Today was the first day I got to do some work in my classroom and I think I brought the best helper with me! My friend helped me get SO much done! She was *excellent* at putting up bulletin board paper, something I do not do well!
We went in just expecting to get all of the furniture set and arranged today, but we did so much more!
|Here is a shot standing in the door way to my classroom.|
There's still a lot of small item organizing to be done...and I need to make new curtains/covers for that toy shelf in front.
|That's the block area straight ahead, and the green curtain to the left is the computer area. There's a table with computers behind the curtain, but since we don't really use them, I block them :)|
There's my job octopus! He's still looking for his home. It's been discussed to go many places, but still haven't found one quite right yet!
View from standing up in the loft. And my giant red easel. They are new this year and every teacher got one. We already have a love/hate relationship.
Here's the view from standing over by my desk. You can see my small group table to the left, our toy area, smartboard, and obviously where we will do calendar/greeting time!
Here is the writing area with my word wall..and jellyfish! I guess it's a good thing I hadn't gotten around to my sand castle yet because I don't think it would have fit on the board! There's another shelf for the materials for the writing area, but you can't see if from the photo angle.
Here's my excellent cabinet storage. As you can see I use the inside AND the top of the cabinets to store stuff! The bathroom is also to the back right & these are the two tables we will use for table time, art area, and snack time. Bottom right, I have our sensory table!
And...the reading loft! Below we have the house area, and above there is the reading area and listening area. So many people have said, "Oh! You're going to use your loft?!" Like they're shocked! I thought about it a lot and decided I would wait until Oct to "open" it and once the students are taught how to go up and down the ladder properly and learn the consequences. It shouldn't be an issue. (I run a tight pre-school ship, & plus they climb on the playground!)
There are a few things on my to do list for the weekend, like finding a solid color border and cutting out some laminated stuff. I already found some window curtains at Marshalls that I think will be perfect! I can't wait to get in on Monday & put them up!
Did I mention how much I LOVE decorating a classroom?! I'm a big dork. This, I know.