Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sneak a Peek with a Peach: Teaching with Crayons and Curls

Hey y'all! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this little series we've got going on here at The Primary Peach! One of my favorite things about being a teacher is decorating my classroom. And, {even more} I love looking at other classrooms for great ideas to incorporate into my own!

I wanted to share one of my favorite spots in my classroom, my Classroom Library. Since I'm co-teaching this year, I am so fortunate to have two classrooms worth of space- it's a huge space! Our Classroom Library is on my side of our classroom and we were able to make it a pretty large spot!

One of the very first things we realized when setting up our classroom, is we have A LOT of books, like a ton! This picture only shows half of the books in our reading center! There are 2 more bookshelves full of books! 

I created the "READ" letters last summer and loved that I could still incorporate them into our new classroom! They were a cheap and easy DIY project that adds the perfect touch to my reading center! 

Our library is split into different sections. This particular shelf holds the leveled books. The other shelves have books cateorgized into genres, favorite characters, etc. We spend a lot of time going over finding Just Right books so that students can book shop on any shelf!

I created these labels to help organize our library! They really help the kids know where to put their books back when they go book shopping each week.

I use the small magazine rack shelf to display books that we read throughout the month AND special holiday books! Right now it is full of Back to School books!

One of my favorite TPT purchases has been the Quote Posters from Blair Turner at One Lesson at a Time! I purchased both the color and black and white versions, and they have found their place all over our classroom! I just LOVE motivational quotes and they add so much to our decor!

Thank you for joining me today! Make sure to check back each day for a visit into each of our classrooms!