I may have spent way longer than I meant to working today, but I got a ton done. Plus, it was really cloudy which messed up my laying out plans so it all worked out. :) Here's today's update:
Accomplished: Part of the Focus Board
The 'Words to Know' will go in the top right corner and the spelling words will go below them. All you fellow Reading Street teachers out there, if you don't already know about Langston's focus board resources, you must! You can find them here!
Accomplished: Front Meeting Area
I'm LOVING how this area is turning out. I plan to display our charts that we make in Reader''s Workshop and that we do with our reading series on the pink board behind the easel and my wicker rocker.
Accomplished: A tiny bit of the writing center done
I almost didn't post the pic because there's hardly anything to it, but I love how the letters on the paper plates look. I learned this trick from somewhere, but I cannot remember where??? Anyways, this is going to be my writing center. I'm adding 'Let's' above the plate letters and put a little bird to the left. Below this the word lists that we create and charts that we do in Writer's Workshop will be displayed, making it easy for the kids to see and easy to find words to spell.
Accomplished: Cubbies! Wow what a job!
Accomplished: Placing my paper sorter...aren't these three baskets pretty? I found them in the clearance section of Michaels. I love a good deal!
And the last thing I did was change the border on the back board. I just wasn't feeling the black polka dots. I think it looks much better now, don't you?