Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Class

Anyone who ever stepped foot in any of my college dorm rooms knows I love color. I love bright rooms with, well, stuff. My apartment is much more restrained than my old spaces, though. I am pretty happy with this. It was time to grow up and cut down on the clutter and kitch. I sometimes feel a pang of nostalgia, however, when looking at Ikea stuff. Luckily, I have my classroom as an outlet. I have to take a bunch of pictures of the room for BTSA (let me take this opportunity to say that I loathe BTSA. I cannot put into words the hate and rage I feel toward it. BTSA is shit. I hate BTSA. BTSA blows, stinks, sucks, and swallows. BTSA has been the most negative aspect of teaching. There. Make a portfolio outta that, Evil BTSA Masterminds.) so I thought I show you, too.

Here's the new classroom library (no bean bag chairs yet, but you get the idea. Em, the Google chair will be "unveiled" the same day as the others):

This isn't the greatest picture, but this is the front:

Their mobile characterization projects:

My corner of the universe:

The wall:

An example of my obsessive love for organizing bins and matching binders:

See? I can still have color!


Emily said...

that bookcase of bins/binders kind of gives me the chills. your classroom looks pretty awesome.

Casey said...

I can't tell you how happy it makes me every day to look at those shelves! Yep, I'm crazy.

Lucinda said...

We pronounce BTSA > Bitsa. However me and a few second year colleagues have termed it Shitsa.

uberfrau said...

I hate BTSA too. In fact, I hate BSTA so much that I am at a BTSA meeting googling how much I hate BTSA.