Monday, August 6, 2012

Classroom Set-Up Day 1

I'm setting up my classroom this week, and I thought it'd be fun to document and share the process.  

Here's what I walked into at 8 A.M.:

The four most important areas in my classroom are the meeting area, classroom library, student tables, and small group area.  Today's game plan focused on tackling the classroom library and student tables, as well as making sure things were generally where they needed to be.

After shoving the bookshelves back into the corner, I was able to get most of the books back into a bin on a shelf.  Last year's students organized the library really, really well before the end of the school year.  I am thankful for their hard work because it made my life a lot easier today.  There are still books everywhere that need stickers and sorting, but that can get done later.  I'm also thinking of purchasing two more shelves.

Next, I managed to spread the tables out so I can imagine students living here. I'm betting the table placements will change no less than 17 times by the end of August, but at least it's a start!   

Finally, I put all the random things like school supplies and plastic bins where they'll be easy for me to sort through and put away later this week.

By the end of the day, I had this (and a new to-do list!):

Next up: tidy up my teacher resources and the dreaded under-the-sink cabinets (not pictured)...

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