Monday, August 29, 2016

Classroom Tour

Hey guys! I haven't ever put a full look at my classroom so I thought I'd let you have a peek this Monday evening!  It's a long skinny room so I have had things in a few TONS of different places before ending on this design that I've had for a few years.  The gal that was in the room before me wasn't fortunate enough to have the cabinets above the cubbies (but asked for them to be put in before he moved) so I reaped the benefit of that one.  I was able to get rid of a lot of the cabinets she had and really open up the space.  I also asked for the whiteboard to be removed and the chalkboard put up on the cinder block (painted over mural) wall that couldn't be used for bulletin boards or hanging things.  All of these changes were huge and I, most days, love my classroom set up.  

From left to right:  Restroom, computers and NEW BULLETIN BOARD! Yipee!, mailboxes, chalkboard, flexible seating, cubbies, play area, calendar wall. 

This is my version of flexible seating. At least at this point in the year.  I have a student of the week desk, two student desks, two tables with rocking/regular chairs, floor table and rug seating available.  This is where I do my whole group instruction.  Orange and green cabinets for storage which I organized last year which I posted about here.  Student cubbies hold their backpacks, coats, lunch boxes and the top houses their towel box for rest time.  The cabinets on top store more games and activities for language arts and math.  The very top of them is where I house all of my play and sensory activities. 

The opposite end is where I have my dramatic play center which changes approximately every three weeks, calendar wall with mountain math, sensory table and behind the partition is where my aide is able to work one on one with students for some time in the afternoon.  

Lastly, I have my desk and such.  The three shelves hold monthly binders, reading unit binders, books on cd, leveled readers and center supplies.  I keep my materials for each day in the colored drawers behind the desk.  I thought really hard this year about getting rid of my teacher desk but I just couldn't do it!  So, I downsized.  It's working well so far but I have to do a better job of staying organized so my table doesn't get stacked on! 

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my space! I'd love to hear your comments! 

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