Tomorrow is the big day! My new first graders come tomorrow and I am READY! Okay- so I am ready .. meaning.. my room is ready. I need a few days off to rest and get caught up on a few hours of sleep before jumping into a new school year.. BUT.. at least Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. I have all ready made a date with my couch and dvr Friday afternoon ..
I finished my room today and took some pictures to share.
Remember I mentioned earlier in a post that my room is teeny tiny compared to most of the rooms I see on other blogs- I am jealous. But, I taught in a bigger classroom for 3 years and I complained during those years that I didn’t have enough room- and I even had 2 HUGE walk-in closets!
I do books or my library area different than most.. mainly because of not having a large classroom. I have a book table where I change books out each week. The books that are on the table go with whatever theme or unit I am teaching that week. Most of the books are numbers and counting .. then I will add in color words and alphabet books. It is also tradition with me that I put out small trinkets, toys or little fun objects on the table.. you would be surprised at how these items are LOVED! I collect items all year to go with whatever we doing at that time.
Right now- I have VINTAGE smurf figures. These were mine when I was a child- my mom has had them in storage since then. I have at least 50 of them. I have more to put out next week.. These little guys make me so happy!
Here are my books organized by theme. These are shelves as soon as you walk into my classroom. I keep pocket charts hanging over the front. Mainly because I have no other place to hang pocket charts but it also hides all my stuff too!
So, have you seen the smurf movie?