So this is the new STEM classroom. Wait it was an art room last year and now it was given to me to teach STEM as a special area. Kind of scary but just a bit exciting! I will get to see every kid in the school. I will get to see old friend all grown up and finally get to have friends I never had the chance to when they were firsties. It is a WIN! Yes I will admit that I will miss a class of friends. 23 years is a long time to have a group and watch them grow over the year but a chance to share technology with every kid and teacher in the school. YES!!
The room was originally set up as a science lab but how could I take this turn in my career and create a special area class. What would I take and what would I need? A LOT I tell you!
So we had the one wall painted with a royal blue, our school color and it turned out lovely. WOW what a coat of paint to a wall can do to a room.
Tables, yes, I want them to work together, flexible seating, yes, I want that too, and of course inspirational words to have these students DREAM BIG!
I decided I need a few more options to the flexible seating arrangements from last year so I made my first trip to IKEA in Orlando. All I can say is thank goodness for the arrows on the floor or I might never had made it back out the parking lot. I think my favorite might be the ipad stands. I am using the pink one right now while blogging. It is sturdy and just the right angle and who can beat the price? I decided I needed to spend a bit in my new room before my next trip to IKEA. More to come...