eye-sorching color painted on the walls. After sitting in the middle of my room on the floor, I determined the blue walls could stay and the green MUST go! After all, the colors were so busy and distracting, I'm certain the students nor I would be successful with all that going on in there. I decided I could work with the blue and add a neutral to the two green walls to tone it down several notches. As any great teacher knows, it's important to set the stage for a creative, mind-bending adventure in a room where STUDENTS will fill the space with vivid works of excellence and productivity. So, here's the room before:
Once I painted my new color over the green and laid down my coveted, hand-me-down rug from my co-worker (the stars rug) and the striped rug (I already had), I finally hung the bunting up that I made for the 4th of July. I snapped a picture of my efforts so far, and as I studied the picture I just took it occurred to me. What I love is all there in an abstract manner-- America, and all it stands for-- red, white, blue, and baseball! :) So, what was going to be a baseball/Texas Rangers theme is now a more general theme- Stars and Stripes Forever-- Quinn style!
I'll post my Pinterest inspired projects soon. Stay tuned!