Mrs. A, who is a family friend of ours, a retired teacher/principal, AND one of my references, came up on Friday and she helped me tremendously. She has such an eye for setting up a classroom and with her help, we figured out exactly where all of my centers will be! So far, my favorite part is my reading corner. There is still SO much work to be done but here are some updates:
This is the playground right outside my room!
The door to my room!
Me in my room!
Those white cubbies will SOON be gone! They take up WAY too much space.
My future reading corner! We also added a lamp, rocking chair, and blanket in here:
So much to do!!
Getting to work!
This is the beginning to a few centers! In the far corner is the reading center, writing center in the middle and the next bookshelf will start the puzzle/games center.
I'm hoping to really start decorating this coming week! I have lots and lots of laminating to do!
On another note, here are a few things I saw in other rooms that I would LOVE in my room! I'm not sure if you all have seen or heard of these...
How cute and functional is this for a center/small group activity? Interview flip books (with a play microphone!), fluency building books, fluency sliders, and expression passages and spinners! So cute!
Love these wrap-around games. The kids really pay attention as everybody is reading their cards and they can't WAIT until it's their turn.
Looks like I need to start figuring out how to spend my instructional money!