So this is possibly still a work in progress! But let me tell you....it is so worth it because my new room is HUGE! I feel so fortunate to get it! It is actually TWO classrooms that they never divided apparently to low enrollment! Yes, I have two classroooms and am loving the space!! So I know there's so much more I can do with this room, but just not used to the space yet and need to accumulate more stuff! Shhh! Don't let my husband hear that!
Keep in mind too that my district requires district approved furniture and doesn't allow personal furniture or things hanging from the ceiling.
So here goes! Oh and let me mention my first time with cinder block walls......that was a challenge!
|View from back exit|
|My desk area|
|Play area to the left, reading area to the right!|
|Word Work Station|
|Close up of reading center|
|Student supply center and student bins (since I have tables & not desks).|
|So happy to have backpacks off the floor!!!!! And a place to hang their behavior beads each day from "Miss Nelson." Apparently they don't even allow this any more in my district due to head lice, but since it has been in this room for years and this has always been a KG class, they let it stay! I really wish I would have taken a before pic though, because this baby required alot of TLC!!! The wood had never received a paint makeover and was a god awful funky color and the hooks were tarnished.....some silver, some gold, and some white. Major improvement here!|
|Large group table. This is where we start in the morning and do whole group activities at. And look, I got lucky and got new tables this year that have cubbies underneath!!! Pretty cool!|
|Yes, this room came with a full size copy machine!!!! Yea!|
|Another front view|
There ya have it! If you're still here, it may be your lucky day!!! My friend Kelsea over at "Teacher Gems" has started a new blog series to support general Ed teachers working with special needs students and I'm her guest blogger tomorrow! My topic is disability awareness in schools and I'm giving away my "Complete Disability Awareness Day Kit" ($7 value) to EVERY SINGLE READER!!!!!!
I hope you'll stop by "Teacher Gems" to get your free copy and help promote disability awareness in your schools.
Here's to a great year,