Saturday, August 4, 2012

Getting Ready...

If you didn't already read this, I'm starting at a new school in September.  I'm excited, but stressing!  My stress has nothing to do with the job, the school, my new co-workers, or any of that.  My stress ALL stems from the fact that I have not yet been in to set up my new room!  Have you seen this floating around on Pinterest or Facebook:


Just substitute "classroom" with "speech room" and this is me!  Now, the problem is that I added 12+ years of junk much needed therapy materials to a lot of materials that were left behind (I'm replacing a wonderful SLP who has retired and left behind lots of great resources).  I haven't been able to get into the school yet, but I have been scoping Pinterest, perusing back to school items at Target, Walmart, K-Mart, and The Dollar Store.

I've started a couple of projects that I can't wait to use in my new room.  (I also couldn't wait to share them!)

I found these really cute magnetic storage containers from Dollar Tree:


While I love the pink and grey, I'm stuck with some red furniture (you'll see when I can get in there and post pics).  So I decided to go with a black/white/red color scheme.  Add some duck tape to these containers and Voila!  The red one looks pink because of the flash, but trust me, it's red. :)


Next, I found some great cork board tiles at Ocean State Job Lot (a New England store like Big Lots).  I thought they were a little boring, so I added some scrapbook paper and ribbon....


Here are some close-ups:




I saw this cute idea on Pinterest from Keen on Kindergarten using oven burner covers:



I found some oven burner covers at Dollar Tree, but saw some larger pizza pans that I liked better.  I bought those and spray painted them black.  It's hard to tell the size difference here, but they're about the size of a small pizza (14" or so).  I bought 3 in total.



I still have some other projects I'd like to work on as well:

Laura from Oh, How Pintearesting! posted this cute speech-inspired sign.  If only I knew how to count!  As I was looking at her page again, I realized I bought a frame with only 4 openings.  UGH!  I'll have to figure something out.  (SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!)



And how cute are these clipboards from Mod Podge Rocks!?


I bought the file folders to make this awesome organizer from ReMarkable Home:


So much to do, so little time!  Now to get in there and get organized!

What are you doing to get yourself and your room ready for the start of school?

5 comments :

  1. Everything looks great! I know how hard it is to wait to get into the room, but I think it will all come together nicely with all your preparation. For the sign - thanks for the mention - could you do the TALK in the 4 picture openings and then cut the LET's out of cardstock and tape the letters to the outside of the frame? Or maybe centered on the wall above the frame?

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  2. I love the creative edge you are putting into your room. I have not been told I can hang anything on my walls (yet), so I have not made anything that requires wall hanging. =/ I like Laura's idea bout TALK and then Let's either on the left side or in the center...that would be my suggestion! =)

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  3. I thought about putting the "Let's" outside the frame like you both suggested...I'll have to play around with it and see how it looks! Courtney, I never asked about putting things on the walls...the woman I'm replacing had things on the walls though, so I'm assuming it's ok ;)

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  4. Hi Carrie,
    is there any way you can change the link to my file folder organizers to my new domain name? http://www.remarkablehome.net I'd really appreciate it! I am trying to track down some of the links to my old domain name and ask them to be changed to help google find my blog again. Things have gone downhill since I changed domain:(
    thanks so much!

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