I got a new office in the new wing. The counselors moved into our old offices in the old wing. My goal is to someday move back to my old office, well one of the offices over there anyway.
Here are some pictures and a help question about the whole thing.
This is the old office. All of it. I am standing in the door way. There is enough room to the left of me to stand in front of the counter and for the students to get a note. The edge of the desk straight ahead is the doorway to the principals' offices. The desk to the right is (was) mine.
All that is left in that room is the desk straight ahead. Everything else is gone. This is going to be the career center now.
Here I am standing in the hallway looking the opposite direction from the last picture. We bumped each other with our chairs at least 3 times a day.
Did I mention that all the teachers used our office as a cut through to the teacher's lounge? Well they did.
Here is my first help question
What should we hang on these two walls? It is really bare in there and the walls need something. It is also like a huge echo chamber in there. Everything echoes and when we are on the phone if someone walks in and starts talking, we cannot hear the person on the phone. They put three! speakers in this room and turned them on maximum volume! We had them disconnect two of the speakers and turn the other one WAY down so we could hear ourselves think.
The same area only looking at it from my desk.
The magnet boards and shelf above them just got hung today. I was so happy to pull all of the phone directories, schedules, admin assignments out of my drawer and hang them where I can see and use them. Woops, there is a wire basket and some photo mats I was going to bring home. I was going to paint the mats black and possibly use them on the shelf, or the wall, or somewhere in the office.
Did you see? I actually have a phone now. I never had one before and I had to tie up the attendance office if I ever needed to call a parent or conference with someone. No longer.
Now I need to decide what to put on the shelf- besides my name plate, which also never had a place before.
Out of all of the new offices and classrooms, everyone always says they like ours the best. I agree. It is one sweet office.