Here are some pictures of what my classroom looks like mid-year:
This is my desk area. It usually looks as messy as it is in the picture, but I can find everything you need! I really to need to organize it better–what do you do to organize your desk?
This is the beginning of the counters just to the left of my desk. I keep my Reading A-Z readers in these buckets right behind my horse shoe table, so I can grab them quickly when doing small reading groups.
This is the opposite end of the counter top. I got these pink and purple baskets in the Dollar Spot at Target a couple of weeks ago to help me organize materials I need for each day. I’m still getting used to the system, but it’s better than having everything all over my desk!
This is where I sit when we do whole group activities. You might notice that there is a blue desk chair there now…my beloved bench broke a few weeks ago and I had to put this here. I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I like being able to roll around to write on the easel and forward when I’m reading a story.
The open doorway is a little office between my room and the K classroom next door. Mostly we have our microwaves and fridges in there along with some other assorted things…The closed door is a storage closet (it used to be a bathroom). Sometimes we are scared to open the door because things have and will fall on us! You can also see our sink and drinking fountain.
These are the shelves where we store our supplies. The tub on the bottom is a math work station tub. The yellow bucket is storage for SSR books and science notebooks. Above that you see our Writer’s Workshop basket holding paper and our folders. On top of that we keep our Morning Work folders.
In the buckets on the top of the shelf, we store our supplies we use most often. The kids can bring the tubs to the table and they usually bring the crayon basket, but leave the larger tub on the shelf. They like having more room!
That’s a look at the room right now…what does your room look like? Leave me a link to pictures of your classroom!
Let me know if you have any questions!