Next to the table is a cubby that I have on it's side. I use this to keep each classroom's popscile sticks and any other material we are working on. In the basket are my beat buddies (small stuffed animals). I got the beat buddies from Oriental Trading Company.
My tech cart goes on the side of the board. Right now it's not set-up. I use my own personal computer and it's a tower and will sit on the bottom shelf. On the top shelf I have my visualizer (doc camera). My VCR/DVD player is sitting where I place my documents to show on the screen. I have to find where to put my VCR/DVD player. I still need it because I still have some VHS tapes that I use in class and for when I have a sub.
This year I am a little bummed because we cannot put large amounts of paper & no fabric on the walls. I usually use the printed paper (stones) up behind my board. Now I just get to look at the dull wall. My wall even has two different colors because I use to have a bulletin board up and I took it down. They painted my wall before I took the board down. I will have to put a work order in to get my wall painted again.
As you can see I stuffed a lot of my stuff in the cabinet under the TV. I will be taking everything out of it and decide what stays and what goes. I also have to clean out the book case where the Tweety sheet is. I will also have to take the sheet down. We can't have any material covering shelves or bookcases. This means I have to keep them clean and organized all the time. Lots of work to do.
The quiet area is sitting next to my desk. All the stuff on it will be moved once I get all the furniture in place. The quiet area is for students who need a little break either to cool down or just to rethink the choices they are making.
The stuff on the shelves will also be moved. I will be discarding the computer monitor since I am using my TV as a computer screen. I use this shelf to put most of my furry friend and puppets. I also want to get a few plants to bring some life into my room since we have to be careful with how much we put up on our walls.
On the wall by the clock I will be putting up my HOWL (Habits of Work and Learing). HOWL is the expectations of how students need to behave. We use respect, responsibility, integrity, and compassion. This is a building wide thing and we have to have it up. Each quarter we focus on one trait. I really like it because it is building wide so when I talk about it in my room they know what I am talking about.
The chest in front of the Orff instruments has a classroom set of drum pads and drumsticks. We use them for rhythm reading. This corner isn't totally done I still need to figure out if this is where I want the instruments. The stuff in the far corner may not stay there. There are 3 djembes with stands. The other plastic chest will not be there. This is what I was keeping my center stuff in, but it's getting full. I will be putting most of the stuff in the gray cabinet. There is an amp next to the djembes.
Lots of work ahead of me, but I actually love to clean and organize. I will keep you posted on my progress.