So I am done, well sorta kinda, but as done as it will get by open house which is Monday night. Thanks to everyone for your kind words of encouragement this week. I know that it will get better and work itself out, but man is it stressful.
I wanted to share some pictures of my Deluxe Super Suite as my principal called it the other day (I moved to a new room which is a tad bigger but man is it awesome to have more space).
Here is my desk area! I am very organized but for some reason my desk never is... My printer is not yet hooked up thus be the cords, and the pile of papers in the front is the stack of to dos... I have my teacher toolbox which is working out great and files to try and eliminate the piles. the board will have the schedule and other important school information on it. The blue hanging file folder holder keeps things I use frequently, like behavior slips, intervention scheduling sheets, and I'll add to it as I realize what I need most often. Then you have my activboard and below it I hung Target Dollar Center baskets which will hold all of the various flash card type things I need! Loved that idea!!
Here we have cubbies, file drawers, baskets, and more! I have ZERO storage in this room. No closets, shelves, nothing. It is literally 4 walls with a door and an activboard, so I had to get crafty. I need to buy another one of those wire shelve things from Walmart so I can set more milk crates on top. The crates hold all of my activities, file folder games, and downloadables from TPT. I keep them in clear plastic sleeves that they fit in a hanging file and I can easily see what each is. The binders on top are assessments, data info, and sped info. The bulletin board has all of my rules, consequences, rewards and voice level reminders.
Math bulletin board which has to support and cover grades 1 - 8
Student resource center --> The bulletin board is to help with exit slips. Each book bin holds the grade level student folders and I will put books and games in there that kids can do if they need filler activities or if I am working with another student. There are white boards, markers and erasers on the table too. Underneath the table... mroe makeshift storage... Then there are student help sheets like multiplication charts, spelling hints, editing checklists, etc. in the blue hanging file basket. This was great last year. If a student needed one of these, I sent them over to get it rather than dig through my stuff and take time away from instruction. Oh and if you see that wall on the left hand side of the picture there is space just big enough for a desk to fit. I made that Alaska for the chill out center and stuck a pair of sound cancelling head phones so students can come and work on work silently out of their classrooms if need be!
The view from my door... yep this is actually about twice bigger than my room last year! I love it!
Hope you enjoyed my little tour there! I've loved seeing everyone's rooms and I'm glad I oculd share mine!