Here are some pictures that I took today, so enjoy and let me know if you have any questions/comments!
This is where I store my skill folders that the kids use each morning when they first come in. The blue tub on top holds dry erase markers. The folders are well loved! The folders contain pages that are protected by sheet protectors. We use dry erase markers on them and clean them with baby wipes or tissues or even the occasional eraser! 🙂
My new reading work station, tucked away in a corner by the window where it’s sunny. I have lots of comfy pillows, chairs, stuffed animals, etc.
My Big book stand, where we write Morning Message, getting to know you activities and cut up names (from Building Blocks)
My bench where I will sit during calendar, morning message, read alouds, writing mini lessons, special helper activities
My large easel with chart paper. We use this for predictable charts, KWL charts, TWL/OWL charts.
The bottom of my calendar wall. I bought this new calendar as a present for my self (pretty lame present??!). We also have our weather circle, weather graph, and schedule chart.
The top of the calendar wall. Days/Months
The whole kit and caboodle! 🙂
My new Rainbow Words chart for learning sight words, our money pocket chart and the end of the dry erase board
Who could forget these?? My PVC pocket chart stands!
This is the beginning of the Word Work Station. It is in front of the dry erase board where the interactive word wall will be.
Our beautiful new computers! I moved them to this table so it was more kid friendly and so we didn’t have fights over the “rollie” chairs anymore!
The overhead-soon to become the overhead work station!
Writing Work Center complete with stamps, paper, markers, envelopes, stencils, and colored pencils.
The listening center. The Kinder. Kids will sit at the table nearby to listen to tapes.
This mess will soon be my parent volunteer table. Just as soon as I get it cleaned off!
Some of the Literacy games that my parent volunteers can play with the Kinder. Kids!
Math games in the parent volunteer area.
I hope this picture better defines this space. This is the zoomed out version of the parent volunteer area. It will look so nice when it’s done!
The Kinder. kids will put their baggie books and red folders here when they come in each morning. (on the right) The cart on the left will be used for the ABC Work Station.
This is how we find out who is bringing lunch, getting just milk or eating a hot lunch. The Kinder. Kids use tounge depressors with their names on them to “vote”. Eventually, they will enter their “PIN” numbers into the dining room computer and not need to use them.
We take these notebooks into the cafe with us daily so the Kinder. Kids can write/draw when they are done with lunch and to stay out of trouble.
My Work Stations management chart.
How quickly my desk area went from clean to a disaster!
This is my awards wall. I like to put up my awards to affirm that I do good work everyday in my classroom! 🙂
I love cows!! My sister painted the bottom painting for me and I got the one on top from Target a few years ago.
This is how we will organize our binders (on the top part) and our baby wipes, tissues, and writer’s workshop folders on the bottom. Crayons and supply buckets are stored on top.
This is how I keep my assessment records for each Kinder. Kid. They each have a red folder with their assessment data that goes inside a hanging file which holds their Writer’s Workshop pieces at the end of each month.
This is how I keep blank paper at each of the tables for Writer’s Workshop. I’m having trouble with the round tables though! I think I will put it in a regluar file basket and leave it in the center of the table for them.
This is how I store all my assessment masters, assessment booklets, and any other important papers that I will need to copy repeatdly.
A few panoramic views of the room!
This is one of three closets where the Kinder. Kids hang their backpacks and coats. The upper part is for storage.
So, see, I told you it was coming along!! Still LOTS of work to be done yet, but it will get done–it always does!