I've never in my 8 years of teaching had a classroom with windows. This year I do, so I decided I wanted to have my easel next to the window. I although thought it would be great for easy weather referencing. However, can you see out there? They playground is right outside my window so if it gets too loud, I might have to rearrange.
I don't know if you remember my room from last year, but it was tiny, 225 sq ft tiny. Because I had to use that space creatively I had my table in an L shape. This was not my idea, I was complaining about lack of space and our BIST consultant suggested it. I loved it and I am doing it again. Here are pictures of the tables showing you the L shape.
Here is the view from the easel.
If you remember I used to have a little white college desk from Walmart. I decided that I wanted some more roo, so I took two smaller rectangular tables and made another "L" shape for my desk too. One table will be my "Desk" and the other will be my Guided Reading/ small group table. That is an improvement from last year when I used top meet my groups on the floor.
You can still see a portion of my white desk back there. I am not sure if I want to build it and use it for storage or only use the shelves. That is to be determined.
This is another view of my desk.
As you can see the room is still a great big mess. I am going back in today to work on it some more. I will update you when I get more pictures.