And this is where I am now...
|View from the front door|
|View from the hallway door|
|View from the front corner|
I used my school colors this year...teal and black with lime green because I love green! I have 25 students (so far), so I put the desks into groups of 8 in order to have more carpet space. I have 3 gathering areas on the floor for mini-lessons. I'm still trying to find a black and lime green rug for the other 2 spaces, but this will be used mainly for reading and writing workshop; the easel is the perfect size for anchor charts.
|Carpet area #1|
I don't have a table for small groups, so I improvised with my 3 extra desks...
I ran out of wall space, so my word wall is a word door with a magnetic dry-erase board. Again, this will fill up throughout the year with student-picked vocabulary words.
Finally, a little motivation for my windowsill...hoping to get curtains up soon!
More pics to come as my students finish making this classroom their own...have a wonderful school year!