These two pictures are of my wall (yes I said wall) of cabinets. The top shelves hold 2nd grade math and reading materials on the top shelf (apparently I'm to store them because my room is big lol). On the actual shelves are leveled books for baggy books (discarded Reading Recovery books mainly). They are all placed inside gallon bags and marked with the level. There are also 1st grade materials, Wilson's Fundations materials, leveled Scholastic Readers, then leftover Treasures resources (our basal) stuff that I don't use. The white crate holds our data binders. (ignore the white roll of paper towels....we were cleaning our desks off after we did shaving cream spelling today). What's in the cabinets below?
The other bottom cabinet doors hold tissues, sanitizer, plates, napkins, ziploc bags, and cups. Also labeled those cubbies (I even have the cabinet doors labeled inside recess, etc.)
At the end of these cabinets, is another BIG cabinet--yes I said another! Here's what's in it:
Books are in baskets by category. (The entrance is to the left of this picture). As we continue around this side of the room, and we pass the entrance, there is ANOTHER big cabinet. It looks like this:
This messy cabinet is my own personal stock of crayons, pencil boxes, pencils, glue sticks, stickers, name tags---you name it it's in there---yep hairspray, shaving cream...even my son's coat! I'm one of those people who believe if it's out of sight, it's out of mind. So I tend to "stick" things out of the way to avoid clutter. The other half of this closet is where my coat and big books go. There are two little cool pull out drawers in this closet where I have pocket charts and can "file" papers.
On the front of this door is our school's mission statement, and our classroom mission statement. It's kept close to our calendar board so we can review them daily.
Classroom Bingo hangs by the calendar board too.Here's a quick shot of it:
On this same black board are where center numbers are posted, and where I have our homework/lunch choice set up. When students walk in the door, they turn in their folder in the black crate, push the Easy button if they choose, mark their lunch choice (we use craft sticks with their names and they put it in their choice of the day.) They have 5 choices: yogurt, peanut butter, salad, regular, or pack. They sometimes check to see their center number. You can find out more information about that here.
The red shelf (needs a new paint job) used to be mailboxes for kids. I've taken it over as I like it to store other things (make up work, After school tutoring pages, Scoot boards, task cards, etc). To the end of this wall is my teacher computer. Our attendance is taken online. I fill out our lunch choice paper and send it with my cafeteria/office helper.
The crate (above picture) holds the basals (Reading/science/Wilson's) as well as a few other things inside. The basket in the middle holds grader, pencils, pens, stickers, etc (as I have no drawers to hide such things). You can see from the picture below the black organizer. There is a shelf for every day of the week. Mon-Fri. The bottom bin is for emergency sub plans. Ohh yeah, what's that brown thing hanging in front of my desk in the picture below?????
On the other half of my room are more cabinets. They hold science materials, craft materials, centers, etc. Here's a few shots.
A box for scissors, crayons, markers and pencils----all right here on the counter.
Two more pictures and I will quit boring you----the centers/workstations I create--I store them in my cabinets, but---I put the sorting cards (that are already laminated) in a quart size bag. I store the direction sheets, recording sheets, game boards etc, in a sleeve protector. I then put them all in a gallon baggie together.
Finally, I have a place I do like to grade papers, or organize my day (though when kids are gone if I'm in my "corner" no one can see me and it's REALLY nice lol). but here's my "other desk"
As far as student work, I have a great big place outside the room to display their wonderful creations.
I hope you've enjoyed a peek into my world. I know I also like looking at other teacher's rooms! Thanks for listening to the ramble