Today I spent most of the day in my classroom trying to make sense of the chaos. Why is it that some people getting their rooms ready appear to be in complete control and my room looks like a crime scene? Sigh. I thought I’d share a few pics of what’s been going on–and I have deliberately left out shots of the entire room so you don’t call the authorities.
|This is the shelf I am using for my “self-service” math supplies. I want it facing into the room so students can access it easily.|
|Here’s our “What’s Happening” wall . . . I may need to tweak it a little, but it has our specials schedule, our lunch menu, our job chart, our birthday graph, and our “questions, comments, and concerns” mailbox.|
|Here’s where I posted my mini posters (only 4 of the 8 shown) about becoming independent readers. I can take them down as needed to highlight for minilessons. These windows are right in my reading area.|
Today I am home doing some volunteer work for my son’s band and dealing with some other “home stuff”, but I’ll tackle some more tomorrow. For those of you back in your classrooms–I hope your first days/weeks are going well. For those of you who are organized and feeling good about your progress, please refrain from judging me. For those of you who can relate, crack open a can of soda and grab a bag of chips and know you are NOT alone.
Just a reminder about the great Educents bundle for sale for the next week or so! I have gotten to see MANY of the products, and they are fantastic! Here is the link again in case you are interested.