Last week or so, I posted pictures of my classroom at the “height” of the school year. Check out these photos from after the school year has ended. Kind of depressing…it’s all so still and quiet–I don’t like that! 🙂 It won’t be too much longer though until it’s filled with noise again! Don’t get me wrong, I love summer vacation as much as the next teacher, but I can’t stand a classroom that’s empty! 🙂
Also this week, I found two great places to find used children’s books: Goodwill (they were .69 each) and my son’s bedroom!! I found books I had brought home for him a few years ago and thought that I’d lost! I saw several books that I knew I already had in my listening center, but I only had one copy and was able to find about 20 more titles that now have partners! This picture shows me organizing them:
I also have had a few questions about how I store all my books. I wrote a grant several years ago and got this nice bookshelf and the magazine holders to put the books in. I’ve organized them generally by topic and some overlap, but at least I can find most of the books when I need them! Here is a picture of the bookcase (one picture has the curtain down and the other with it up):
The last picture is of my books on tape/CD. I store them much the same way I do my books, but on the bookshelf right next to the one with all my books:
Posted on June 9, 2011, in 2010-2011 Classroom Pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Seeing your classroom before you packed it up reminded me of my classroom – every inch is well used! How long does it take for you to pack everything away for the summer? That is one of my least favorite things about teaching because it takes me FOREVER! On a plus side though – it makes me clean up and organize things every year!