Chapter 3 was all about the environment we create in our classrooms. She posed a lot of questions in this chapter that really had me thinking about my room and what I want to keep or change for this next school year.
One thing I know for sure that needs to be changed is organization. I thought I was pretty organized until this year and I was a new mom out a lot with a sick baby. You realize how much more organization needs to happen in your room when you have subs in your room as often as I had to have this year. Kids know where supplies and basic materials they use are but when it comes to my centers and teaching materials they are organized for me, not necessarily for someone else to locate things. I have already started labels for just about everything in my room so we are off to a good start.
I am also excited to change the set up of my room. I want more comfy work areas for my kiddos instead of the main focus being desks. I would also like to spread out my reading bins a little more and expand our meeting area. I don't have any pics right now. They are cleaning the carpets in our rooms so everything is stacked in corners and on shelves. Hopefully we will be allowed in next week to start setting things up and I can begin sharing about all the changes happening.
Make sure to check out our three leaders this week. There links are up at the top. Until next week : )