Well, I spent 2 weeks of vacation working in the new classroom. I am happy to report that everything survived the move to our new building. Contemplating the layout kept me up many nights. I finally figured out how I wanted to set it up. I was also lucky enough to score new shelves (the older ones that I had must have been used by Maria herself!). Anyway, cultural is now all natural shelves instead of the yucky white ones that had about a million coats of paint on them. I have been shopping Etsy for new works for my classroom. I bought language materials and Days of the week and Months of the year. Here is a link to these wonderful Etsy vendors:
I am simply amazed of all the talented folks at Etsy! I bought these last year and I can't wait to hang them in the room. They are so beautiful.
I also finally bought 2 new mosaics for the classroom.
I bought the World Map and the one with the little boy Follow the Child. I want to buy Role of the Teacher. She offers a 20 percent discount if you send her a photo of how you use the pictures.
I also had some rather large purchases of an ironing board/iron and a scrub board. My classroom budget has now been depleted! I will have to get creative for the rest of the year.
I am also so super excited to be getting a new assistant! She is a trained art teacher for Little Rembrandts. She also has just finished her Montessori training and internship. I am looking forward to a great year.
I need to remake many of the works in the classroom, but just haven't found the energy yet! Don't forget to check my website for photos.