I got a call 2 days ago, that my room had been finished, (you know cleaned and ready to be put back in order). So yesterday I headed over to Highgate to start the process of reorganizing and rearranging. I told myself that my goal this summer was to reorganize my massive book collection. I spent about 3 1/2 hours yesterday and really made some progress. I completed one corner and was able to throw out quite a bit of stuff. Boy, I am such a pack rat. I started to organized my collection according to the calendar and the themes. It will definitely make my life easier at the end of every month when I switch out the books. It's funny how as the year progresses I seem to run out of shelf space to house all of the books. All I really need was a little organization and boy, now I have lots of extra space. I really like going into my classroom for a few hours at a time during the summer to get my self reset for the fall. Once or twice a week takes away the stress of "how will I ever get all of this done".
Here are 2 shots of my before.
As I go through the process of setting up and reorganizing I plan of posting a few more pictures of the room.
I came across this great internet Chicka Chicka Boom Boom project that I joined today. Brooke Perry on her Primary Perspective blog is setting it up. Check it out! I am looking forward to this project. I hope more first grade classrooms join in.
I hope everyone is enjoying a great summer! I think the weather is grand!