So two of our team members decided that they wanted to departmentalize this year. One will teach math, science, and a little social studies and the other teacher is going to teach all literacy and integrate some social studies too. The other three of us on the team decided to stay self contained. The two teachers that are going to be trading classes were diagonally across from each other in the hallway. So I asked if one of the teachers wanted to switch rooms with me to make things easier on all of us. :) She agreed.
So every year we have to take EVERYTHING out of the classroom so they can wax the floors and deep clean and some years they paint. So I stopped in my classroom to grab a few resources because technically they don’t want us working in our rooms yet until the whole school has been waxed. You can clearly see in the pictures below that my room has a beautiful wax job completed. :) These pictures are NOT of a completed classroom. Just the clean slate that I’m starting with.
Enter the doorway…
Immediately to the right as you walk in. Student cubbies which are filled with classroom library bins and textbooks. Everything is just kind of thrown up there because we don’t have much time to get our rooms completely cleared out. So then everything kind of gets thrown back in so they can wax the hallways…
I’m moving in a counter clockwise direction around the room. Here is my LONG white board and STAR board. Anyone else have a STAR board? I’ve had SMART boards in the past and I can’t tell much difference with the STAR. That little beige desk with the bins on top is actually my student computer desk and it’s clearly not in the place that it will actually be when school starts. :) In the corner up ahead (under the flag) is my teacher desk and filing cabinet. Anyone else have a print center? Our district only allows 100 copies per teacher per month at the school building. We have a print center where we have to send things off to be copied. It stinks in some ways because you have to be prepared way in advanced to get things back in time. SO I have to store lots of copies in my filing cabinets.
Next up you’ll see lots of bookshelves and cubbies along the wall. I actually use those cubby shelves for my classroom library. You’ll see later. :)In the far corner you’ll see all my stuff piled up high. Such a fun thing to come back to…
All the student desks are just set in here in a cluster but look at all that cabinet space back there! I have worked in other schools where I had little to NO storage space. I love to keep things organize in there! ;)
The back wall has more student cubbies and some more blue shelves. :) (For my classroom library of course!)
And finally the last wall that brings back around to the classroom door. I have a white board and a bulletin board over here. I feel like I have tons of boards and LOVE that! However, this white board in the corner is going to be tricky to use. It’s just in a funky spot but I’ll make it work. I’m already thinking about doing lunch count and classroom jobs back there on it!
Thanks for stopping by to view my classroom before it I can really get my hands on it! :)Any suggestions? Please share in the comments! I love it!