A Changing Classroom: September

During the school year the look of my classroom changes. The posters on the wall change according to what we are doing. The documentation panels in the room change as I display the children’s work. During the month of September, the changes have been minimal as I wait for the walls in my room to be painted. The plastering was done in the days preceding the start of school – and I am still waiting for the walls to be painted!

Construction in Classroom. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Construction in Classroom. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

Classes begin whether the walls are painted or not. I continue working with the children but am unable to put things up on the wall. Our co-created alphabet lies in the basket on my desk; and the words for the word wall are still in a box in the cupboard. The unpainted walls, however, do not prevent the children from enjoying the reading centre.

Enjoying the reading centre. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

A classroom is not only made up of walls but also of the children that inhabit it and the activities they do within those walls.

We have now moved into the month of October and I am hoping that the painting is done soon. I love decorating the classroom for Halloween and my fingers are itching to put up the skeletons and spiders.

thechangingseasons challenge© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post is inspired by Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Challenge: The Changing Seasons in which bloggers post pictures of the same location throughout the year. The location I have chosen to focus on is my classroom.)

15 thoughts on “A Changing Classroom: September

  1. Hope the walls get painted soon. Looks like the kids are having fun with their activities regardless of the changes. To kids, having fun is the most important thing 😊


  2. You would have thought they would get the work finished before the start of the school term. At this rate it will be Christmas! I understand why you are holding back, but maybe putting something on the wall will actually make them look better! I hadn’t realised that you were a teacher – young ones are much more interested in learning 🙂


    1. They were supposed to paint three weeks into the school year – and we are still waiting. This month we are decorating for Halloween so the look of the class is changing – we definitely cannot wait any longer.

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  3. I hope your walls get painted soon. When my children were in school, I loved visiting their classrooms and observing how the rooms evolved throughout the year. They always reflected what the class was working on at the time. Thanks for sharing photos, for me, it’s like a step back to when my children were young. So many wonderful memories.

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