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!
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.
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.
© 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.)