Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Starting Classroom Setup

Well, school doesn't start for me until August 19 when teachers begin their contracts.  However, all the 5th and 6th grade new teachers will be coming to visit my room the last week of July, so my room needs to be ready ASAP!!  I'm freaking out just a little bit so I headed back last week to get started on things.  Here are some pictures of when I walked in.  Since I'm coming back after a year as an instructional coach, I'm starting from the beginning again.

Entrance (You can see the magnetic board I used for my attendance board there, post coming)
Now going clockwise around my room: 

I came prepared, lunch is on the table. ;)
There's my cute Bow and Pockets bag from Dilly Dabbles Designs.

I didn't get the sink area in the corner there to the right, then it's back to the main door. 

I love that the last teacher left nothing behind except for the items purchased by the school for that 5th grade classroom.  She also asked me if I wanted some of the items on the walls, so she left the alphabet up for me and the cubby numbers (although now I'm going to change the cubby numbers).

My principal is wonderful.  Knowing that I needed to get going on my room, he asked my equally wonderful custodian to clean it quickly, and he did.  My school is only two years old, beginning its third year this fall, so it's a really great and updated room.

Check back every few days to see how it comes along.

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  1. So excited to see your transformation.

    1. Thanks! I'll be posting pictures of the transformation about every other day, so check back often.

  2. My husband always tells me each new school year as I panic to get everything ready for open house. . . What other job allows you to start over clean each year? Then he lovingly helps me move the furniture and charts to their usual place so that I can begin to make the magic happen--turning a blank room into a loving learning environment. Good luck, hope you find some helpers to add an extra set of hands. We all know how you feel. I can't start until August 1st. Don't forget to show us the "after pictures".

    1. Karen, I'll be posting lots of pictures as I work. My two daughters have been a great help. They are 9 and 6 and have been able to help a lot with organization and labeling and passing supplies out on desks. Your sweet hubby sounds like mine. He is very patient, supportive and helpful to me. He just had hernia surgery last week, so he hasn't been able to help as much as in the past.


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