Last week we had Thursday off due to some national holiday, and some construction workers saw that as an opportunity to spruce our school up a bit. Our classrooms weren’t that inspiring with their dirty walls, loose and filthy brown carpets, makeshift coatracks, and greasy gray paint on the windows. So before Thursday we stripped all the walls and moved all furniture out of the way. And this is what my classroom looked like before the construction guys went to work:
I really love the new look, and I especially like the idea of the classroom wide cork-board. Too bad the cork is only 2 mm (0.08 inch) thick, behind that is some kind of hard plastic which is really strong. And putting a thumbnail in, requires extraordinary strength and will make your thumb hurt for at least an hour. So if you hear funny karate sounds coming from my classroom, I’m probably just hanging a poster on my new cork-board.