So... I have been in my classroom... painting. I had a nasty bookshelf that I wanted to bring to life. Here it is with the first coat. You can see the original blue color has dings and scratches and just needs a little life.
Sadly... painting is a whole lot harder than I imagine it to be. I don't do it often enough, and every time I do it I think it's going to be this magical fun event. Yea.... no! This book shelf needed like 3 coats of paint. Here is the
final last result. I still have some more paint so I am going to do one more coat.
Like I said I think one more coat will make it look better. The back panel is made from plywood so the paint does not get into all the groves very easily. I'm not too worried about this because my book baskets will cover it up. The next shelf was only $5 at the Re-Store (Habitat for Humanity). I was so excited! It was really gross though and needed to be cleaned up. So I washed it down, took some of the hardware off and have plans to make a bench cushion for the top. (Like something I saw on Pinterest!) I love the color, and will post pictures when it's all set up!
1. I am currently reading the Daily 5 and am trying to figure out how to incorporate it into a fifth grade classroom. I am looking for comments and resources from anyone who uses Daily 5/Cafe in the upper grades. I think this is a valuable plan, but want my students in fifth grade to buy into it and not think it's too cheesy!
2. In the Daily 5 book, it mentions getting away from having a desk. Anyone gotten rid of their desk? I am seriously considering it, imagine all the space, then.... I sit at my desk and look at all the little things on my desk. What do you do with all those things? Let me know if you've gotten rid of your desk? What do you use instead?