I have spent two weeks cleaning and fussing in my classroom. The first thing I want to share with you is the focus of my classroom....The Reading Center. It takes up a good chunk of space in my classroom. I changed the way I organized my reading center two years ago after I read the book, The Book Whisper. The reading center is the favorite area of the children.
Just like most primary teachers I have labeled my books so that the students are able to find and put away books on their own.
I love the book display cart I purchased last year. I am able to display theme books throughout the year. On the back side I like to display class books.
My reading center is broken into to parts. This is what the back side of the reading center looks like. It also includes a larger round table. I have all my take home leveled books in one area.
I have worked really hard to create an inviting, fun, bright and cozy space for my first graders to curl up with a good book.