Saturday, August 25, 2012
My room is finally finished!
For the most part, that is! Sorry I've been away awhile. I'm sure you've all been as busy as I have with meetings and to-do lists as I have. Teachers went back this week for us and the kiddos arrive Monday. I didn't think I'd be able to get my room ready enough before then without having to come in and work on the weekend, but I pulled it off. It's mostly thanks to my wonderful hubby who helped me for a day a half doing all the little and unpleasant tasks that take up so much time. He's a lifesaver! <3
Here are some pictures of my room. This is a view into my little reading nook area complete with bean bags and pillows.
This is a close-up view of one side of my library with all my newly-categorized books. This was such a huge pain in the butt that I will NEVER redo this again. At least not without a few years to work on it!
This is to the left of my library where we walk in the door. I've got the mailbox and pencil station set up there and the bookshelf has my turn in, pass back baskets, as well as all the student dictionaries and thesauri.
Here's a quick view from standing in front of the door. My desk is still messy, but it was the last thing on my priority list, so don't judge!
Here's another view from a front corner of the room. I hate that portables have no storage. I literally have nowhere to put anything and I hate my boxes being visible to everyone, but I don't have a solution for that.
Here's a picture into my Reading Street area with my Concept Board. My calendar and lunch count is also over there since I had no where else to put it. Stupid Reading Street takes up so much space! I'll take better pictures once I have it in use.
Here's the bulletin board I have in the school. My hubby did the wonderful tree and the owls were made from the free template you can find at my TPT store.
Well, that's about enough of that, I suppose. It's really overwhelming to think that next year I'll have to start all over since I'm moving in the building (for sure this time!), but it'll be so worth it!
I'm sharing a freebie with the other third grade teachers out there that you can give to your kiddos at the end of the first day of school or any day at the beginning of the year really. Just sign your name to these notes, copy onto cardstock, cut, and then slide a Dum Dum sucker through the slits. I'm giving these to my kiddos at the end of the first day. You can get them from my TPT store by clicking HERE.
I hope you're all getting back into the swing of things and that the year has started smoothly for you all! I'm excited to finally be back to a routine. I probably won't do much blogging during the week now that school's starting, but it's definitely my goal to post on the weekends.
Thanks for reading!