I met my "littles" on Friday. Even after all my years of teaching, I continue to get excited for a new year. All those eager little faces and apprehensive parents...... There is just something about the beginning of the year that is delightful and exciting.....
I thought I would share a few photos of my classroom. I am not completely finished; but really, really close!
I love this reading nook. I have had this beach umbrella in my classroom for many years. This summer, I ALMOST replaced it with a newer one, but the colors of this one fit so perfectly with this room, that I thought I would give it another chance and I am glad that I did! The letters for READ are simply KG Second Chance font in Power Point that I blew up REALLY big and then copied onto colored card stock.
This is the first year that I did NOT do a complete overhaul on my classroom library. I am happy with how it worked last year, so there are no changes there. I think I purchased the black plastic shelves from Lowes.
Here is another little reading nook. This is where I will have my CD players set up for my kiddos to listen to a story. You cannot see them from this photo, but I also purchased 6 scoop rockers that my kids can use when sitting in this nook or actually anywhere in the classroom where they are comfortable and not in the space of another child...... You also can see my "pile" of filing on the bottom right that I must get to before the first day of school.... sigh.... filing is ALWAYS last on my TO Do list..... :)
I moved my reading table/small group area to the front of the classroom. I don't have it completely organized yet, but my splurge this year is my new teacher cart! I can't wait to have everything I need to teach a lesson right at my fingertips... and by the way... that is not an outside door that I am blocking with the cart! :)
You can "kind of" see a table with striped place mats on the bottom right of the photo. This is my iPad table. I am hoping to give my kids their own space when using their device. We'll see......
Here is my religion bulletin board and you can see the iPad table a little better in this photo...
Here is another bulletin board... nothing really new, but it sure brightens up the corner of the classroom!
I love owls, so here is my little classroom collection of owls.
So... that's it for now, my friends... I need to scoot and spend some time with my family today....
Here's to a wonderful and rewarding year to everyone!
Until next time!