It doesn't help that my first day in my new office is the first time I ever even saw the office. And I had students waiting outside my door for me to help them change their schedules around. So I turned on my laptop and went to work. Whenever I had a couple of minutes I would try to put stuff away, but first I had to go through what was there- which wasn't much.
No master calendar. No files of stuff to do or teach. Just student files with not much in them and some stuff from about 5 years ago that no one needs anymore.
So I put some of my stuff out and did an assessment of what I still need. But I am not sure about what all I still need to make this a nice, safe, comfortable place for students.
Ideas are welcome. Please? I am begging for ideas and help here.
So let's take a tour:
Video shot entering the office door taking a few steps in and turning around
Its not very big
Storage space is minimal at best
Now let's break it down step by step
Standing in the doorway
My desk is to the right
Students sit on the chairs
Ethan putting a table/cart together for me
Standing in the doorway looking at my desk
I am getting 2 bookcases to go behind my desk
and the metal chairs will go outside my office for waiting students
Standing in the doorway looking behind my desk
The printer is sitting on the cart Ethan put together
It used to be on my desk but was bulky
The cart also gives me 2 shelves to store paper and stuff
Sitting at my desk looking at student chairs.
This wall is shared with the library next door.
The librarian tells me that there are times
she can hear what is going on in my office.
Not me yet, but in past years she could hear, so
she suggested I put something to absorb sound
on that wall.
I went to Hobby Lobby.
I have a zebra lampshade on a small lamp on the credenza
(you can just barely see it in the second picture)
so I thought maybe one or both of these?
But I don't want it to look like a safari either so maybe this one?
Or this one. Remembering that I have to look at it
whenever I look up from working or am talking with a parent or student
This one would make me relax and wish I was on the bench
I also have these things in storage at home
There are 3 rugs-
black, cheetah, and zebra I could hang on the wall
The leaf I thought about putting on the credenza as soon as the papers
find their home in the trays I will be putting on top of the filing cabinet.
Don't know if I will use the giraffe or elephant or the boxes