Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day…

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work for my master’s classes. For one of my classes I do an independent study. Basically, this means I do whatever project I want– one that will benefit me and my classroom– and after 45 hours of logged work, I get 3 credit hours on my transcript.

So I’ve decided that one of my projects will be organizing and setting up my learning centers. Luckily I have pinterest to fall back on for inspiration!

Here is a pic I took of my space and things for organization…

Please, organize me!

This bookshelf is relatively new to my classroom (as in I got it this summer), but I’m hoping to keep my reading supplies on the left hand side (you can see our boxes for leveled readers). I also want to store some of my literacy centers there. On the right-hand side (see below), I want to put a variety of supplies for a writing center.

The Writing Center Supplies Side

Unfortunately I do not have a lot of money to buy matching bins/baskets. I kind of have to use what I have. Which is a mixture of random containers and bins and baskets. I think I can make it work– actually, I HAVE to make it work. Like I said, not a lot of purchasing power.

Here are some pics I’ve seen on Pinterest of lovely, organized rooms. A girl can dream! Click on the pics to visit their original sites!

One for every month… Simple and handy!

How to organize every part of your classroom. He even includes how much it will cost!

Writing Center organization!

This is a guide to organizing your classroom.

Great center ideas for when students are done

A great website for Center FREEBIES!!

In case you can’t tell, I have my work cut out for me…

And here is the new hall pass sign/holder that I made! It’s bright and makes me happy! It was another idea I got off of pinterest– and this one didn’t cost me any money either– I had all the supplies I needed! Click here to read instructions/see supply list.

The kids pin a clothespin on their shirts when they go to the bathroom/office/nurse/etc. This helps them not to lose the passes (I lost like 5 paper ones last year) and hopefully prevents germs from being passed around!

One step at a time and my room will slowly come together– after all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. 🙂

Similar Posts


  1. That hall pass thing is SO CUTE! I want one, but as I have no reason for a hall pass holder I don't know what I'd do with it. But it is adorable! You're literally my favorite artist. For true.

  2. Very cute. I made one but haven't hung it up yet. I'm worried about it falling down. Did you just glue a ribbon on it?

    Thanks for the award. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back.
    Surfing to Success

    1. Mercedes,

      Yep– I just hot glued a ribbon to the back. I used a lot of glue, but I don't think it'll fall down or anything.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *