Hi! I'm Kathleen from Growing Kinders!
Welcome to my classroom! These pictures (and this post) are from the beginning of the year so it has evolved some but here you go.
This is a view from the door to my classroom looking towards the front. Immediately to the left is our coat area. I dislike having the coat area in my room because I loose so much valuable space! *See my rainbow board ala Julie Lee? It is working WONDERFULLY! The kiddos LOVE it!*
From the front door looking at the back of the classroom. To the immediate right of the picture is the tile floor area – counter space, sink, and bathroom are there.
Manipulatives/toys are housed in the little book shelf (blocks, legos, bristle blocks, round stackers – I’ll change these out periodically). The play kitchen is also back there.
Here is our little reading area and writing center. The writing center is not finished yet! ahhhh! The flowers are for our name word wall – yep, you guessed it – not done yet
The little table to the left of this picture is my little work table – I can also use this table for assessments or working with 1 or 2 children. You can see our art easel, mailboxes and bathroom in this pic. The open door to the left leads to another K classroom (which used to be first grade).
Here’s one of my little messy areas! Daily supplies…(ahem…including the diet coke…see it?!)
And another catch-all messy place. This is right across from the picture above (behind the mailboxes). I decided to take over this counter space for me – drawers to organize papers, supplies – and to just stash stuff until I know what to do with it. I also have a bookshelf with my favorite books (above behind the red and white curtain).
Ahhh….so there you go! Please ignore the mess! I know we all have it – especially at the beginning of the year when we are all trying to keep our heads on straight! Stop by my blog and say hi. I just posted some fun beach themed activities. It's almost summer, right?