My new room has a few issues. It is in the oldest part of the building meaning that it has an older room smell. It might have had mold at one point, and it is possibly sinking into the ground. However, it also has a lot of really great attributes! For instance, it is in the far hall, meaning drop-ins are less likely. It is near the cafeteria, which is nice for walking kids to lunch. It has a faculty restroom, always nice! It has a nearby exit and parking lot. I lost a large cabinet, but gained a true closet, and a wall of built-ins. And it has a window.
At my school, windows are prime real estate. I had a window by chance when I first started out, and it was nice. Then when I changed grade levels, I lost my window. It was okay though, I brought in lamps, played with the light switches, and found a way to make the room work. I would be lying though if I said I wasn't happy to be moving. Many, many people covet a room with a window, so I feel very lucky that I somehow managed to get one.
One of the other perks of being in the older part of the school is that the room is a bit larger than my old one. However, it is also really old. It has a very "lived-in" look. This makes sense, it is an old room!
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I am waiting now to find out if we are going to be allowed to paint, but I know I can live in this room happily even if we can't. I still need to put up my bulletin boards, real and faux, but that will happen in time. And fire marshall, if you are reading this, I have already purchased the fire retardant spray!)
So what do you think of my makeover?