Over to my classroom I went today with my 3 boys. I was actually able to get a lot done even with my silly boys running around my room screaming the entire time. They are the best! Anyway, I decided to rearrange my desks into a U shape. It definitely gives me a lot of room in the center of my classroom for my mini-lessons. I am hearing so many complaints in the last few days about kids not liking to sit on the rug from other teachers. So, I decided I will give them choices. I will pull 6 sticks for students to sit on the seat crates my wonderful husband made for me. I will post a picture of those tomorrow. I will allow those who want to sit on the carpet to come forward, and those that would rather stay in their desk may, but need to move to the inside U. Does anyone else have problems with kids coming to the rug?
As you will see in my pictures I created a birthday board, where I will post pictures taken with my new digital camera of the students by their birthday months. This is an idea taken from Pinterest. I am in the process of setting up my Reader's Choice board but ran out of sticky tape for the wall. My beautiful rug was delivered to my room today so I laid that out. I changed up my Daily 5 board and converted it to a Cafe board. I haven't even read the Cafe book yet, but am hoping it gets delivered today to my door. Although, I have been reading a lot about Cafe/Daily on blogs and think I am ready to attack it. Hmmm! So Check out the pictures below of my room and leave your thoughts. Also, if you notice the board next to my Word Wall is bare. I don't have an ideas for this one. Help! Stay tuned for the finished product!
Shepherd's Shining Classroom on PhotoPeach