I was so excited to post pictures today. There's quite a few. I will go in order from the before and after of today's set up. As promised earlier this morning, I am attaching a FREEBIE with it. I went in this morning with a mission..... I wanted to display all the things I just laminated with my knew laminator. I'm am totally addicted to this laminator. If you haven't bought one, you are totally missing out. Anyway, let's just get to the pictures. I will describe each one underneath to help you understand what my thinking was behind them. Look closely for your FREEBIE. :)
|Of course, starting with a mess. God bless my daughter who took on this challenge!|
These organizers held all those messy supplies and she decided to organize them for me.
This is the inside of my black supply cabinet with all of my neat and tidy supplies. Plastic trays help to organize the construction paper, card stock paper and my copy paper. She even labeled the drawers of the organizers.
This is a blank slate... I had a huge wall to cover and I wanted to make it something that the kids had ownership in.
This is my newest way of keeping track of who goes to the bathroom. A colleague of mine did this in her room and I loved it so I "borrowed" this awesome idea. These are plastic plates I bought and the dollar store. I hot glued them to the wall (Put tape on the back first.) Beside, you'll see a dry erase marker. I attached it to the wall with Velcro. When students leave the room they will sign their name on the plate and erase when they return. It works like a dream.
I made an Owl Theme Jobs board. This is magnetic and placed on the side of my black supply cabinet. I'll put the student's name beside each one with magnets of course.
I think I may make this a magnetic word wall for science and/or social studies. I haven't decided yet.
I finally put up my Daily 5 and CAFE signs. I bought a cute banner to go above the board. I was too lazy to get it laminated so I hot glued it anyway. See below....
I placed masking tape on the back of the banner and put little dabs of hot glue on the masking tape. I then stuck it to the wall. I've done this for years and it pulls of without damaging your display. This is great if you don't have time to laminate.
Here is my Daily 5 Board. I attached a cute little pink cup to the wall with a push pin and one of those big paper clips. I thought the students could take their Popsicle stick and put it in the pocket of the choice they make for the day.
Owl Themed Reading CAFE Titles. I grabbed this freebie from Mandy Gregory. Check it out and grab some for your room!
Last but not least...I placed my bookshelves under my white board. That's tomorrow. :)
I hope you gained some ideas today. See you tomorrow with more pictures and tips.