July 21, 2011

First, We Need a Starting Point

They say, "in order to go forward we must first understand where we have been".  Here is the photographic evidence of what I have to work with...

View of the front of the room.  I have to do something about that green board.
Pretty nice windows with fully operational coverings - a first in public education.
The back of the room with a sink on the left.
The sideboard and doorway.

  • I have two computers
  • Student desks and chairs are only a year old
  • Teacher's desk is quite large
  • Row of built-in bookcases under each window
  • Closet with coatrack in the corner
  • Sink with lots of cupboards and drawers
  • Good light and sunshine
  • Wired and wireless network/Internet access
  • Large bulletin board at the back
  • Clips above the blackboard to hold chart paper
  • A working clock! It promptly broke down in the fall but K.F. donated a new one.

  • I have two computers
  • The green chalkboard is low contrast and dusty
  • No digital projector or speaker system (there is a shared cart on the floor)
  • No printer or scanner

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