I went back today! To the school inside the mall! And I took pictures! Check this out and then I think you’ll believe me! (yes, those exclamation marks are necessary because I can’t help myself)
This is where we parked. See? THE. MALL.
These are the doors that we went through. Which, when you’re there in person, if you look straight ahead, and not to the right or left where you can see store signs, it could actually appear as if it might lead into a school. No? Well, you have to have a good imagination.
And, no jokes or me trying to be funny, this picture is taken from the door of her classroom. I am STANDING IN THE DOORWAY and looking OUT. INTO. THE. MALL. And YES, that is a lady on the bench that is taking a break from her shopping. And no, you are NOT seeing things. That’s a CAROUSEL. A CAROUSEL!!!! Which makes complete sense because the mall’s name is THE. CAROUSEL. MALL.
I am fascinated by this Charter School, if you can’t tell. I’m mad at myself, though, because we worked all day and her classroom looks ADORABLE. And I didn’t take pictures of that and I don’t know when I’m going back! 🙁 Maybe when I go shopping for my first day of school outfit?? Hee hee! Seriously, though, she got BRAND NEW furniture, computers, book cases, etc. The classroom itself is normal except it doesn’t have a sink. And she has a connecting door to the classroom next door and THAT’S the door that the kids and parents and she will have to use. The other door that leads into the mall is supposed to be kept locked. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.
One thing Alyssa made were crate chairs! Remember this amazing idea from Rachelle at What The Teacher Wants? Rachelle got the idea from someone else who got the idea from someone else and so on. I hope I’m not breaking any blogging laws by not going all the way back up the family tree to link to the original creator. Anyways, Alyssa put a little spin on it. She has no time to actually make the crate seats right now. But she wants to eventually. So for right now, she came up with this:
She just flipped the crate over and tied a chair cushion to it! She really does want the storage but for right now, she just wanted some cute seats. So if you’re in a pinch, you could try this idea. All of the
mall school teachers LOVED them.
Really quick – I wanted to say thank you to all of my peeps who left comments on my carpet spot predicament. I liked A LOT of the ideas!!! I have a lot of thinking to do! 🙂
I am off to watch Big Brother. If you’re ANYTHING like me, Rachel must have really ticked you off last night! GRRRR. She really gets under my skin and I do a lot of yelling at the TV!!! How about you?