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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day 1 in the Classroom

Today was the first day we were allowed in our classrooms.  I was super excited when the email from our principal was sent out this morning.  SUPER EXCITED! :)  Today, I got all of the furniture in place.  The desks may change depending on how many students I have (I probably won't find out until Meet the Teacher night.), but everything else is where it is staying.  I decided to move my guided reading table from the window area to the counter area.  It is just going to be a lot nicer having that storage space behind me.  I've mentioned before that we are not allowed to have "teacher desks" so we have to get creative with storage.  New in the classroom this year is an actual "teacher desk" that I am using as my computer/SMART camera desk.  I had a huge table last year that just took up too much space.  The teacher desk is the perfect length, plus it has drawers to hide all my junk when visitors come.  We were observed by other schools/teachers quite a bit last year.  I also have a tall filing cabinet this year.  I feel like it will help me better organize student papers, as well as the papers I need to keep from year to year.

Click on the pictures below to see them larger.  In the third picture, I'm not sure about the placement of the rug under my guided reading table.  What do y'all think?

Just a little bit of info about a few items...  the orange polka dot rug came from Ikea.  It was only $19, so I highly recommend it.  The storage ottoman came from Hobby Lobby.  It was on clearance for $16.  

The next big accomplishment will get getting all of those little things in place... that takes an eternity!! Alright, that's all I can think to talk about right now.  What do you think??  Leave a comment with any questions you may have! :)

B2S Must Haves:
1. A Plan - you never feel good when you're not prepared!  Plan for it!
2. Organization - self explanatory!
3. Lamps - I don't use my overhead lights EVER.  Lamps are easier on the eyes and they make the room feel homey.  If your fire marshall allows, I would definitely invest in lamps!

Link up with Farley and the August Currently!
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  1. Have fun shopping tomorrow - I hope you find some great deals!


  2. HI, found you on Currently! Your room is looking great! I want that rainbow chevron rug! I've seen it in a few blogs, but can't find one. Where did you get it?

    The Bender Bunch

    1. Thanks! I found the rug at Big Lots last summer.


  3. It is looking good! I have seen that rug in several rooms and I want one. I think I need to go to Big Lots!

    Simply 2nd Resources

  4. Your room looks great! How exciting to get started on setting up for the new school year.
    I love having lamps. A friend of mine has all student created lamps in his class! They are "end of year" gifts that classes have made. Sooo cute!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun


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