Since I moved to a new room this school year (same building, new room), I decided to give my classroom a little make-over. New curtains, new bulletin boards, new furniture, the works. Two of my favorite decorations are my meme board and my quote tree.
When I discovered I would be moving to an unfurnished room, I opted to personally purchase my own furniture rather than accept the secondhand furniture provided. I ordered a five-shelf bookcase, a three-shelf bookcase, a storage cabinet, and a desk from Walmart (think particle board, DIY quality. I'm not made of money.) The smaller bookcase, cabinet, and desk worked relatively well. The large bookcase? Well . . . it was no match for the classroom's fluctuating humidity. Within the first full week of school, the silly thing collapsed like a five-story building during an earthquake. The top shelf crushed the lower shelves, rendering the entire structure unusable. Fortunately, it happened AFTER school hours when no children were present.
I have since replaced the shelf with sturdy, plastic utility shelves. Now, I must find a tidy way to store nearly 120 one-inch student binders on the shelves. Current problem: the binders come tumbling like the walls of Jericho. Eh, should be fixable with a few sturdy bookends.
Anyway, things are starting to settle into a routine, and barring any more furniture crises, I should be able to return to writing. I have plans for this week's Writing Prompt Wednesday and Friday's Favorite Five, so lookout for those. Crafting and baking will have to wait a little longer!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!