Monday morning we arrived back to school after Mid-Winter Recess to discover that a new set of gorgeous windows were installed in our absence. Our already scrumptious classroom has been made even more exquisite with these amazing additions. The previous occupants were dingy Plexiglas that blocked the light and the view.
The new shades have not yet been installed so the sunlight is free to shine and sparkle unencumbered. Lauren and I feel like we just signed a lease for a Soho loft. They open up the space in a way that we couldn't have imagined.
Light bounces off the mirrors and glass vases. It creates shadows on the walls and on the table tops. It energizes the students and lifts our mood.
I tried to capture the magic but photos just can't reproduce the happy vibe. But, while I had the camera out I decided to take a bunch of pictures of the room.
I have included only three here because when they are viewed together they represent a good portion of the room. I took these today after the kids went home so I had the opportunity to straighten up a bit before I started clicking.
As any teacher or parent knows things can get messy sometimes when children are involved, but Lauren and I understand that there is such a thing as a 'good' mess. It means that the students are invested and involved with the task before them.
But for now, no mess. Just sunlight, shadows and lots of shiny!