Our schoolroom for this year isn’t extremely different than the last time I posted about it, but we have made a few changes that I’m excited to share!
My absolute favorite change has been our new Ikea storage system! It is AWESOME!! My husband was amazed that by day two of having it home, I had it filled completely. Hehe.
Here’s a quick peek at what’s inside each bin-going down for each column of bins (I’ll provide links to those items I can find online):
Far Right: Literacy Manipulatives (for mama), Lincoln Logs, TONS of LEGOS, gadgets (pretend phones, MP3 players, etc.), peg toys, Story Book Reader and books, & random baby toys I switch out for NSis and MBug.
On the top, I now keep our new iPad3, our Ikea abacus, and colors/markers/colored pencils, etc. (all labeled, of course!)
Because of the new addition, a few things were moved around to different locations:
This organizer (from Target) was moved closer to MBug’s table (from Ikea) and I store her rotated puzzles, coloring sheets, toys, and modified “teaching trays“-at the bottom.
NJoy’s area is a little different to make room for the FREE curriculum he’s doing. I placed a small white shelf for his books (from Ikea) and some cork strip above to hang his work.
He now has his own word wall, as he’s now learning some beginner sight words. He still has his Word Wall in the playroom, but this one is specifically for his Reading the Alphabet words. I just wrote letters on sentence strips and placed the strips on the wall!
ALuv’s desk (1st grade) is pretty much the same, although I added a little white organizer beside his desk to keep paper, his notebooks, etc. so he could be a little more independent. If you’re interested in his “workbox” system above his desk, you can view that towards the end of post here.
ALuv’s Word Wall is pretty much the same. We haven’t done any new words this summer, but plenty of review (like our Sight Word Guess Who? game)!
And I reorganized this shelf a little bit better so I can find things easier. My hubby hinged on a screen door for the front. It’s screwed shut so little hands can’t pull everything out. Our “teaching tray” items are all stored (WAY out of reach) on top of the file cabinet.
So, there you have it: our 2012-2013 schoolroom! I am hoping the changes I’ve made will work for us once we start back full-time a few weeks!
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