Luckily, the wonderful custodians put the furniture back in the room, and most of it was in a logical place, so that's where it stayed. I moved a few things, but I just didn't have time to be creative this year. Just a little quick shuffling. (It was really nuts having this little time to set up!)
The large group area and library corner. Like my new purple and green book boxes? My calendar definitely needs an upgrade, but perhaps later in the year!
My new sports themed Super Improvers Wall. This book shelf never got straightened out. I just didn't have time. I'll have to straighten as I use the stuff!
The reading table. I find it so handy to have that bulletin board behind me. I keep the essential questions, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills we're working on in Reading Street right there.
Don't blink. My desk won't be this organized again!
The writing shelves. These shelves contain their writing folders and plenty of paper and supplies. Writer's Workshop is big in my classroom!
See my new sports themed posters? That bulletin board will be a word wall soon. Unfortunately we only have 2 laptops for the kids, but they're quality. We have a big old dinosaur of a printer. It only prints in black and white, but I've had it for years, and it's very dependable!
The view from the reading table. Yes, I have beanie babies all over the classroom. I let the kids keep them on their desks when they behave. Yep, bribery works! Since I have such a small group this year, I'll only use the front desks as kids' desk. The back desks will be used for centers and activities that I can leave set up. (I've never had extra space like this before!)
My desk area. I think I'm going to like the classroom set up this way. We are on the south side of the building, which means we get sun all day. That's great in the winter, but this time of year gets pretty hot, especially since they lowered the ceilings. (That was the delay in getting into the room to set up. It will save heat in the winter, but I definitely notice a difference!) We have a total of 4 windows looking onto the playground.
My teaching area and my library corner. This chair has been "loved", but it's comfy and it works. For years, this chair has been nicknamed "the drop chair". Whoever sits in it ends up dropping stuff. I always do! I'm not crazy about this easel, since it doesn't fit chart paper, but I love the shelves.
I love to look at pictures of people's classrooms! Honestly, I'm so relieved mine is done!