They really should make that a show. Imagine how cool it would be for Ty Pennington to show up at your classroom to give it an Extreme Makeover.
I can just imagine him yelling, "MOVE THAT SCHOOL BUS!!"
Voila! The classroom of your dreams!
Well, since that probably won't happen anytime soon, or at least not to me, I decided to do a classroom makeover of my own. I mentioned it in a post awhile ago, but then do to fabric shopping issues, I didn't get to finish the transformation until this week. You can read about those adventures here.
So, enough delay. The transformation is complete. Here are some before and after pictures.
|Note the filing cabinet and the tooth poster in the front left corner. |
They blocked the bulletin board and clogged up the space.
Also, the word wall was in the middle of the wall, blocked by a reading table.
|The filing cabinet is now next to my other supply cabinet, |
where it is out of the way and in a more convenient location.
|The computer is now OFF my teacher desk and on a nifty new computer desk in the front |
where the filing cabinet used to be. Now the kids can use it for center activities.
|The Word Wall is now on a real bulletin board and is much more accessible to the students. They can use the desks near it to do word work activities. Also, the words are on push pins, so the kids can take them down and use them at their desks.|
|The back supply area was right next to the library causing major traffic jams |
and facilitating plenty of wasted time.
|The supply area is now at the front.|
|The classroom library. I liked the 3 wall arrangement, but it made it hard |
for me to monitor the students during independent reading.
|Now, the library is spread along the walls and is much more open.|
|The carpet and calendar area. There wasn't too much wrong with this.|