I found out last week that next year I will have a new classroom. I am excited for this move because overall it should be a good change, but there are still a few worries I have. I am super ready to redecorate, move furniture, and get everything set up- too bad I have to wait another month until school is out!
Things I am excited about for the new classroom:
1) Total, I have almost double the space. Technically it is one entire modular classroom set- two rooms connected by a door, but even just one side is about 20 square feet bigger than what I currently have. One side will be General Music and the other Chorus.
|Chorus Side 1|
|Chorus Side 2|
|Chorus Side 3|
4) When orchestra or band is cancelled for whatever reason (teacher sick, high school trip, etc) I will be able to let the students still practice in the chorus room and be able to keep an eye on them through the door. This year we had disappointed students when they had to stay in General Music because the orchestra or band teacher wasn't there and I couldn't send them to a classroom all the way across the building to practice with out an adult.
|General Music Side 1|
Things I am worried about:
1) There is not a lot of storage space in these rooms. I am going to be moving a LOT of furniture and shelving units. My current room has two sets of counters with cabinetry underneath and I am going to have to find a spot for all of that stuff! Shopping here I come!
|General Music Side 2|
|General Music Side 3|
|General Music Side 4|
I can't believe school is almost out! Stayed tuned for a song post this weekend!