Last week, we received a classroom “view” from Sarah Garb, a second grade teacher from Two Rivers Public Charter School here in D.C. We’re thrilled to revive our “View From Your Classroom” series with Sarah’s view. Sarah wrote a whole post about her classroom view (excerpt below) on her blog “Dead Class Poets.” (Sarah’s blog is great and well worth checking out, btw).
A while ago I came across a website where teachers could send in a snapshot of the views from their classrooms. Many of the views feature trees, playgrounds, grass, and parking lots. I’d actually kill for a view of a staff parking lot, but alas, we have no such thing at which to look through a window or otherwise, and I park in a much-coveted alley that gets filled up very quickly. We are on the second floor and overlook busy Florida Avenue, a Chinese food restaurant, a warehouse, and a corner lot covered with stones where the gas station used to be. Talk about not getting much done in class–they removed the underground fuel holding tanks one year and productivity in the third grade took a dramatic downturn for a solid week….