More classroom pictures 2011-2012

I was in my room today working on hauling my new IKEA stuff around.  Here are a bunch of pictures that I took today and I’ll write below them what they are if needed. 🙂  I took these with my iPod Touch, so they might be a little blurry–left my camera at home! 🙂


The two new tables I got from IKEA ($20 for the table and two chairs; this is two sets).  The green rug below is also from IKEA for about $20.00.  The pillows came from Old Time Pottery and I wanted another color besides green, so I got these that have the same green in the centers of the flowers, but have some pinks and whites as well.  I really like how this all ended up! 🙂

This is a magnetic board I got on clearance for $9.99.  I think it’s going to serve as my Magnet Work Station.  I really like the try at the bottom for catching those sliding letters.  We hung it with some of those Command 3M picture hanging hooks that can hold up to 20 pounds.  It looks like a toboggan to me! 🙂

This is how my Writing Work Station looks right now…

My Computer Work Station.  I had these on a table last year and it just took up too much room, so I moved them to desks.  These butt up to the back of Writing Work Station.

This is my calendar area.

This is my new Author’s Chair that I got at IKEA.

How I store my pointers.  I got the star wands at Target in the Dollar Spot and the rest I’ve collected over the past few years.

This is my bookcase that I use to store things we use during calendar, morning message, my Magic Tree House books, CD’s and other pointers.

I don’t know if I’ve ever put an up-close picture of the bench I sit on when we are doing whole group activities, so here you go! 🙂

Here is our new and improved Science area.  I took out the large table that was here before because it took up too much room.  I used another table from IKEA here along with a few bookcases for easier organization of science materials.

Here is the bookcase in the Science Work Station.

The Window in the Science Work Station.  I bought two new window mount bird feeders that will hang outside the window so the children can watch the birds (hopefully) come to the window.


Where my Pocket Chart Work Station will go next year.  I moved it away from the computers to the bottom of these closet doors.

Right inside my doorway.

My lovely door!

Looking towards the library.  My doorway is just to the left of where I am standing.

These are the tubs that will hold my Math Work Stations.  I am going to number the ends of each of the tubs and assign the children to a number (that will change each day so they rotate through them).

This is my horseshoe table that I use to work with small groups.

These are the new stools for my horseshoe table.  I got them at Old Time Pottery and they were originally from Target and there were two in a box.  I got two stools for $10 and then they were %40 off! 🙂

My desk.

These will be our Science Notebooks…I’ll be blogging about that more this year!

My new magazine holders (5 for $1.99 @ IKEA!).  I’m going to work on creating individual book baskets for each child.

These are two finds from Marshall’s!  The Eric Carle shapes are Colorforms and I thought they would be cute to use when we read his many stories.  The On The Farm books has magnetic farm animals and it works on positional words.

This basket holds microphones that I got from Target and the glasses.  This will go in my Buddy Reading Station (as soon as I find a place for it!)

This is my Intervention Basket that I started for one of my grad classes last semester.  It has everything I need to work with small groups of children on specific literacy skills. Now…to create one for math!

Hope you enjoyed the new pictures!

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 29, 2011, in 2011-2012 Classroom Pictures, Calendar, Literacy Work Stations, Math Work Stations, Science Notebooks. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I would love to know more about your “Intervention basket”. It looks so neat and organized. Love your finds at Ikea and Old Time Pottery!


  2. Old Time Pottery is the best! I miss it so much now that I have moved to NC. I love your small group stools.


  3. Love everything. Can’t wait to see it in person. You hit the jackpot at IKEA.


  4. Hi Kristen,
    I like ur website . I love everything that u make in your classroom.
    Thank u very much for sharing all your ideas.
    It’s very nice and very helpful. :)))

    with love

    Karen Zhou


  5. hi kristen, am 22yr old and am planning to set up a preschool this september.i need your help with what to do.thanks in advance.


  6. Hi kristen!

    I love your loft where did you get it??


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