I've been thinking about my classroom which is always fun but also always trouble. LOL It means I am itching to get back in there and well we have been told...
You think she is talking to me? I do. LOL
Since I can't get into my room I did the next best thing. I started to make a visual layout of my room. I do this yearly and have previously posted about it here. Now when I go back in to my room I don't have to sit and think about it for a long time.
Here is what I came up with...
Not very clear I know. Here is the code. Pink= storage, Blue= bulletin boards, Yellow= teacher workspace and Purple= student workspace. I penciled in fixed areas in my room like the door, windows, whiteboards, bulletin boards and cabinets. Everything that moves has a sticky note. Now I know that this is not final. Once I get in there I will have to tweak this a bit but for the most part I think I know how I want my room to flow.
Here is the other problem with it. Because I don't have measurements for my room I am pretty sure it is drawn way too big. LOL We shall see when I finally get back in there.
Anyway, so this year I have a plan. Instead of just going back and unpacking everything like last year and then figuring it all out, like last years mess, this year I have a plan. I want to work on one area of my room each day. I will attempt to take before and after pictures and share with you all. Keep in mind this is still a whole two weeks away. Here is the plan...
Monday- Teacher Desk/ Table
Tuesday- Guided Reading Space
Wednesday- Whole group teaching (carpet)
Thursday- Whole group teaching (tables/ desks)
Friday- Workstations/ Centers
Take a break on Sat and Sun. :P
Monday- Bulletin Boards
Tuesday- Storage (Students)
Wednesday Storage (Teacher)
I don't know if this will pan out once I get going but it's the plan and as G.I. Joe says...
"Planning is half the battle."
Oh wait I think I got that wrong. :P Well, this way works for me. :)
How do you plan the layout of your room?