Here's a peek into my classroom when I taught Pre-K (2008). It was setup for 24 students in a full day pre-kindergarten program. Yes. 24. I had a full time aide, but there were nights where wine was needed. This first photo was at the beginning of the year.
This one is early in the Fall... made a few change.
The black squares on the board are just paper taped over the white board. I had an insanely long whiteboard and needed to break it up. The black was a good background for lots of things (projects, graphs, pictures, etc.) and I was able to use magnets on it. :) The other 'decorative' boards on the ends are just regular bulletin boards covered with fabric.
I'm sort of a color coordination freak. All of my different centers were color coded.
Dramatic Plan: green
I painted the little canvases above each center. I found some cute clipart I liked and just re-created them with paint. I had a beach theme, so it worked out well.
I bought those bucket & shovel sets from Michael's... one for each student. They used the buckets for storage (until my bigger cubbies came in) and the shovels for centers. They'd take their shovel around to different centers and place it on an available hook... no space for their shovel meant they had to choose something else. I loved the system. I'll have to do a post on that later. Anyway, the pockets below each shovel held their 'beach bucks.' It was our little classroom money system.
Bulletin board waiting on some 'coconut faces' and the buckets I mentioned.
See the colored shelves? $1 for a roll of colorful shelf liner at the Dollar Tree. Told you I was a color coordination freak. The shelf liner actually kept the shelves 'new' and looked pretty.
My little area. Trust me, it was this clean for about a week or two. Check out that shoe pocket thing... one of my favorite organizational tools. Cheap and awesome.
I rearranged a little before a new quarter started. It was for my sanity and to mix things up a bit for the kids. Not huge changes, but just enough.
The tape on the floor was to give my construction center a boundary. If not, then I'd have a racetrack around the entire room.
Does anyone else hate their dramatic play center? The kids loved it, but I couldn't stand how messy and unorganized it always became. I'd have to spend at least five to ten minutes organizing it a little more each day because it drove me nuts. Trust me, I introduced things slowly and everything had it's place, but some kids just didn't get it.
See that black tote on top of the shelf? Squeeze bottles with paint... so much easier than keeping big cups full. Here's a post
Ok! That's all for now. I'll have another one soon on my kindergarten classroom! Hope you enjoyed. I wish I had taken a lot more photos of small details. Have a great weekend! Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post. You could win one of my products and 2 graphic sets (commercial use) from Maree Truelove! Yippee!Want to see some more classrooms? Click below.