|My awesome helper!|
|The circle hanging on the right side is our Where Are We? chart.|
You can see the edge of a tiered bookshelf on the left side.
This is for morning reading when the students arrive. They
grab a book and read in the hallway. I like that the kids can see
the books easily.
|The view from right inside the door.|
|Right behind the door is our new Magnet Center for|
magnetic letters and numbers. I really tried to use
the space that is generally unusable.
|The back of the door has our How We Go Home|
chart and our Clean-up Jobs for the end of the day.
|Step inside and turn left to find our mailboxes. I use these for |
Take Home Folders. I teach the students on Day 1 how to find
their slot and put their folder away when they unpack.
|Left wall of room has student lockers. Above the lockers is|
my number and color wall. Since it is so high and hard to
get to, this wall doesn't change all year.
|Our friendly caterpillar hangs in the corner over the lockers.|
|Above the lockers on the other side is a make shift bookshelf.|
Last year I didn't pull out the books I wanted to teach with.
It was very difficult to find what I wanted, when I wanted it. This
year I have them organized by subject and theme. It's already
made things easier.
|The front left corner of the classroom has this shelf. It holds|
all our Language Arts manipulatives. The white drawers will
be our Word Work tubs.
|Same view from further back. Notice the ABC |
chart on the wall. This is right next to the lockers
and will be a Word Work Center.
|My birthday display is on the wall above the ABC chart.|
|Here's the front middle of the room. I extend my bulletin boards with fabric|
so that the only part of my white board showing is where my projector hits.
This is more than enough space for me.
|This is our classroom library. My Mom had a Hungry Caterpillar comforter|
that she wanted to get rid of. I think it's just perfect as a rug! I did put some
of the "no slip" stuff under it to help hold it in place. I love the Eric Carle book
covers on the wall and hanging from the ceiling. The white drawers on
against the wall will be our Math Tubs.
|The right wall, next to the library is our Word Wall and computer station.|
|Next to the computers is a shelf that holds all our Math manipulatives, puzzles|
and games. The empty shelves on the bottom will be for book boxes. I like
to spread them out around the room so the students are not all going to the same
place at the same time. The black frames on the window are all of my class
pictures from previous years. The kids get so excited when I add their frame
at the end of the year.
|Along the back wall is the bathroom and then this little table. This is the|
Science Discovery Station during our Math/Science centers and the Writing
Station during our Literacy block. I am all about dual purposes!
|Right in the middle of the back wall is the |
closet. I decided to display Star Quality
Work here. The bottom will be for anchor charts.
|The side of the cabinet is where I display our|
|Next comes my teaching table. I am in love with my new stools that I redid |
this summer. Inside is storage for my centers that I am not using. I have one
of the colorful rainbow carts behind the table. These will be for storing books
and supplies for reading groups.
|The remaining part of the back wall is a sink and counter space. I obviously|
took this picture before I finished cleaning! I am using the small pocket charts
to display our weekly objectives.
|Under the counter space I have open shelves for storage. I covered|
them with the blue fabric. I am using a section of this space for
my Poetry Center.
|Got a little distracted one day and decided to organize my construction paper. I found |
a wire rack that is used to hold file folders. (Usually stands up on a desk). Instead of
throwing it away I bent the legs up, hot glued it to the back of the cabinet and used it for
construction paper. I love being able to grab just what I need without rearranging an entire
stack. All my school supplies and art supplies are in the cabinets above the counter.
|The front is our large carpet where we do most of our whole group meeting|
times. Behind that is a small shelf with supplies for our Building Center.
|I love that this washi tape just looks like the Eric Carle dots!|