So last year, I feel like I never really got settled into my new room. There was stuff EVERWHERE!!! So I decided to start this summer by reading Debbie Diller's Space and Places. You can read more about it here.
This is what my classroom looked like when we got there today.
At the end of the year I pretty much stuffed things where ever they would fit... not organization to the madness. As we began working today, all we did was move furniture into place. If we had to move "stuff" we tried to put into piles such as reading, math, etc.
So here is what we ended up with after about 1 1/2 hours and lots of thinking and talking through things...
We put the long white shelf that used to be on the front wall onto the counter top. I am hoping to relocate all of the math manipulatives there. (I house math stuff for all of K-2 special education, so there is a lot) I also added that tall shelf you see in the corner to put all of my "teacher" books in... my desk is stuck against a wall back there also.
I will have more pictures on Wednesday when we tackle the mess again. I plan to keep adding posts so everyone can see the progress.
Hop on over to Empowering Little Learners. She is have a linky party with before pictures of classroom.