I've got my room all set up, though. Just wanted to give you a quick picture tour.
First up - my classroom reading wall / library. Hands down - my favourite spot in my classroom. I have my books organized by genre / author in cubbies instead of baskets. I prefer the cubbies because students can easily see the titles of all the books.
This is the view from my classroom door:
My desk area (still have a bit of tidying and organizing to do here). The table behind my desk has my document camera and laptop.
And my view from my desk:
I made a new bulletin board to cover some of my older blackboards - pretty proud of it. :) I covered a 4 x 8 sheet of styrofoam insulation in this fabulous chevron fabric, and then hung it from binder rings on 3M hooks. This is my writing bulletin board I use to display all our writing from the year - the little silver pencils have the students' names written on them.
I also made a few changes on this wall. I used my washi tape to section off areas on the blackboard - this blackboard is for our learning goals, end of class reflections and exit slips, our calendar, and homework board. The large bulletin board beside it will be dedicated to math. :)
Okay - that's all I have time for tonight. Gotta finish up some little jobs before tomorrow. To all of you heading back for your first day tomorrow - I hope it's WONDERFUL!!! And to those of you who are already back, thank-you for breaking the year in for the rest of us. :)
Happy Monday night!