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by: Jennifer Perez
It’s no surprise; you all know that I am going back to teaching this year! In our school district, Hillsborough County, teachers do not need to report to school until Monday, August 16, 2010. Many principals allow their teachers to work in their classrooms the week prior to returning back to school. I for one, genuinely appreciate this gesture and have fully taken advantage of it!
With the flexibility of going to school ‘whenever’ this week, I’ve been able to work in my classroom and bring my daughter along to help! While I was shoving shelves into corners, Peyton was wiping shelves. As I was strategically placing student desks into their perfect positions, Peyton was wiping shelves. While I organized books into the book bins, Peyton was wiping shelves!! (Peyton LOVES using her wipes to clean!)
Needless to say, with the few extra hours that I’ve been able to spend in my room, I’ve been able to make a decent dent in the huge task of creating the perfect learning environment for my students! I’ve attached a few before pictures of my classroom and I will share the after pictures as soon as I can!
This view of the classroom is from the back of the room. The student desks are in no particular order in this photo...yet!
Here is the right side of my classroom near the entryway to the room. This is where I will set up our Guided Reading corner where I will pull small reading groups each day!
This area of the room is in the very back of the classroom. Once it is all put together, this is where the classroom library will be. I can't wait for this area to be up and running!
After pictures of my classroom to be posted soon....