So here is my tip for today.
Tip #3: Arranging the room. Think about what spaces you will need. For example: Guided Reading area, Whole Group meeting area, Calendar, Library Area for your leveled readers, Centers. (I do Daily 5 so I do not need areas in my room for centers. I just need a shelf for the word work and writing activities. The kids pick any spot in the room to work. Love that!) Don't forget to sit in your guided reading chair to see if you have a clear view of all the students while you are working in small group. :)
Today I tackled part of the big, white wall. I put my CAFE bulletin board behind my guided reading table so the students will be able to see the list of strategies we will be using during small group.
I also had my helpers with me today. We had to get all the computers up and running so I could get some work done! All favorites have been added. (Notice the three boys at the computers. They love going to our new school!)
I am really loving this Dots on Turqouise theme! So Cute! I finished my Helper Chart and will be making some letters for my word wall. (or maybe find some on Pinterest)