(Part of @teachthought 30-day Reflective Teaching Blogging Challenge) more info here.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But as I reflect on a few pictures of my classroom, I'll just summarize a few things I see and don't see in each picture.
* a library of books available to the students
* an area for each child to keep their chosen books in a book box
* one of two shelving units that were built recently by my husband for our classroom Chromebooks
* student desks arranged in groups
* student tables in a meeting area
* extra open space due to 5 less students this year
What I don't see:
* soft seating areas
* evidence of student work on the wall (hopefully this will change as the year progresses)
* a gathering space for read-alouds, class meetings, and group discussions
* many books
* new seats made from crates, with additional book storage
* a random pencil on the floor :)
Reflecting on the current state of my classroom, I'm realizing that it will continue to be a work in progress. I have enjoyed changing a few things this year - from furniture arrangement, new decorations, and starting off the year with "group" seating. I also have bigger dreams of what my classroom could look like in the future, which will be fun to discover along the way.