Summer is just about over. Teachers at my school go back to work this Tuesday, and the first day with students set for next Wednesday. What does this mean? #1 - My days of sleeping in are now over. #2 - it's time to get my classroom back into shape and ready for kids.
I decided to get a head start this year by going in last week to start getting the basics done: moving furniture, cleaning things out that I don't need anymore, etc. I still have a lot left to do, but wanted to show you the process along the way. Here's what my room looked like when I first walked in:
When it comes to my classroom, I don't like to have a lot of "stuff" or clutter. 5th graders are much larger than Kindergarteners and, therefore, take up more space. I like to use bright colors to try and create a fun and exciting mood when my students walk in and have an inviting classroom to foster learning.
Check back over the next week or so as I finish it up so you can see the final product. I can't wait to update you all as I get further along in my room!