So, I already changed my room around a little bit. I didn’t like some of the setup and wanted to get a spot for my ‘poster center’.
Here are our desks and workboxes. I like the boxes separating the kids, it helps with focus issues.
Here’s a closeup of one of our ‘workstations’. The drawers are Smart Space 10 drawer rolling carts from JoAnn’s. I also found some colored ones online at ebay, and several people have said they found them at Sam’s Club as well. Unfortunately they are double what I paid as they were 50% off at JoAnns when I got them.
Here’s a closeup of the drawers, I put 2 velcro dots on them, one for the number cards, and one for an extra card like ‘work with mom’. The kids also put the number from their number strip on the 2nd dot when they pull the drawer to work on it.
I love these carts, they really take up LESS space and the drawers pull completely out just like if they were to take it off the shelf. They pull them out then stack them on the floor to the right as they finish. The drawers are also a better size for books and such so I don’t have to bend my books getting them into the shoebox size. If there’s anything too big, I just set it on top of the cart. I also use the top of the cart for them to stack their finished worksheets and such. They work quite well if you need something that takes up less space!
Below is our Science/Computer/Random Activity Center! This is also our play room which was formerly known as the living room. I change out the activities on this table based on what we’re doing that week. Tomorrow it will be our magnifying center for our nature walk finds.
Here’s our alphabet tree and new ‘poster center’, Its the little poster on the wall to the right of the tree. I put up a velcro wall sticker then put the opposite hook velcro on the backs of all the poster so they can be put up and taken down easily. It’s a small spot, but is all I have and will work for us! Next to that is a bookshelf of games and construction paper.
Here’s a closeup of our calendar. I put it on a cork board and put push pins on each day. I usually have them do some sort of pattern using the colored links. Then each day they have to count the calendar. I find this works wonders in teaching number recognition. Right now it’s my kindergartner’s job to teach my tot. He gets practice without realizing it, and she learns what her numbers look like! 2 for 1!
Well, that’s our room…for now anyways!