I redid the bulletin boards in one of the language classrooms at school today. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, since they were half empty and really sad and drab. As we don’t have our own classrooms, nobody is in charge of the bulletin boards, and thus nobody really does anything with them.
I so miss the school supply shops in America! We don’t have anything like them here. After primary school, it’s just not the custom to decorate the classrooms so much, let alone change the decor according to the seasons. My only chance was to get standard posters – many of them cliched stereotypes from the English-speaking world, but better than nothing, I reckoned. I also managed to find a few motivational posters in Singapore last spring.
The turquoise sunny beach hut by the sea is strategically placed in my line of view if I am in front of the classroom. It will be my escapist, daydreaming picture, especially when the cold, colourless winter hits us.