This is what I walked in to see - This is the view from my door
This is my desk area - before
This is my writing corner - before
This is my reading corner - before
A view from the other side of the room
This is all the stuff I brought from home
After spending about 6 hours in my room today I am very glad to say that I am pretty close to being totally ready!! Setting up went a lot faster than I thought. Last year was tough because it was first year in 4th grade and I had to try out all sorts of arrangements with my desks and my teacher table and my reading and writing areas. At the end of last year I FINALLY found a set up that I liked and was really comfortable with the way it "flows."
Today I accomplished quite a bit. I got my furniture all arranged, I got all my inside bulletin boards done, I got PART of my desk area set up, and I got my reading area all set up. THAT was by biggest worry because I had to go through ALL my books and reorganize them by genre instead of AR levels. I am really pleased with how my room is looking. I only have a few more things to hang up on the walls, plus I have to do my big AR bulletin board in the hallway, and I have to put student's names on things but other than that my room is ready. If I had to teach in there tomorrow I would be fine and that's my biggest concern when I start out. Here are the during/after pictures
This is behind my desk with my great Teacher Toolbox that I hung on the wall!!
P.S. the picture is crooked - not my toolbox LOL
My clip chart with clips all ready to go - just need a class list to put names on them
My calendar, schedule, and Lunch Menu board at the front of my room
Not sure why this came out so blurry but it is my Daily 5 Check-In and my Common Board Configuration
A closer picture of my Daily 5 Check-In board
Looking at this picture I realize that I need to adjust the two lower side ones, I want to move them up a little
My updated Reading Area
The view from my door as I was getting ready to walk out at the end of the day
My writing area with my AR incentive charts on the Bulletin Board - The wall is blank because that is where our anchor charts will be going
Another shot of my reading area - Check out the weather outside the window - it was POURING
My Master's Degree!!
My Wall of Fame LOL - My Bachelor's Degree is at the top, then my Master's Degree, In a couple years I'll have to move everything up to make room for my Ed. Specialist Degree (class starts for that on Sept. 6th)
After looking at my before and after pictures I feel like I made some great progress in the 6 hours I spent in my HOT classroom - Uggghhh I think the AC finally started cooling around 1:00, about an hour before I was finished. Oh well, at least I don't have to run today, I earned my Weight Watchers Activity points by moving furniture and books, and sweating my behind off!