We've made it through week 3 here in North Carolina! It's been an interesting few weeks that is for sure!
As all teachers do, I found myself at school this summer setting my room up so that it was just the way I wanted! Well, what I thought was the way I wanted.
On Thursday, I found myself in the middle of a classroom organization crisis! I couldn't handle anything anymore! I had gotten rid of my teacher desk because it was HUGE and was missing the storage. I have started using Math Workshop to teach math and felt like my room just wasn't set up for it! I was OVER IT!
Here is a glimpse at my classroom at the beginning of the week:
|Walking in the door.|
|My front table - students turn in papers here!|
|My back corner, 2 bookshelves overflowing with books! The blank board is filled with pushpins for students to hang up their own work.|
Let's be real here, this is ridiculous!
Enter crisis here:
I went to Walmart and The Dollar Tree to stock up on all types of plastic.
|It was meant to be! On sale for $6!|
I'm not quite through the chaos of reorganizing, but here are some pictures of what is going on right now.
|The new front! Look how much more room we have to line up! I need to redo my bulletin boards, but that will be Monday morning's task.|
|Back corner - much better!|
And those fabulous purple drawers? One for each table!
|Each is labeled with their table numbers - look at the clear table tops!|
Here's what they are filled with:
|We do Spiral Review at the beginning of each math class. They get torn to pieces if the children keep them, so here they are safe and sound!|
|Each class' books get kept together.|
Next week, drawer 3 will have rulers, calculators, and anything else I can think of.
I'll keep you updated on my progress. What tips do you have for me?!