It's taken me quite a while to get my classroom set up this year, but I think it's ready for the kiddos on Tuesday! Here's a sneak peek!
|These black crates from Target are a perfect fit under my whiteboard (and SmartBoard) for grouped books and my kiddos' book boxes. They are sturdy and lock together...I'm a big fan.|
|It took me a while to figure out the arrangement of my students desks, but I think I got it. They are pretty neat in the fact that they stack on top of each other and have wheels. Perfect for making a working space in the classroom.|
|Organized reading materials. Melts my heart.|
|My room lacks usable wall space. I linked three chains from one end of the window to the other to create the space I needed!|
|Whole-group meeting area.|
|Close-up of our calendar area.|
|This is the other side of my easel and math cart. I love them because I can use both sides and move them out of the way since they are on wheels.|
|Tilt your head to the left! This is the side of my math cart. I have a small peg board that I made. It will house each kids' "Learning Ring" for the year. (I'll share this later)!|
|Keep your head tilted. This idea has been floating around Pinterst...but I promise I've used this for years! It's a painters bucket that is filled with reading pointers and phonemic awareness "goodies" that I use daily.|
|Each year I create a new box of books. After helping my mom clean out her basement, I decided to make a small collection of books that I had when I was a baby. The box isn't labeled yet, but I'm pretty sure my kids will enjoy it.|
Now all I need...25 kids. Will meet them on Tuesday, the first day of school. So excited.