Whew, what a busy but productive day!
I just got home from my first day of classroom set-up for the year. Our first day of school is not until September 3rd. I missed the Blog Hoppin' link-up for Teacher Week yesterday since I couldn't get into my classroom to take pics, but I figured I would sneak in some pics today along with an organizational tip!
When you are looking at these pictures, please keep in mind that I've only put in about 5-6 hours of work so far and ALL of my classroom furniture was in the hallway when I started this morning! A HUGE thank you goes to my mom who spent four fabulous hours keeping me on track and helping me haul furniture today! I would have nothing done without her help! It's is definitely a work in progress and will be all week long! I will post pics of the finished product next week.
This is standing at the mailboxes looking into my room. You can see that there is NO wall on this side of the room-just portable cupboards as a room divider. I will be putting bulletin boards up on all of these cupboards-only had time to do one today! In front of the tall cupboards are my book bins, math manipulatives, and art and writing supplies.
Here's a close-up of my Daily 5 choice board. You can get this for free by going to my post about it. I still need to put up the clothespins with the kid's names on it!
As you can see, I have my work cut out for me this week! Considering my room was totally empty at 9:00 this morning, I think I got a good chunk of work done today though.
Also, here is one small organization tip: make a prioritized to-do list instead of one mega list. It really helps me to stay on track with what is important to get done immediately. Otherwise, I tend to do the "fun" projects first and forget about really important things until the last minute. Below is an example that I made for the coming week: