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!|
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. 🙂