"I'm WORKING here!"

December 17th, 2009 in member junk     
Prior Prior, member
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Just left the chippy paint the way I found it. Perfect for the green and white room.
Shutter was missing some slats, so one side has a blackboard and corkboard, now.
When Shutter is on summer vacation, he picks up summer jobs.
Trash CDs Over the computers, right now we put snow flakes on them, too. This is right by the keyboard word wall from previos post.
Great old 40s science book, cardinals nest we watched them make last spring. They made 3 in all. Amazing to see and hear them feed the little ones right next to our window glass. Sure hope they come again.
Just left the chippy paint the way I found it. Perfect for the green and white room.

Just left the chippy paint the way I found it. Perfect for the green and white room.

We have 2 classrooms, this one is our green and white, panther (Mascot) room.  The other one is Americana. I've shown it in a previous post.  We like to use recycled things, antiques, nature, and the kids artwork, plus photographs, and school related junk in our classrooms. I've run out of picture room, may make 2 posts... I have the best job!!! Thanks, Lezlee

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lezlee
posted in: member junk, seasonal, artwork, organizer, picture holder, frame, letters, key holder

Comments (15)

WhimsicalCottage writes: I recently moved from one school to another and from first to third grade. Since I am already a junk collector and love to repurpose things at home, I decided to decorate my classroom the same way. Then I stumbled on your post about your classroom. Are you still teaching and do you have any other ideas I could steal or build upon? Posted: 9:00 am on July 21st
shabbychick writes: Lezlee - What a great post... It's all so creative - and perfect for a classroom. The shutter organizer/blackboard is very cool, and I love the CDs hanging over the desk too!

Your "babies" are so fortunate to have you! Take care and have a wonderful Christmas!!


(P.S. It's so great when a project can have a part-time job too...haha!)

Posted: 10:51 am on December 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: Jeez, I never had a classroom that even came close to being this cool, actually they were all ugly. Those shutters are fantastic!

Jim Posted: 6:16 pm on December 19th
fellowjunker writes: What an inspiring classroom you have created. I absolutely love what you did with the shutters!
xojanis Posted: 3:53 pm on December 19th
PaintingIsMyPassion writes: So creative. Love, love, love the shutter board. Posted: 11:31 pm on December 18th
junkermidge writes: Lezlee, I love the shutter too. And I love that you didn't let the missing slats keep you from seeing its potential. I'm so happy that you are able to incorporate junk into the classroom setting -- gets the creative juices flowing! How wonderful you can work with your sister. Like RustyDiva, I used to work with at-risk kids and really enjoyed it -- but that was before I became a full time junker (My kids said "Mrs. Midge, you're joking. You're going to leave us to play with junk!" Yup.)

Mrs. Midge,I mean--
Midge Posted: 8:47 pm on December 18th
MakinItHappen writes: I want to do school over and be in your class! Posted: 12:44 pm on December 18th
alicemom writes: Lezlee you are a hoot! Sorry you are sick though! I love the "working" shutter! Wonderful post. Thanks for being there for kids in need. I know they love you.
smiles, alice Posted: 1:54 pm on December 17th
54girl writes: What a great shutter! So great to know we have such wonderful teachers such as you. You sound like you have a great sense of humor. Love it! Mary Posted: 12:54 pm on December 17th
Prior writes: I am a teacher's aide for one of my sisters, how lucky for me. There is another wonderful aide in the room with us, too. These are Content Mastery classrooms, which basically means Jr. High students with some type of disability that makes it difficult to keep up with the heavy workload, come it for extra help, or to "master the content". Some have severe disabilities to dyslexia and some I tease,(in a nice way, of course) have dis"Lazy"ia. It is a fun class because we are able to have a more homey feel and less strict environment. I worked for years in Head Start, (4 year olds) and now my babies are coming through Jr. High, so we have a special bond. Thanks for the nice comments, sorry for long-winded post. Lezlee p.s. I'm home sick, today.
Posted: 10:40 am on December 17th
RustyDiva writes: Oh I LOVE that chippy green shutter! Glad he works during the summer and doesn't just lay around. ha

I work with at risk youth and it always amazes me their sense of entitlement and the way they take basic things for granted. I think that your students are truly lucky to have a teacher like you. You are teaching them that "new" is not always the best way to go and to appreciate nature and creativity. I love it! Wish my kids had a teacher like you. Keep up the good work and keep posting your great ideas! Posted: 10:24 am on December 17th
chippingcharm writes: Love that shutter memo center...amazing chippyness! I am so enjoying all your posts...great ideas...keep 'em coming :) Laurel Posted: 8:24 am on December 17th
Aunt_B writes: Great Job! Hope the students appreciate your creativity. Merry Christmas! Posted: 6:58 am on December 17th
suewhitney writes: Ah, hahaha, you are too funny! Love what shutter does during the summer months. I agree with Gailmarie....you are an amazing teacher. Very cool classroom ideas! Happy holidays...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:20 am on December 17th
monakent writes: You must be an AWESOME teacher, judging by the coolest of your classroom!!! LOVE the shutters, with it's seasonal job-assignments. Wonderful post. gailmarie Posted: 12:20 am on December 17th
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