It's that time of year where everyone is getting their rooms color coordinated. I always feel like a failure in this. I just want to vent.
I visited a fourth grade classroom this spring that was decorated in a college sports theme. The banners over the table groups were PAC 10 colleges. There were sports posters on every wall. I was there to observe a literacy lesson, but I came away ready to redecorate my room.
When I packed up my room last Monday, the roll of paper I meant to recover my bulletin board was still on the window seat. This is why you never see pictures of my classroom: I don't do cute.
It could be because I teach slightly older students. It could be that I just don't have an eye for design. It's more likely that I just don't spend my time that way.
I look at pictures of classrooms on other blogs and dream of how I might redesign my space next year. I may pick out one or two ideas and see how it goes. I don't want to set myself up for failure.
I have to say that despite the lack of coordinated decorations in my room, my principal has a stack of parent requests for students to be placed with me next year. I still envy the beautiful classrooms, but I must be doing something right.
Is anyone else with me on this?