I am now officially a Noseda! I finally got my name changed, and I was quite excited to get a new license picture. Here is my old one:
Ouch. For the record, I was 9 months pregnant. My license was about to expire and I wanted to get it taken care of before I went into labor. Apparently being that pregnant makes one of my nostrils bigger. Also, I have no idea why my face is so red. I think it was the act of standing up and walking over to the picture station that made me so pink. I promise you the lady at the secretary of state didn’t hit me a couple of times before this picture was taken. Fun fact: I was encouraged to lose this license after I got it.
But, I was just proud I that I woke up, got out of bed, put pants on, AND left the house. It was a pretty busy day as pregnant Jo. After I changed my name I basically ran to the Secretary of State to get a new license. Look what came in the mail today!
My neeeeeeeeeew license. With my neeeeeew name. And my neeeeeeeeew picture. Wooooooooo I am basically a model! And look! I don’t appear beaten up in this one! Its a keeper!
Ok, now that I have updated you I will move on to artsy stuff. In case you don’t know- I teach art K-5 in northern Michigan. I work in two buildings therefore I have two classrooms. Over the summer I spent a lot of time in one building and somewhat neglected my other classroom. This classroom needed some extra decorating and it has been to blah for way too long- which means I got to redecorate! So of course I didn’t have any early before pictures but I have this one that I took part way through redoing this wall:
Before that big wall had a ton of posters. Its a wall that you can staple stuff onto and when I was told I would have two classrooms a couple of years ago I just threw some stuff on the walls and called it good. It has been driving me crazy and then a week into this school year I snapped and had to redecorate. You can see me adding tissue paper onto those two little bulletin boards. Then I totally went crazy with the tissue paper.
I thought it would be pretty cool to tissue paper the entire wall and add black lines in between each color. Here we go, almost done. I had to fight several spiders on the ceiling as I was redoing the wall. The things I do for my classroom, amirite?
Check her out, donezo!
Yes, that is a portrait of me on the wall. I stippled it last year as an example for 8th grade kiddos. And now I have it up as a reminder to the kids: I am always watching. Muhaha.
Its amazing the effect adding color does. I am instantly happy when I walk into my classroom now. It makes me want to create. Sigh. I love it. So I redecorated my other bulletin boards to match.
Here are our rules. Thanks to Cassie Stephens for the art room rules, they rock!
There is still much more to do. I am lovin’ these bright colors though. They make me so happy. Sigh.
Now lets play a game. Can you guess what this is going to be?
See ya next week!