Welcome to Craft Challenged Teachers of America.
Hi! My name is Connie and I am craft challenged
:( I am the founding member and I think from what I've seen on blogland, the only member.
It is sooooooooo sad. I see all the blog entries and links to pinterest with the amazingly fabulous designs and DIY projects, not to mention the general "classroom interior design" that is evident in - like EVERY classroom on the web.
I have a hrd time committing to a theme/color scheme, so i have a kind of mish mosh of stuff (and I mean I have stuff! I like to shop, so since I moved to Florida in 2001 and started teaching in the public schools, I have - no joke - easily spent over $15,000. However, the one thing I yearn for is a photo worthy classroom. I know I can teach the little guys - I just want my room to look more "polished" - even for a prek room.
Problems: 1. I am in a portable (read - trailer). Yes you can staple to the walls, but they are a light blue pattern of sorts. It looks like a solid light baby blue from far away. 2. I moved classooms 2 times in 3 years - kinda hard to do too much in a "permanent" way. 3. Portables = small!! Me = stuff. (Did I mention no closets?)
So my goal for this year is to streamline my class style and pick a color scheme and STICK TO IT!!! (I have a lot of primary stuff - baskets etc, and the lakeshore rug). I had intended to go with the zoo/jungle theme - but I see many teachers are focusing more on colors than themes. Your thoughts??
I seriously need the "extreme makeover, classroom edition" - to visit me.
More to come as I figure it out - or try to :)