Thursday, August 16, 2012

Operation Classroom: Day 3 Whole Group (Carpet)

Wow, this post has been a long time coming. Been thinking it through for a while and just now finally got a moment to post it. 

For those of you that don't know, my students started back at school on Tuesday. We have had a shortened day, one hour less, and I still find myself tired at the end of the day. So far my kids are cuties. 

Most of my 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade kids I know from previous years. Obviously my kinder kids are new but I do know some from older siblings. My Kinder kids are the naughtiest by far but even then it is because they are completely clueless as to what to do. I always forget how much work the start of the year it is. I never remember how often I have to say "No" and "Sit down." :P 
But that is not why your here. Take a peek at my Whole Group Teaching Carpet space.
A view from the back.
Obviously I will do calendar and the weather here, along with anything else I want on the carpet. I have my easel packed with supplies and manipulatives I may need during instruction.

After days and days of frustration and not finding the color paper I wanted for my calendar background I went to Hobby Lobby and found this FABULOUS chevron fabric. Keep in mind that they must have just gotten it in cause I had been there SEVERAL times before looking for the gray version. They had the gray version but decided the blue would go better with my Surf theme. I also got a green version but I'll tell more about that later. I could go on and on but I'll let you just look and absorb it all.

Here is a view from the front of the space.
I used the book shelf to separate the space this year. I like how it breaks up a LARGE room into sections. Plus I get to use the back of the shelf  for my pocket chart which I use in both whole group instruction and as a pocket chart center so win, win. Also there are my wonderful small carpet squares I got from a Donors Choose grant last year.

I currently have a NEW grant up, if you would like to take a peek at what I am coveting this year, click on the button below. :)

Wanna Link up your carpet area?

Coming soon is my Day4: Whole Group Teaching (Tables/ Desks)


  1. Love it!!! The fabric is perfect for your bulletin board background!

    1. I can't wait to do a post on JUST my bulletin boards!


  2. Super idea doing a front and back shot for us to see! This area looks like a great spot to start the day...

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    1. Thank you. I am still working on it. More to come.



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