I'm moving to Alaska.

Ok, not really. But after these temps today here in Kansas City, I want to!! :)

Due to these Ca-RAZY high temps, our school's AC wasn't at it's best... so for the 3 or so hours I was there, I was sweating up a storm, and it was out of control!! To top it all off, I don't have a ton finished in my room, so I'm kind of stressing. Don't believe me? Check it out:

Here's looking to the right when you walk in the door. Check out the BOXES on the table yet to be unpacked!! The red paper will hold my new calendar area, and above that will be our student work frames.
Turn a little to the left, and you see stacks of stuff and a shelf FULL of junk!

Here you see the bones of my new interactive word wall! The black paper will soon be bordered and covered with colorful pages, one for each letter! The rug will be leaving that area and will be replaced by my small group table.

Here we have my new "Be In Control" area... I've had the posters, but made it cuter with yellow paper! Also, I'll need to put my new StoryTown sound/spelling cards up above my whiteboard.

Here is the view to the left when you enter my door. My cubbies will be moving, and that black area will be bordered and turn into my new Focus Wall!

So, you see?!? Lots of work to do still before August 15th for Meet the Teacher night... at least I have lots of time still to get it perfect! Thanks to you guys, I am insipired to do it better than EVER this year!



  1. Laura,
    You're doing great! It always feels like we're never going to finish...but it always comes together. Like I told another blogger friend today: "Smell the flowers. Blow out the candles. Repeat." Good luck...I can't wait to see it finished!
    Angela Just Love Teaching!

  2. I am in KC also. It is awful when they are talking about the cool down. It is going to drop down 12 degrees and it is still going to be 95 degrees. lol

    Hope the air in your building is working!

  3. Hey I'm a Kansas Citian too! I am so sick of my own kids not being able to go outside.

    Cathy I.
    Mrs. I's Class

  4. We were at 115 yesterday, here in NE. Hot, hot, hot. I feel for you.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  5. I am going with you to Alaska! I am only a couple hours south of you. My air conditioner completely quit on me yesterday! It was soooo hot in my room! Luckily I had two hot workmen in my room today replacing it! (OK, they weren't that hot, but anybody who replaces my air within a day of it breaking deserves a little something!) Hope things cool off for you and your room looks like it is really coming together!
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  6. Living in Alaska all my life I don't know how you can stand 100 degrees! However the -60 for a couple of weeks during the winter may quickly change your mind! It has been rainy and chilly as fall is within a few weeks of approaching. While trying to get my classroom ready I am having to bundle up with it being 50-60 each day!! I'll trade a couple of hot days for our usual summer weather of 70-80! :)

  7. I'm glad to see my room wasn't the only one filled with boxes. I moved to the room next door so it was a mess when I got in to work on it. I like what you're doing with the room. I think it will look great. Keep us posted on the process.

    Mr Michelbook's Class

  8. Hey I am a Kansas City person as well!! It was way to hot! Your classroom looks as unpacked as mine. Good luck getting everything together!


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