CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION | Peace, Love, and First Grade


 I could not decide if I wanted to show the world my clutter or not!
But putting it out there sort of makes me accountable, right??
I have to clean this 20+ years worth of mess! 

This is my room from the door. I love the colors but not the mess!

 The next pic is the left wall from the door. You see my Daily 5 table, clipboards in the red bin, a pocket chart, and my homemade bulletin board. More about that later...

Here's the Daily 5 table! Needs new labels. 

Same wall from the other side of the room. I had to move my Word Wall from the magnetic board when they installed my Smartboard. Not crazy about the Word Wall on the door.
I want the kiddos to be able to take the words off  to use.

Reading Center on a Friday afternoon-enough said!
Yes, that animal is hanging on the lamp!

Computer in the corner. Guess I could have pushed the chair under...
All those cords get moved back and forth from my MAC to my PC. Yes, they do!

I am fortunate to have a HUGE closet/cubby room!
Thank goodness we can just shut the door!
And, yes, those cubbies are about 6 inches wide.
NOT designed by teachers... 

A few things I've accomplished:
1) Behind the door: I moved their Daily 5 board back here. Seriously, we don't need that out in the open all day. We aren't truly using CAFE yet, just the wording, so this is a good place for the chart. I also keep the brooms and dustpans back here on 3M hooks. Perfect. They may be the only things in the room that are always in place!! And sidewalk chalk is there for now!

2) I also love my homemade bulletin boards. Our school is only 8 years old, and this was just one huge off-white wall to start. We are not supposed to put tape on the wall which poses a problem for Deep South humidity.  So...this past summer, I stapled (yes, I did) some black paper on the wall and bordered it with two different colors. My sweet principal said as long as we can't see the staples, we're good! The borders are just rolled up long strips of butcher paper. Love the way the black pops!

            I have a lot of work to do to get this room where I want it.
Hopefully, getting there will be half the fun!!