Kiddos come tomorrow, whether I'm ready or not! This morning, I had *most* of my room ready (at least physically) for them to arrive.
Starting from my desk area, here's the view toward the back of the room. To the immediate left of this image is the wall of windows and to the immediate right is the classroom doorway to the hall. Notice my new "Be" bulletin board! I'm really excited about this addition! :)
Moving on around the room, here's the view toward the classroom door. One change I really like this year are the desks that are turned at an angle for better viewing of the front of the room. Ignore the big pile of stuff in the "nook" area. That's all AVID stuff that is waiting on our new professional library area to be finished! :)
Continuing on to the front corner of the room, you can see my podium with the "Change Your Mindset" poster and yet another shot of the AVID/laptop mess in my "nook". My poor student aide's desk is in that mess somewhere. :) Also note the Exit Ticket pocket chart that I posted about yesterday! You can see the corner of my desk with the snowflake tissue box. :)
Here's my desk area and the messy countertop and desk that haven't been dealt with yet. I could use about another week before kids come! Honestly, we had 4 days of "prep" time, but today was the first day that I was really able to be in my classroom.
The window wall is one of my favorite features of my classroom. I love the storage space and the countertop. Below you can also see my "Classroom Friendly Supplies" pencil sharpener and the instructions above it on the wall. :)
One of my favorite new additions to my classroom is my Normal Model Plushy from the wonderful Kay Endriss. I can't wait until we get to that chapter and kids realize the fun that is hiding in the window sill with the ladybugs! :) Thank you, Kay!
Thanks for stopping by for the tour! I hope you enjoyed it. :) Now I'm off to bed before a long day of high fives and lots of stress! :)