All of that being said, I think today is a good time for a peek into my therapy room! I finally finished getting things together yesterday, and believe I am ready to start seeing kids.
One of my goals for the year is to be more visibly organized. I say visibly because I am one of those people who lives in a state of organized chaos. It looks disorganized to anyone else, but I regularly shock people by knowing knowing exactly what weird place something is in. All of the pictures show me before starting my schedule, so let's just all be hopeful about maintenance!
|I only have students in 1st through 5th grade this year.|
I have the central idea for each unit posted with the grade level. The grades are written on the stomachs of the owls. I know that the idea for most word walls is to keep vocabulary that is learned up on the wall for students to view. This would be very distracting for some of my students. So, I put a library pocket up for each grade level. It will keep the words on the wall so we can review them, but it keeps the focus on the current words. Right now I'm still missing the vocabulary, but hope to hear back and get it up next week.
Next up! My therapy table.
Under the whiteboard! My favorite place to keep lots of different things.
Quick peek at things that are on and below the table on the right side. On the table, are student folders, kleenex/hand sanitizer and a pencil bucket. I keep my sticker sheets in front of the folders. Below the table are chlorox wipes, the prize box and pencil boxes for student supplies: pencils/highlighters, markers, crayons and colored pencils.
Storage for those pesky, ever multiplying and wonderful TPT cards.
Storage Shelves (even I'm beginning to wonder how there's more to write about!)
Inside the Word Wall Cabinet
see a complete list in google docs. The bottom shelf of games, is school owned and not included on my list unless there are duplicates.
The middle two shelves have some supplies on them. These shelves are most representative of my organizational system when I really let things go. Last year, I shared the room with a therapist who has similar skills so things are pretty mixed up (we probably would have driven anyone else nuts, so wish me luck with my new office mate!). I really wanted to share the messy shelves, because I have to believe that there are others out there who, while impressed with all the super-organized rooms posted about, really just won't get there (like me).
A Little Book of Slime at a Scholastic warehouse sale, and can't wait for some of my S kids to give it a shot!)
Whew! This got long. As I was rereading, I got a little laugh about my IB word wall, and how most of the post falls under the IB them "how we organize ourselves."
I hope everyone is having a great time with their students, or is excited to get started as I am!