July 1, 2012

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day...

Lately I've been doing a lot of work for my master's classes. For one of my classes I do an independent study. Basically, this means I do whatever project I want-- one that will benefit me and my classroom-- and after 45 hours of logged work, I get 3 credit hours on my transcript.

So I've decided that one of my projects will be organizing and setting up my learning centers. Luckily I have pinterest to fall back on for inspiration!

Here is a pic I took of my space and things for organization...

Please, organize me!
 This bookshelf is relatively new to my classroom (as in I got it this summer), but I'm hoping to keep my reading supplies on the left hand side (you can see our boxes for leveled readers). I also want to store some of my literacy centers there. On the right-hand side (see below), I want to put a variety of supplies for a writing center.

The Writing Center Supplies Side
Unfortunately I do not have a lot of money to buy matching bins/baskets. I kind of have to use what I have. Which is a mixture of random containers and bins and baskets. I think I can make it work-- actually, I HAVE to make it work. Like I said, not a lot of purchasing power.

Here are some pics I've seen on Pinterest of lovely, organized rooms. A girl can dream! Click on the pics to visit their original sites!

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One for every month... Simple and handy!

How to organize every part of your classroom. He even includes how much it will cost!

Writing Center organization!

This is a guide to organizing your classroom.





















Great center ideas for when students are done

A great website for Center FREEBIES!!

In case you can't tell, I have my work cut out for me...

And here is the new hall pass sign/holder that I made! It's bright and makes me happy! It was another idea I got off of pinterest-- and this one didn't cost me any money either-- I had all the supplies I needed! Click here to read instructions/see supply list.

The kids pin a clothespin on their shirts when they go to the bathroom/office/nurse/etc. This helps them not to lose the passes (I lost like 5 paper ones last year) and hopefully prevents germs from being passed around!




One step at a time and my room will slowly come together-- after all, Rome wasn't built in a day. :)

3 comments:

  1. That hall pass thing is SO CUTE! I want one, but as I have no reason for a hall pass holder I don't know what I'd do with it. But it is adorable! You're literally my favorite artist. For true.

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  2. Very cute. I made one but haven't hung it up yet. I'm worried about it falling down. Did you just glue a ribbon on it?

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    Mercedes
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    1. Mercedes,

      Yep-- I just hot glued a ribbon to the back. I used a lot of glue, but I don't think it'll fall down or anything.

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