Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kindergarten Classroom Set-Up...Making Progress!!

Hi Everyone,
If you're a fellow TpT seller, I hope the sale went well for you!  Last week, I posted pictures of my classroom set-up and, after about 2/3 of a day of set-up work, it was still looking extremely unfinished.  I decided to move almost every single thing in my classroom this summer, plus categorize my trade books and finishing leveling my library, so that's why it's taken so long for me to set up (and I do like to chat with other teachers!).

Here are some updated pictures after I've worked today and yesterday in my classroom!
 My library is almost all set! I just need to get my book bin labels on!  Can you see where I was SHORT ONE stinkin' book bin! Ugh back to IKEA...

Here is the other side of the library. I am going to spray paint the red bench lime green to match my room.
 I keep all the books I have multiple copies of in my partner reading book bins.  They are leveled by a range (A-C, D-F, G-I, J-L, M+).  I still need to get labels on the totes.
 This leveled shelf is double-sided. The rest of my leveled books are on the back of the shelf. I used Scholastic Book Wizard to level most of the books.

 My choice time bins house wooden blocks, plastic animals, felt boards, magnet play sets, a marble run, and a pretend vet clinic. I try to have choice time every day at the end of the day. It ends up being 3-4 times per week usually!
 My puzzle cupboard needs some help still!
 A big thanks to my sister for hanging my word wall today!

 I almost forgot to include the picture of the cute frog my sister made for the top of my whiteboard. I am going to add our class rules around the frog.

We are having the students and their parents in for assessment conferences prior to school starting-tomorrow and Thursday. I have info folders ready along with my Meet Your Teacher book, a parent questionnaire, and some project samples for the year.

I am hoping that my assessment conferences run smoothly and am excited to meet all of my new kiddos!


  1. It is looking great Kelly!

  2. That's really great that you all get to assess the students prior to school beginning.

    Enchanted Kinder Garden

  3. Kelly, your room looks amazing! I love how cozy your reading spots are, and how wonderfully organized all of your books are- I find that my library area tends to be the last one used correctly as we have to work through many, many days of appropriate book-handling practice before students can really hunker down into a beanbag and enjoy their stories of choice.

    I'm so glad you linked up to my classroom tour linky party post! Have a GREAT year!


  4. I haven’t checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last handful of posts are really great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend.
    Phoenix pre-k