The day has finally come when I have finished my classroom set up. It certainly isn’t 100% ready but is it ever?
My laminator took forever to arrive (the joys of living in Canada) and so many of my things are not laminated. Fingers crossed that they will last longer than just this year! Today I laminated
everything I could see a few things and ran out of pouches. (I think I may need to go to Laminators Anonymous). I’m sure you can all relate.
So this is my new school. The construction workers are still going but it is looking nothing short of amazing in this school. This is the first time in my 20+ years that I have opened a new school.
My classroom is at the end of the hall and opens up to this common area where the library is and there is now picnic tables and a beautiful playground.
For some reason, the classrooms have 15 cubbies. I was hoping class sizes were going down, but no luck. 🙂 So, I decided that they would share the bins 2 to a bin. (Yes, I may rethink that.) I figure that it’s a good way to promote community and it’s only for gym shoes anyways. I am using tables this year and shared supplies so it is a good combination. The safari number labels are from my Zebra Classroom Decor
I love my desk space. This is the space where I can organize and plan for the day. I love how my rainbow table is in my writing center getting used daily but it also doubles as my guided reading table.
What a beautiful school and classroom! I am loving your reading/library center! Great job!
Conversations in Literacy
Thanks Lori! I love that center too. I will have to come up with some "rules" because I know kids will be fighting over who gets to sit under the tree during reading time. Let's just hope they don't try to climb it! (No, that was LAST year's class!)
Awesome classroom! Enjoy it for many years! Love the Safari Theme.
Thanks Marcia. The safari theme was fun to put together!
Nicole @ Primary Teaching Resources says
Where did you get that plastic piece for your desk? I need one of those for my daybook! Your classroom is looking good!
That was actually given to me by the BCTF OT one year after I had been in a car accident and I returned to work. I've been asked about it many times because it looks great! But, it is also very effective for us teachers who always are leaning over over to plan. This is much easier on the posture which is its purpose.
Addie Williams says
Wow!!! Your school looks gorgeous and your classroom looks amazing! Wish I was in grade 2!! Have fun next week.
Yay! You were able to visit and comment Addie! What did you do different? Thanks for popping in. Enjoy your start up week too!
Debbie K says
Congrats on your room set up completion. It looks wonderful. Lucky you – to be in a brand new school! Have a relaxing, lamination-free long weekend.
I may be going through lamination withdrawals… 🙂 I see you are from BC. You should join our FB page. We just had our first meetup last Monday! Thanks for visiting and enjoy your long weekend too.
Julie Stowe says
Love your organised beautiful new room. You have set it up so well. I'm even jealous just imagining the lovely fresh smell. Have a terrific start up next week.
Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage
Yes, it sure is sparkling clean. Thank you for visiting. I am so happy that this room has so much flow in it due to the tables. I think the organization of supplies may be a challenge but so far so good.
Ms.M from Teachingisagift says
You really did transform the room! I remember the picture of ALL THAT SPACE you posted earlier…you have made it seem spacious and cozy at the same time. I would love to be in your class! Hope you have a wonderful first day next week, I'm back to it as well.
Yes, it sure looks different! I was trying to juggle 8 tables that they gave me and seemed to have no room, then my fiance came in and said, "You only need 6 tables." Well, what a difference. We staggered them and what a different look and feel to the room. It enables us to move around a lot more.
It will be a fun teaching experience! Best wishes for a great first day to you too!