I'm ashamed to say this is actually my second week to be working in my classroom. Last week I honestly only worked half days. This week is GO time. I am so excited to be a mentor teacher again this year, in fact I think I'm more excited about her room (blank canvas) than mine! Anyway, that's why I'm a crazy woman getting my stuff done so that I can be available to help her. Ahh...the first year of teaching.
Anyway, here are some pictures to give you an idea of what's going on in Mrs. Scott's room.
Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite parts of the room. Since I have a T-INY teacher desk, I decided to organize my supplies in this. Last year I stapled it sideways under my Smartboard for the kids' word rings. (See Daily 5 pictures to check it out.) This year the shoe organizer is mine! (Although I'm still strongly considering buying another so we can nicely store word rings.) Did you notice the blue bucket of Runaway Crayons? Love that! When the kids find crayons on the floor, or wherever, instead of shouting, "Who lost their yellow color?" They just throw it in this bucket. Then, if you happen to discover one of your colors/markers have gone missing- just check the runaway buckets!Hats off to my husband for fixing my numbers. With the heat of the summer this board was literally drooping, but he made it look nice again. Extra bins on the tables, sorry about that. Oh, and a really nice desk chair that I will not be using this year. Our speech teacher has her eyes on it. FYI- the purple bulletin board is for math stations and I'm going to use the chalkboard for my math word wall.
Okay, so the alphabet is missing, but there is a good reason for that! We are using Handwriting Without Tears next year, hooray! Unfortunately, we are still waiting to get letters to hang in our room. Oh well, I'm ready when they arrive! The green bulletin board will be for the fabulous day students. I'll post more pictures when it's finished.
*Ignore the fan in the middle of the room!*This is where I keep track of the student jobs. I'm definitely going to have to move it this yearbecause the big book case is blocking it. Until I can figure everything else out, it will stay here.
I'm falling in love with this part of my room. My room mom putting together the rest of my book boxes. That's why it only goes across half the way. Trying to decide for sure what I'm going to put on the bottom shelf. With that crazy bulletin board fabric (from Ikea by the way, $1.99/yard plus it's over 60 inches wide) I need to keep it clean on these shelves. If you can see that black chair on the left side, my 2006-2007 class made that for me. It has all their sweet names on the back. Even though it has my maiden name and old school on it, I will use it every year until it literally crumbles under my bum.
This is what it looks like when you walk in my room. The blue bulletin board is blank, but I'm going to use this to post "How to Choose the Right Fit Book" with the kids. It will probably be blank until the second week of school. Is it just me or does that clock look realllly small up there in the corner. I will need to invest in a new one soon, this one is not so great at keeping the time anyway.
Those extra chairs stacked in the back bug me BIG time. :( Cubbies need to be labeled but I will save that for tomorrow.
As you can see, I still have a ways to go, but I finally feel like I'm making head way!