Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pinky Classroom for Pink Saturday

If you visit me on a regular basis, you might know that I am working this semester. I am filling in as a long term substitue for a young teacher that is expecting twins. She is not due til December, so I will probably be there until then at least.

Actually, the intervention teacher was moved to her kindergarten class, and I'm doing the interventions which is what I did the last two years that I worked.

I have always had to go in and set up a classroom, but this time it was already done! And it is so cute...with lots of PINK!

In the first picture, you can see the pink dots along with the other colors. She had decorated the room with these bright dots near the ceiling all the way around the room.

There are lots of rugs over carpet in the room, and most of them have pink in them. Here is a corner of a cute little rug under a table.

I just love this reading corner with the funky pink light! I made a picture with the lights on, but the pink shows up better in the picture with the switch off. Note the bright pink tablecloth with the books displayed on easels.
This cute little pink light is right behind the teachers desk in the corner. I love the style of the pink lampshade.
Here's another pink fish rug with pink plastic tubs full of supplies.
I just wanted you to see how cute the room is! I can't take any credit for it...I walked in the first day and there it was...all decorated for me!
Some of you have asked me how things are going. It has been hard getting back into the swing of things and giving up my freedom. I have to run errands after school now, and lots of my projects here at home are going to be on hold for awhile. And of course not being able to check on my blog and others during the day has been hard. The school system has all the blogs blocked! Which is probably a good thing. LOL
Other than that, I like it. It has been fun being around teachers and kids again.
I spent most of the week testing, and some of the children asked me about the room. One little boy asked "Are you going to be teaching mostly girls?" Another asked if I shopped at the Spotted Pony which is a cute boutique here in town. He said the stuff in the room looked like the stuff there!

I know this has been long, and if you're still reading...let me close with one more thing from my new room:

I know it's not pink....but it pretty well sums up what teachers do each day! LOL
Have a great Pink Saturday. Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for other Pink Saturday posts!


Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a cute PINK classroom!!! You're a blessing to those children, Diane!


Darlene said...

What a GREAT classroom and it the teacher did a great job decorating it! It is so wonderful for you to fill in for them when they need it. I'm sure it is taking some adjustment to doing everthing "after" work again.

My neighbor has someting (can't think for the life of me what it is at the moment) with that saying on is adorable on the pillow!

Dawn said...

Diane that room is great!!! It looks like a fun place to be! I love the pillow. You are my first smile of the morning.

I'm glad things are going well. I know what you mean about those after school errands. It can wear you out sometimes.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Take care,

Southern Lady said...

Diane, how nice for you -- and the children -- to have such a bright and cheerful classroom.

I love the pillow, too. I need to find one for my sister-in-law who teaches kindergarten.

Those little children are very blessed to have a teacher who cares about them enough to create such a pretty learning environment for them, and to have you with them while she is gone.



Jeanne said...

Diane, I adore that classroom. A great atmosphere for children. All that pink and the comments from the children are so sweet. What a wonderful job. I know the adjustment will be tough, but worth it in the end. Or, you might say in the beginning. smile. The final pic of the pillow says it all. I love your post today, it makes me smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

Brown-Eyes said...

Loved the pillow and all the pretty in pink items...what a cheerful environment for you and the children. ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane! I love your pink classroom! I would love to come and be a 'little' student in here! I'm sure all the kiddoes are going to love it.
Be a pink sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.

Smilingsal said...

The room is welcoming.

I'll bet you breathed a sigh of relief to have that one tough job out of the way. Decorating a room for young ones must be a costly chore.

I taught high school, so I never had to do this much.

Mary said...

This sweet classroom may be worth coming out of retirement for Diane - it's so adorable! I think you are going to love it there and I know the kids are fortunate to have you.

Perhaps I need to return to school. Just kidding, having a hard enough time studying French with the tacher who now comes to the cottage!! For some reason one's brain doesn't soak up new stuff so easily when you're in your 60's!!!!

