• organizing small groups
    Organization,  Small Groups

    Organizing Small Groups Supplies

    You’ve set up the small group area and now you need to figure out how to make it functional! What do you need and where does it go? Find the solution with my system for organizing small groups supplies! Small Group Supplies for the Teacher A ten-drawer rainbow cart in the small group area is a teacher’s best friend! It doesn’t take up too much space but holds a ton of stuff. First, dedicate a drawer for your teacher supplies. This drawer can house scissors, pens, highlighters, sticky notes, tape, and more.  Having these items within reach when you’re doing small groups is more efficient than getting up and walking…

  • Five for Friday,  Organization,  Resource Room

    Five for Friday-My Resource Room

     This week’s Five for Friday is all about my Resource Room!    I’m super proud of this space and know how fortunate I am to have a place dedicated exclusively for my teacher resources!  Let’s go on a tour!    First, let me tell you this room wasn’t part of the original floor plan of our basement.  Our basement is large and finished but sorely lacking in organized storage spaces. We thought about simply building a wall of shelves at the far end and hiding them behind a curtain or sliding closet doors.  A contractor we’ve used on several home projects suggested we build a wall a few feet out from the shelves and…

  • Craft Room,  Organization

    My Craft Room & Office

    I’m pleased to join Lucky Little Learners and Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd for their linky party where teachers are talking about their home office spaces!  It’s so much fun to take a peek into everyone’s work area!  I’m lucky to have two spaces where I can work on school stuff.  First, I’ll take you on a tour of my Craft Room, located in our basement which was already finished when we moved in our house in the fall of 2008.  This windowless room had four white walls, ceramic tile floors, and a ceiling mounted light fixture. Here’s the view from the doorway now…   We purchased  the cabinets unfinished from Lowe’s and my husband installed them. …