(I think that's my mantra for the year...do my best, don't sweat the rest.)
Anyway, I did snap some pictures of my finished classroom before the kiddos arrived! I apologize for the blurriness, I actually brought my real camera to school but I was in a hurry and apparently I did a pitiful job. Ha.
|Bulletin board #1--learning materials|
|Bulletin board #2--morning meeting materials|
|The whole circle time area, complete with the Word Wall|
We use that general area for our morning meeting, read alouds, and whole group learning.
|Focus wall, so parents can easily see exactly what we are working on!|
This is also useful when I want the kids to be able to restate their objectives. =)
|Learning centers, math and literacy.|
|Our class library, which I spent hours organizing, labeling, and making generally pretty.|
'Cause books are important.
The kiddos have since decorated those white magazine holders above the library--those are their book boxes, where they store "in progress" books. We also ditched (well, gave away) that brown table in the lower right hand corner, which made the space much more open and comfy.
|Whole room shot. I love those huge windows!|
|Teacher's desk area.|
It took many hours to get to this point, but I'm so happy with the overall result!
It's already interesting to note exactly how we use the room so far, and think about what might shift as the year progresses. This is my first permanent teaching position, and I keep having to remind myself that if it doesn't work, I can try something different next year!