Classroom 2013-2014 Set Up
I went to school today to start setting up my classroom and I took some pictures of how everything was when I finished for the day. MANY thanks to my wonderful husband for coming along and helping me get the big furniture set up! I’ll explain what each area is under each picture. I stood in the middle of the room and took pictures all the way around and then some close up shots. 🙂
This is where I will store my supplies for my small groups. The two white crates store intervention materials. On top of that are extra supplies, my do-a-dot stampers, and in the two blue tubs-dry erase markers.
Last year, I used these shelves so my students could store supplies near their tables. This year, I’m storing their supplies differently, so I am using these shelves to store materials under my Promethean Board. I have the dry erase boards on the left and clipboards on the right. Easily accessible when we need them during our large group work. 🙂
This is where I sit when we are doing something whole group. You can see my easel and part of my ELMO off to the left. The green bulletin board (it will soon have black paper on it) will be my focus wall for our reading series.
Student tables. I’m trying something new this year and pushing all 6 of my smaller tables together. It may or may not work…but I want to give it a shot. They will store their supplies in the middle of the tables in the dead space that happens there. See those tubs that are on the tables? I cleared out all the stuff in them before school got out for the summer! Most of it was donated. You should see how clean the closet is now! 😉
The other two student tables, my sink area, and my new aquarium! Any good ideas for fish I should put in it? 🙂 You can also see the open door to our storage closet (I share with the teacher next door–she has a door directly on the other side of mine). To the right of that is our “office”–AKA a spot to store more stuff! 🙂
I’m making curtains for these shelves along the back of my room and this is how I’m hanging the curtains. My hubby put the hooks up for me today and I just got tension rods (because they were the cheapest!) and made them the correct length. You can kind of see them in the picture showing my small group table up above. 🙂
Tomorrow, I’m headed to IKEA!! 🙂 Then time to make the curtains to cover up these shelves! 🙂
What do you think so far?