I went to school today for DAY 2 of getting my room in order for the coming school year. This was my second and my last day until we officially head back next Thursday for Teacher Workdays. As I sit here tonight I am totally wiped out and am a little scared for the next few weeks! Never the less I feel even better about the state of my room. All of my cubbies (aka storage units) are emptied and cleaned. It is amazing how much dust can accumulate over 8 weeks!
This is a section of my cubbies. Up above are the spaces where the students hang their backpacks. Below they store extra markers, folders, supplies, and coats in the winter, etc. I got the idea from a friend a few years ago to get these tubs. (Now I wish they were white, but too late!) They were from the Dollar Tree and they are wonderful!!!! They hide all of the "junk" and even keep those bulky winter coats contained, that otherwise seem to make it to the floor. The numbers are laminated and hot glued on the tubs and so far they have survived two years! :) The funny thing was that I asked a student to clean out each tub at the end of last year. I was a little surprised to find dust covering most of them and yes, crumbs, in a few of them! GROSS! I guess I learned to check student work (aka cleaning abilities)!
|And finally, here is my new Focus Wall. I can't wait for what is to come with this new adventure.|
For those who are still on summer break, enjoy your last few days. I have one week left of freedom! I think I hear the beach calling!