Great pillow too! Enjoy the weekend and thanks for your kind comments.

Virginia said...

What a cheerful and fun classroom.
Have a Happy and Bless Pink Saturday, Virginia

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

This was such a fun post, and I loved the children's comments about the room.

Nancy said...

Good Morning Diane, What a cute class room...I was a substitute for 8 years...sometimes I miss it but I do enjoy my freedom too.
There's nothing better then teaching children, they sure know how to lift you up when you need it. Thanks for posting this...brought back a lot of memories to me. Hope you have a great day.. Nancy

nikkicrumpet said...

I have so much admiration and respect for the wonderful teachers who take on such an enormous task. That classroom looks so bright and happy. I'm sure the students will love it there with you! .... and I LOVE the pillow...too funny!

Jeanne said...

Diane I came back to thank you for your sweet comments on my surgery. I am glad to hear about your mother's good recovery. I feel positive about this whole surgery thing.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Mad Red Hare said...

How adorable! What a fun place to learn. I hope you are enjoying teaching this semester!

linda said...

How fun that you get to work in that darling classroom...and you didn't even have to decorate it!

Glad you are adjusting to your new work schedule but don't worry, it will be Dec before you know it.

Melissa Wertz said...

A fun pink classroom! I like it. I especially like the lamp and the pillow at the end. ;-)

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Diane, love the pink classroom! What a great place to learn in!
Happy Pink Saturday!
love, Ann

Katherinellen said...

OHhhh! That's Cute! It's very cheerful! Love that....Thank for your sweet are so sweet. Glad you like your deserved...I meant every words about you. Can't wait to meet you in person one day. Oh..Rose been working alots lately..if you was wondering. Just talk to her today. She just don't have the time to blog...but she will get back soon...Thought you would like to know. You have a wonderful weekends. Smiles Kathy

MyBigMouth said...

What a wonderfully decorated classroom.
I bet the kids are loving it!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Barb said...

What a lovely classroom you have. The kids must love it. So bright and inviting.

It is difficult to try to fill in errands around your job. I can relate to that! I am slowing making my way around blogs today.

Have a wonderful weekend.


P.s. Love where you create and CONGRATS on the awards. WOO HOO!

PAT said...

Great Pink Saturday post, Diane. Wow, what a wonderful room!

I love that last little bit, too!

Have a lovely weekend.


PAT said...

Hi Diane, I just saw your comment at the back porch. Thanks so much!

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Catherine Holman is another blogger. She is a Missouri Folk Artist. Beautiful work. Clicking on her name on the post,will take you to her blog.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a cute "pink" classroom! It looks so whimsical and delightful! Hope you are settling in well! Love your "wildlife" pillow! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Joy said...

That classroom is adorable!

Jen r. said...

It's a cute classroom, but I could see the little boys great though! It looks like it will be a fun place to teach in! Jen R

Pat said...

The teacher did a great job making the room look pretty & fun, Diane! Enjoy the kids and before you know it the regular teacher will be back -- at least maybe she'll be back as having twins might keep her home for awhile :-)

Hugs, Pat in NY

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Diane!

Happy Pink Saturday! I want to be in your classroom! What a fun teacher you must be!


She'sSewPretty said...

What a fun classroom. I commend you for being a teacher. My son in law and two of my sister in laws are teachers and they work so hard!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS! What an adorable pink classroom! Where was that when I was in school?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Diane...hope you do decide to do a table scape or place setting or vignette! Thanks for visiting my blog you pink posting! :-) Susan

artis1111 said...

Yhis is so cute!!! Pinkness to you.Kathy

kristiane said...

Hey when I was in school, I never had a classroom that pretty. Lucky kids! Thanks for sharing. :)

bloggin' Chrystal said...

What a happy classroom!!!!!!! I love it! My room is done "beachy" this year and the stuff in that room would fit right in...! I'm going to come shopping in your classroom...! LOL!

Margie said...

That's an adorable *pink* classroom! What a nice atmosphere you will have to go to each day!