Throwback Thursday {Help!}

Mark it down folks...I'm blogging two days in a row. Well, kind of! Cara is having a genius linky and I decided to link up!
I've decided to share a post from the beginning of last school year. It's a tour of my room...this is where I need your help! I desperately want to re-arrange since my teacher computer got moved to the front. I want my small group area up front but I can't figure out where to move other things such as the shelf with all my supplies. {I have very limited storage!} Any ideas??

Hope you enjoy this blast from the past {there's a freebie at the end} :)
-------------------------------------------------From August 2012-------------------------------------------------

Is everyone else as tired as I am yet? The sad part for me is that my kids haven't even started yet! I have been meaning to write this blog post all week and when I leave school every night between 7-9, I find myself barely able to stay awake! However, as tiring as it is, back to school is probably my favorite time of year next to Christmas...I love the "newness" of everything! It has taken pretty much all week, but my classroom finally got its finishing touches yesterday, just in time for parent orientation! There are still a few more things I need to do, but here's a look at what it looks like right now {now remember....I am in a small portable with some random colored doors and paneling from who knows what decade with no cabinets or built in shelves, so a lot of things are out in the open}. WARNING:  Lots of pictures!
View from the door...seat sacks courtesy of my Granny {she made all new ones this summer...the others had seen better days after 8 years!}

My small group area/desk/storage area
The door with some pinterest inspired decor...you can get the signs here for free :) There is no preview....just click file then download.

Door to the AC closet...work will hang here {this is orange construction netting, which is great for hanging stuff from!}


Reading Strategy Cards behind my small group table

Part of my teacher area...you can see what it looked like at the end of the year here

My computer area {a former student wore that shirt through his K year then gave it to me at the end of the year....love it!}

All of these supplies were previously in a horrible cabinet...you can see pics here

Up close

Student check in...where they put GO books and snacks in the morning

I am so excited about this pinterest inspired project!! Our kids change the way they go home often, so having clothespins to just move each day will be a lifesaver!


Writing Table...punctuation posters from Rachelle Smith and pinterest inspired Writer's Eye {I'm not sure whose original idea this way}

Birthday Board...each student's picture will be on their birthday month

Bathroom door and backpack hooks
Reading Corner

Word Wall...I am a firm believer in not adding words until they are introduced. I do not put all the words we will learn on the wall at the beginning of the year :)

New Crop Bulletin Board

LOVE Frog Street Friends Alphabet Characters and Songs...These number posters are in my TpT store for free!

Calendar Area


Another area where work will hang and our rules on the door. The rules for good listening are from First Grade Fever {for free!}

I have a little book addiction...you can see our HUGE TV beside the shelf!

Clip Chart...I have used a clip chart all 8 years of my teaching and LOVE it! The kids love getting to move higher and also love the opportunity to move their clip back up even if they've had it moved down

These are the postcards I sent my new kiddos...they are free in my TpT Store


Parent gift for orientation...you can get the tag here

I organize all my paper work into folders for parents, along with our kindergarten handbook. The name plates can be found here.
Hopefully, I'll be back this weekend with some first day plans and what I did for students at Open House. I hope everyone is getting rest at this crazy time of year!

4 comments

  1. Thanks for pulling out this old post! We love freebies..they will be great for getting ready for the new year!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  2. I'm on a mission of organization, also! Somehow, I never realized that your classroom is in a mobil unit. Our school is moving to a new location and my new space is 16'x20'--and we've discovered that nothing can be hung on the walls (there is only one small bulletin board). My brain is spinning, trying to fix this problem.

    I posted a picture of the spare bedroom, where I've been dumping my stuff...and procrastinating! Yesterday, I popped "Pitch Perfect" into the laptop and set to work. Please hop over and visit me, I'm getting ready to put up a photo of the reorganized space.
    :-)Chrissy ReadWriteSing

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  3. I've decided to share a post from the beginning of last school year. It's a tour of my room...this is where I need your help! I desperately want to re-arrange since my teacher paper help computer got moved to the front. I want my small group area up front but I can't figure out paper writers where to move other things such as the shelf with all my supplies. {I have very limited paper writing storage!} Any ideas??


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  4. I really like your Birthday Board. I was wondering if it was something that you bought or something that you made. I really like how simple it is. Thanks for all you share.

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