Everything is quite bare right now, but I thought it would be fun to share glimpses as my classroom transforms and is ready for the first day of school.
The Word Wall
I will take these words off the wall before the first day of school. I put words up as students begin to learn them. As they no longer need the support of having specific words on the board, I take them down. New ones are added throughout the year. They're color-coded and laminated. The print is large enough to be seen from across the room.
I have a Focus Wall that's next to my Word Wall. I use it primarily for our language arts activities: theme, comprehension strategies and skills, weekly sight words and vocabulary, and our academic vocabulary word for the week.
These are the white boards that run across the front of my room. The white boards slide across and more white boards are behind them. I love this feature, because I can save things on the boards and move them behind others I'm currently using. A strip of cork is along the top for hanging charts. An abundance of cupboards sit below the ledge. Not sure if you can see, but each cupboard has a lock, too, for safe storage.
Behind the sliding white boards are top to bottom bookcases. This is where I keep my professional books, binders, and textbooks. The books are hidden from view. This is another feature I just love. It really helps with organization.
This is just a glimpse, but I will share more as I prepare and progress. I'd love to see what features of your classroom help your organization.