This is looking at my classroom from the door. My classroom is small compared to most of the classrooms that I see in blogs, but it is my little corner of the world and it works just fine. My curtains are world maps in bright primary colors, so that is the inspiration for the color pallet in my classroom. The bowls are trash bowls that go on each table when we are making things. One person from each table will empty it into the trash when we are finished. There are also sturdy plastic plates that I found 4 for $1 at the dollar store that will work great for dry erase boards. The drawers hold small group role cards, "stoplight" cards to do self evaluations, calculators, rags to erase dry erase boards, post it notes, and anything else I decide to add to them. I found great little frames at IKEA after seeing them on Pinterest to be my table numbers.
The plaid strip on the right is my calendar. I found it at an estate sale years ago. The black box slides down the row and highlights the date. I really like that it takes up hardly any space in my classroom. The students like changing the date.
I am keeping scrap paper, graph paper, and loose leaf paper in the stackable trays.
The table to the left hold my absent work folders, no homework binder, rulers, three hole punch, stapler, and my extra copy files.
The cabinet on the left has art supplies. The magnetic body parts are to make silly faces.
The crates to the right will hold corrected work and anything that the kids will leave overnight to work on the next day.
I teach Social Studies too and the world map is going to be for my Geography class. We are going to play "Where in the world is (insert student name here)". The students will write clues to where they are and others will guess.
Well, there it is! My pride and joy right now. I am ready for Tuesday and the kiddos coming back. I am excited for them to spend time in the space and for me to see if all the planning created the environment that I wanted!