Mrs. Berry’s Adventure: Open House

Mrs. Berry

Our story begins on August 1st of this year for our art teacher. Mrs. Berry found herself with a new crew of wonderful teachers and staff at a new school. The building was in rough shape but with a lot of tender loving care from a dedicated construction crew this new school had been dusted off and polished, transforming from an old church building. The knights and horses in our story couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together but they were successful in putting the building together with natural lighting and paint that was best for learning.

So while there was hammering and taping, and a whole lot of sweat from sticky summer days the staff bonded together over Choice Theory and curriculum days. Mrs. Berry enjoyed the field trips to the planetarium and the county fair with delightful teachers and staff. An escaped balloon even made its way back from Canada. After all of the hard work there was even a feast where the knights and staff enjoyed a delightful pot luck. Mrs. Berry’s stuffed jalapeno peppers were devoured like a dragon’s maiden.

A couple of days before the opening of the new school the doors were opened and soon boxes upon boxes were carried in. Working together like no other crew; teachers, knights, and family members helped each other move and arrange the new learning environment. The staff then faced a hardship of outhouse proportions of a new building. But never fear the principal came to the rescue with two rolls of toilet paper and soap.

Over night the cleaning crew added their magic and made the building sparkle like never before and swept away all of the construction dust. As the morning went on teachers and staff pulled together to put in the final touches. The big moment was upon them.

Outside families and students were gathering to see the new school. A few words were said and then 1… 2… 3… the ribbon was cut. The doors were open to all who entered. Many smiles and laughter already filled the halls. Down in the art room artists were hard a work creating works of art. Some drew snakes, others drew cats and dogs. A few cars and marks made it onto the white board. Human shapes were also taking place in this room of creativity. One student even brought in pictures as a gift to the art teacher. Those were promptly hung upon the wall.

The night drew to an end as the families said good night and headed home. The school is now ready and waiting for September 6th. Mrs. Berry is waiting on pins and needles for the first day of learning. Thus this ends our little tale of the last month of summer for Mrs. Berry

The End

I hoped you enjoyed my little tail. I haven’t written a post in a while due to setting up my classroom and attending my two graduate classes this fall. I am learning lots of new ideas for the classroom; which I will be sharing later. If you would like to visit my new school online please click here. I am excited to share this new experience with you.  Here is a YouTube video about our opening day.

Have a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Berry

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