Where I Teach Wednesday @ Blog Hoppin'
I am a special education teacher in Central Kentucky, right in the heart of the Bluegrass State!
Above is a picture of our building. It is an older building with a ton of history and lots of character. It has been many different schools over the years. It has housed high school, middle school, and elementary school and some point in its life. Many of the natives of the city still call it the Southside School, which it is no longer named. What we lack in a fancy new building and the latest and greatest in technology we do make up for in heart!!
I wish I could show you pictures of my classroom this year, but we are STILL waiting on paint. Everything is just haphazardly placed in the middle of the room. Organized chaos, is what you may be thinking, but no...more like glorified walk-in storage closet. Not bitter (at all). ;) I am happy to say though that we do have new drop ceilings, new heating and air (no more freezing in the summer and sweating in the winter...YES!), and new electrical outlets throughout the room. We used to have one whole side of our room with no electrical outlets on it at all. I was so excited to plug in the microwave this year!!
Here are a few pics of my room last year:
This was my desk area in the back of the room. I share this room with another special education teacher and her area was in the front of the room. This year (try to imagine this) we are moving our desks toward the center (sort of under that bulletin board) to use as room dividers. We will both have kidney tables on either side of the room. We would also like to put a sensory/calming center and a reading area.
Here is my reading area from last year:
We share our room with our speech therapist, occupational therapist, and our Director of Sped/School Psychologist. (They aren't there everyday though.) Our school guidance counselor also has a little room/closet in the back of our classroom. I am praying we will have this place looking like a cheerful, fun, learning environment by next week (finger crossed)!!!
Hopefully, next week I will be posting a new post about Where I Teach and you will get to my room all ready for a new year!!