With just a few days to go before the school year starts, I’ve been in at work preparing my room for my new Year Two class.
This year I wanted to create an inviting area for my students where they can relax and enjoy reading for pleasure.
My classroom is a little tricky to organise. The back wall which I share with the classroom next door opens up to form a double room. This is great for team teaching, but you can’t put any furniture along it. I only have one wall which I can use for storage units, and the space left for a reading corner is rather small.
When I started working on it, it was fairly uninspiring, so I added a small rug and a hyacinth chest; both of which I picked up very cheaply at K-Mart. I put the books into clear baskets from the $2 shop, allowing them to be stored with their covers on display. This created a more enticing display. I added some bright cushions, also cheap at K-Mart, and some soft toys from my childhood which I couldn’t bear to throw out. Finally, I attached a wall decoration purchased about ten years ago.
I think it will make a nice little reading space for my class.