Since Monday, I haven't been able to get back into my classroom until today. I spent most of the day there, laminating (panic when the school laminator stopped working! thankfully it is just a bit tempermental so I turned it off and let it cool down and it worked again), cutting, bulletin-boarding, and other prep things. As promised, here are some photos of my newly-revamped small group work area:
I'm pleased with how it's looking so far. I think it looks a little stark; I might bring in a floor lamp I no longer use at home (the florescent lights are so glaring), and perhaps more decor for the walls, but overall I like it, and it's going to be much better than having both groups (reading and math) working out in the main room at the same time.
And for comparison's sake, here is a "before" picture from over the winter:
I'm loving sneaking peeks at all your classrooms, too! So much fun. I think pictures of the rest of my classroom will have to wait until the end of next week, since that's when my classroom staff will be back, and they'll be helping me get things all situated. This room and the library were my big projects I wanted to get done before they arrive back.