I need help!
Here are some pictures of my classroom. What would you do with it? The only true restrictions are that the lab tables cannot be moved and my desk can only be rotated but not moved away from its area. Oh, and nothing highly flammable near the lab tables, since I do teach science for part of the day. Both bookcases can be moved, but I don't think the glass case by the cabinets can.
View of the entry. The screen on that wall is unused, but it's unclear at this point if I'll be allowed to have it taken down:
The wall of cabinets, mostly filled with previous teachers' stuff:
The big, blank wall. The eye wash station messes the spaciousness of it up a bit and the TV in the corner hasn't worked in years. I had been keeping turn-in folders and supplies on a desk along the wall so people weren't always walking over to the bookcase by my desk, but I'm not married to that:
I had been thinking I might get some cheap Asian-inspired screens to put between the two parts of the room to make it feel cozier when we're only in the front part, but I'm not sure if that's making more work for myself.
I am not into foofy decorations. I like stuff to be useful or to show evidence of learning. I'm hoping to use a lot of anchor charts this year since I scored a sticky easel pad from a friend over the summer (only ELA teachers get them at my school).
I had a wish that someone would make me a flannel coordinate plane that I could use like a giant feltboard on the large wall, but I haven't convinced anyone that I need it badly enough.