Well, my first week back was SUPER busy!! I can't believe that the students will be rolling in next week...aaaahhhhh! Luckily, we are staggering this year, so I think things will be pretty manageable.
Anyhow, here are the before and after pics of my classroom. You will see that I am not a huge fan of clutter, so things may look a little bare compared to some of the classroom pictures that you have seen lately.
Here are the before pics...
|This is my whole group meeting area...look at that naked step. :(|
|Before view from front door.|
|Before view from back door.|
Pretty blank & boring, huh?!
Here are the after pics...
|After view from the front of the room.|
|Whole group area...no more naked step! It looks much better in red! :)|
|Another view of whole group area.|
|Reading Station- right beside whole group area|
|Listening Station- right in front of word wall & beside reading station.|
|Weird picture- I think I was trying to show the bulletin board color scheme...|
|These are my cabinets (duh!) They are to your left as you look into the room. I just love those zebra curtains that cover the open shelves. I hate looking at the clutter that is behind them! ;)|
|These are their mailboxes. They put their agendas & homework folders in them after unpacking in the morning. Ignore my purse & teacher bag..hee hee!|
|This is my teacher desk. You can see that the front of it is my magnet station & my pocket chart station is on the left. I have to keep my math tubs behind my desk because some of my students have "sticky fingers".|
|Job Chart. I will put their pics on a fat popsicle stick & then put it in the pocket for their job.|
|This is the back of my room. The poms hanging over the tables tell them what color group they are in.|
|Teacher Table~ pretty bare, huh?!|
|Chart Station~ look at that cute zebra curtain! :)|
| Block Station~ They pull the tub out a little & then there is plenty of room to build.|
Well, there you have it! I think that I love it so far! I can't wait to get the student's work up on the walls & bulletin boards so things won't look so bare!