Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm Not "Old School" Anymore

Our brand new school is ready to move into!!!  We are SUPER excited!  We are the first "Green School" in Tennessee!!!  Which probably means lots of visits from others, but that's fine!  We always welcome visitors!!!

Our new school was constructed behind our old school.  So this past school year was a hard say the very least!  We lost our playground in the back, and a temporary one was constructed in the front....just to be taken away as they had to dig and do whatever it was they had to do.  lol  Our parking was limited, and afternoon pickup was a nightmare!  But we made it through it!

For weeks, we have all been purging and packing...purging and packing...and did I mention purging and packing?  lol  And then yesterday...we got the call...the call that would change everything for our school...FINALLY the letter of occupancy arrived, and we could MOVE IN!!!!!  You can't even imagine the hustle and bustle yesterday of all the teachers and staff with the help of maintenance!  And we got-er-done!!!  

Now, you have to understand our excitement over little a DOOR and a WINDOW!!!!!  That's because we had NO windows in our classrooms...NO door to our classrooms.  This was the "open" concept many, many moons ago!!!  We had SOME walls to our classroom, but then one wall was actually partitioned off with rolling dry erase boards.  Another class was on the other side of those boards!

 I'm heading back over today to work in my NEW room that has a DOOR and a HUGE WINDOW in my NEW school!  Yep, I'm happy to be called "new school"!!! 

So, I better scoot now because I have boxes to UNPACK now!  When we have our Open House, I will take tons of pics to share with you of my finished room and the whole school building!

Hugs and Blessings,


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I never understood the open classroom concept. How the heck could you or the kids concentrate? I'll bet you're super excited! But, school's ending now over here in PA. Has your school ended already? It'd be strange to start the kids in a brand new school with only a week left to go!

You're going to have such fun decorating!


~Stacy said...

It looks amazing. I went to school in one of those open classrooms, partitioned with some flimsy little screens, where you could hear everything going on in the other classes around you. I don't understand what they were thinking when they came up with that idea! lol. I hope you enjoy the new classroom!

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy for all of you. It looks fantastic. it must have felt like an eternity to wait for but it is well worth all of your time and trouble. Enjoy!


Terri Morse said...

I'm so happy for you, Rebecca! It's all so new, it glows! I can't wait to see the photos, after you've decorated the room. What a sunny, cheerful place to learn. Have fun! Hugs, Terri


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