I couldn’t resist that title — sorry. The whole internet thing always has this slightly sci-fi feeling for me — very “we are not alone” with some spooky sounding John Williams music as the soundtrack.
Moving right along —– Karen from Literate Lives dropped us a comment on our classroom design notes. She noted that Franki Sibberson and Mary Lee over at A Year of Reading are having a Trading Spaces session on the blog. They’ve invited readers to post photos of classroom spaces after a re-do. (Karen has some of her ideas and photos on Literate Lives too!! Go see and remember: the best teachers are not born, they’re made by the teacher next door! In other words, it’s not “stealing” if you use one of her ideas — it just makes you a better teacher. And she does have some ideas worth using!) Check out the links below for some of the other folks that have added their ideas to the pool.
Bill — also writes at Literate Lives — you gotta love his library PIT here
Katie D has some terrific photos — I’m personally on the hunt for the beanbag cubes she has — I’ll figure out how I’m dealing with the fire marshall later….. Check out her classroom here
Now I know that many of you are doing some amazing things again this year (despite the challenges of the asbestos removal and other construction work this summer!) And I really think that some of you should send in some of the ideas you use in your rooms…. I’ll even help you take the snapshots!! We can set up a post her to link over to A Year of Reading and participate in this fun event.