Music Classroom Phase III
Well folks I survived my first day of real teacher inservice. I think I feel more confused than ever before. So much information, most of which doesn't apply to music teachers, but I can't help but listen. Then by listening, I get stressed out wondering what actually applies to me. Sigh.
Today I bring you Phase III of my classroom. This is the current state and one that after they come and dust/vacuum/mop I think will be semi acceptable for students. There are still several things that need to be done but are just going to have to get done and purchased along the way.
All the filing cabinets are on the other side of the room now. Thanks baby! I made my word wall on the cabinets...due to lack of wall space.
I organized the corner. Does anyone know what I can do with all those crates? They are so ugly but I think they are used to place the glockenspiels on. Spray paint maybe? Feel free to lend your suggestions.
Solfege syllables and hand signs! Please look past these horrid pictures. There is 0 natural light in my room.
The corner behind my desk looks much less cluttered. Still some paper stacks but I am sure the piano teacher will take care of those after she gets all her stuff organized and filed.
My sweet husband fixing one of my drum heads. He's a percussionist. Seriously. His undergraduate degree is in percussion. Ask him about it.
I like my word wall. If nothing else it adds a little color to the room.
Gasp. Can't you just breathe better now. Nice, neatly organized bins of unpitched instruments. I found all those "cool" color baskets at the dollar store for....$1. Now the instruments are out and easily accessible. I plan to label them soon so the children can become familiar with their names. If you could actually see them...how many could you name?
After he moved the filing cabinet and fixed the drum this is seriously what he did the whole time I worked. Like I said, he's a percussionist. Sometimes it is annoying.
I. Love. Orff
See....I told you. The whole time!!
Me, dressed like I've been cleaning all day, but very proud of what I accomplished in a limited amount of time and with $0. Well, I did have to spend some money to buy a few things but it was with my own money. We don't get funds for our classrooms. Sad. I know. Did you notice my rules.....
I really love them. I figure everything is encompassed in those 3 rules. Although, I think it might be a little negative. I might have to work on something a little more "positive".
I found a chart that matched my ribbon perfectly. The only problem is it was smaller than my outlined border. Oh well. I don't really care. I also don't know what else will fill up my bulletin board but I am sure it wont take me long to find something.
Don't you think it looks so much better? Granted it still looks pretty rough but there is only so much you can do with an ancient portable, that you share with the piano lab, that is covered from head to toe in wood paneling!! I think it looks much better.
Go back and look through all the phases to see the improvement.