Monday, August 8, 2011

Danielle's 5th classroom! ( the best yet)

Phhhheeeewwwwwwwwww! The day that I dreaded all summer has come and gone and I survived. Unpacking, unpacking, unpacking, moving big objects, changing my mind, moving them back, book shelves breaking, scratches, bruises..yep, that's moving! After doing this 4 other times, I knew what to expect. Moving, you never let me down.

On a happier note, my classroom rules!!! It's huge!!! It was pretty easy for me to figure out where to put things like my classroom library, my assessment area, science/social studies area, math centers, and my supplies. I just hope Mrs. Robbins likes it! I am by no means done with this process, so the pictures you are about to see are the BEFORES. I'm hoping by Thursday afternoon you will get to see the AFTERS! (My favorite!!)

The first picture is what I walked into this morning, a big pile:

A view from the other corner of the side the room (it's so spacious!):

I decided to put my classroom library in this corner. Jackie and I have the same box shelves that we bought at Target. I dislike them because they come apart very easily.

This is where the other desk was when I got in today. I wanted our desks to face each other so that we wouldn't have to scream across the room during planning times.

These are our teacher desks facing each other. I'm still not sure if I like this, but I do think they need to be close together. (All the boxes on the side still need to be looked through to find a home for their contents.

I decided to put the small group horseshoe table where the other teacher desk used to be. In later pictures you will see that our assessment area is all the way on the other side of the classroom for noise purposes.

This is our assessment area. Under the desk, there are files in file boxes for each student that are easily accessible. I also have assessment pieces like DIBELS,, Houghton Mifflin, etc.

The last picture of the day shows my classroom library and cabinets. I made sure I split cabinet space with Mrs. Robbins evenly, so that I didn't take up the whole room! I plan to lower a circle table and put it in the classroom library area. Oh, and the reason there are no books in the library area is because they were locked in my old room!

Stay tuned, more to come! BTW, Doesn't Jackie's classroom look great??? She always has such a print enriching environment!! My sister rules!



  1. What a spacious room, it looks great! I love how the two teachers desks are back to back. I have two in my afternoon room and I've been trying to figure out how to place them!

  2. Oh my goodness, your room does look huge! :-) Can't wait to see it when it is done!

  3. I have the same shelving for my classroom library and had the same problem. I finally solved it by using neon colored cable ties to reinforce all of the pieces to each other. They seem to be holding together a lot better now. Maybe those will work for you too. Can't wait to see the finished room!

  4. That's a huge room! I cannot wait to see how it is decorated. I teach an hour away in Brooksville and love finding other teachers from Florida, so I am new follower!

    Victoria @


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