Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Perch! It's Perky!!

I've been hard at work getting The Perch ready for students to come tomorrow. There are still some things to do, but I wanted to share my room with you. I'm SO proud of the way it looks this year. I have worked hard to create a happy, inviting and fun atmosphere that students will want to be. I want the emphasis to be on happiness and joy so that those feelings and emotions carry over into our work and enhance the learning. So, here you go!
Cute owl on my hall window

Sign above my reading center. Each center has one: Read, Write, Build, Create, Explore, Become

Reading center

View of the front. How do you like my $10 writing center???

Art center

House center

Close up of the $10 writing center. It was a headboard for a twin bed. I found it at a local thrift store.
 I added an oil drip pan to use as a mobile word wall and VOILA, an inexpensive writing center~


  1. Your classroom looks amazing. I love the chevron rug you have in your reading center. Can you please tell me where you purchased it?

  2. Thank you! I got it st Lowes. I just couldn't pass it up!

  3. I love your writing center. Did you make the shelves or is it a book case?

  4. I'm fortunate that the big one is a built in bookshelf. The smaller one is a book case from Target that matched the existing one. The book bins are from Steps To Literacy and are very sturdy!

  5. Your room is adorable! Thanks for sharing pictures!

  6. Thank you. I've tried so hard to make it a fun and inviting place this year. I have learned that a positive atmosphere does wonders for a positive attitude!