When I hear back to school I think of Billy Madison singing before he gets on the bus, all the school supply commercials, and of course getting back into my classroom. I have 2 weeks of summer left before pre-planning starts but what that really means is I have 2 weeks to make the cutest darn classroom I can before tons of meetings, paperwork, and meet the teacher!
Today was my first day back in my classroom and I think it was a super successfully day. I feel like I made a lot of headway in my room! Check it out through these pictures.
When I walked in the room this is what it looked like from my door. A big mess! Cabinets in the middle of the floor desks, boxes, and stuff everywhere!
I moved the desks around included my own which is on it's way out the door! I made my desk area and library area on this side of the room today. I also put the cabinet against the wall and put tons of things away and organized them.
I organized some of my word work games monthly.
Then I stacked them in this awkward area in my room. But....then I put one panel of a curtain on a tension rod and voila just like that I have a cute storage area. The desk you see there is not mine. It is my para-professionals. She comes with a desk so I'm removing mine because it just takes up too much space.
This is now my "desk" area. I just moved my computer over to the presentation area and put a cabinet next to it so I have a place to put some supplies. I love it because it's small and open so I have to keep it clean. Everything is organized in bins and folders so I will be forced to put everything away. I also have my guided reading books on the shelf because this will be super close to where my guided reading table will eventually be.
This is my library area! The books in blue bins are all fiction. The books in the red and green bins are non-fiction. The books on the top shelf are chapter books that I will eventually take down and change out for the easier books once I know my kids reading levels. I know this area will change some but this is it for right now!
So that's my room right now! I'm going back tomorrow for Day 2 and will show you more pictures as the room comes together!