Sunday, August 23, 2009

New school year!

Our school year is off and running. I officially started back to school with meetings and working in my room last Monday. I really am liking the way I have things arranged in my room this year. It's quite different from last year and seems to be working well. It's also so much more organized (for now)-we'll see if it stays that way through the year. Here are a few pictures of my room so far. I still have a "to do" list a mile long, but writing lesson plans and preparing for the week have to come before "cute and organized" for now. Maybe by Christmas I'll have things the way I really want them.

This the door to my room. I have since this picture finished it by putting the kids' names all around the coconut tree. It turned out cute!
This is my area for circle time. I will be adding more things as the year goes on. I'm thinking I need a lamp behind my chair.
Another view of the circle time area. My "helping hands" chart will go on the first black section next week when we start having helpers.

This will eventually be the writing center (minus the baby doll)

This is my pretend center. I'm working on labels for the shelves and drawers so things can be put away neatly.
This is the block center, puppet stage, and science table area. We'll be adding some more things to this area as well, but for now it's just blocks.

And just for fun, this is a picture of the kids on the first day of school. Quality is not great, but things are always crazy on the first day, so I'm just happy to have a picture at all.


Joanne@ Blessed... said...

How precious are your little ones! I found you through Lynnette Kraft's blog.

LOVED your classroom door, just adorable.

Shannon said...

Wow, your room is really neat - I love the colors (is that wallpaper or contact paper?) on the back of the shelves. And did your pumpkins turn out? I love your garden!