I don’t know about you but I love it when other bloggers post photos from their classroom. Initially, my goal was to do one blog post of photos from my classroom and as I started taking pictures, I quickly realized that this is going to take more than just one blog post. So, this post is part #1 in a 3-part series that I like to call Close-up Classroom Snapshots! Enjoy!
This is part of my reading area…one of my favorite areas in my classroom. I need to add to my chapter book collection but it works for now. As you can see, I LOVE primary colors!
Tubs, tubs, and more tubs! Tubs, containers, boxes, crates, whatever you call them, they are a life saver in keeping me organized! If you walk into my classroom you will see them everywhere and of course they will have a cute label on them! I use these tubs for keeping my activities, worksheets, centers, and lessons organized. There is a tub for math, reading, spelling, writing, and “to do” projects!
It is a huge summer goal of mine to minimize the amount of files that I save! In the meantime, I use two (yes, two!) large file cabinets to store my files. There isn’t one inch of space to spare in those drawers. Anyways, I put word magnets on the front of the drawers for my students to use to build sentences. They love it!
I don’t know about you but a teacher can never have enough storage! In an effort to gain more storage and not to have to store so much in my husband’s garage, I have had to get creative with my space! This is why I made these crate seats! They were super easy to make and if you search for them on Pinterest you will find several step-by-step tutorials that can help you make some for your own classroom!
This is my reading focus wall/brag tag hangers. I love my focus wall and I love it even more when my kiddos reference the wall! Each week we have new reading focus skills that we learn in the areas of phonics, grammar, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. Along with those areas, I post our story for the week and spelling words. It has been a nice tool for referencing as the week goes along. It also helps to keep me focused on the skills that I need my students to master by the end of the week. My brag tags are an essential component to my behavior management system! You can read more about these HERE! If you want to purchase them, they are posted in my TpT STORE!
This is my teacher’s chair. I painted it last summer and love how it turned out. Next summer I am hoping to add more color to it but for now it is perfect! Stay tuned for part #2 in my Close-up Classroom Snapshots series where you will find pictures of my guided reading area, writing area, and desk arrangement! Feel free to leave me some love and comment below…I love to read your thoughts!!!
Welcome, I’m Angie!
Hello there! I’m Angie Olson- a teacher, curriculum developer, educational blogger and owner of Lucky Little Learners.