So clean and organized! Come make my room look that nice!
looking good! i love starting out orderly, knowing just how fast things get a little chaotic. enjoy it while it lasts... *sigh*
Hope, my room actually looks like this all year. I am a bit OCD and order & cleanliness is a big part of it!! :)
I am TOO! Glad to hear I'm not the only OCD art teacher! My room is clean, but we do art! I think it is so important to teach students how to keep their space/supplies clean as well.
I didn't know others like you existed. lol. I always thought I wasn't a 'real' art teacher because I'm super organized and like to have my art room a certain way (neat and clean!) and teach my kids how to maintain it. I've only ever visited super messy art rooms in my time.
I'm not as organized as I was back when this post was made. MY ROOM IS...but my supply closet is a hot mess! ha ha I have three kids that are involved in dance, soccer, dance....I can't spend as much time as I used to.
I love your room! It is so unique and totally you (not that I know you:) I like your homey bookshelf. What's on the bottom of your chairs? I'm always looking for a solution to the chair scuffs and screeching. Last year I bought a ton of little chair sticky felt things which was a lot of $. I'm so curious how you did that?
What a nice room!! I love the set up of your tables and it looks like a great solution for my room. I've been struggling with my table set up since I received my Promethean board. I'm with you on being neat and orderly...can't function if things are out of place too much. Have a great year!
great room!! I'm trying a new layout this year so we'll see how that goes.
What did you put on the bottom of the chair legs?? I've used tennis balls before but they come off...any luck with what you use?????
You have a beautiful and well-organized classroom! As another OCD personality type, I can relate to the constant need for order! I think, in the long run, it helps the students as well, though. I also love the cozy bookshelf corner.
I LOVE you classroom design! What is on the bottom of your chairs? I use tennis balls now, and they are about to get on my last nerve!!
SpongeBobLover...it is felt tied on with rubberbands! I'm going to do a post later in the week on it..because a lot of people have been asking.
OMGosh I love your classroom. You are so creative with all of your bulletin boards and borders. Very inspiring!
Are those tennis balls on the bottom of the chairs?
Kim, I use felt on the bottom of my chairs. It is doubled over and rubber banded on. Works like a dream.
I tried the rubber bands and felt. they keep falling off... is there a trick?
@ Anonymous ... I double the felt over...and use the very thick rubber bands. I usually triple the rubberbands when wrapping them around the leg.
What a great idea with the felt! I am moving building and my new room has no carpet. I was very disappointed because I know how noisy the chairs can be on the tile. I am so glad that I found your post. Thanks for the great idea.Tammy Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis
Wow! I have the same set up. I did it like this out of necessity. Last year when I was 6 months pregnant I had to go to the OB because of some issues. They basically said I was over doing it, I'm no spring chicken, it was my 3rd child and I'd been teaching for 14 years, at the time. But, my table design is very similar. I used a horseshoe table in the center and surrounded it with the larger C shape with connected tables. It allowed me to use a rolling chair and scoot to the kids needing assistance. I loved it so much I kept it that way this year as well, minus the rolling chair, lol!
well..I got a belly like a pregnant lady if that counts?!?! :)
Amazing, what did you do for the chair legs?
I am so glad I found your website, this will help me so much with ideas to incorporate art in my own classroom. Even though you did not say the town that you grew up in, I remember you dressed as the "phantom" at River High. Am I right?.......Annette
???who is this??? Hahaha ...very few people would know such a thing!!!
Do you happen to know what kind of tables these are? Do you like them? I'm working on getting new tables in my room, but it's tough to tell from a picture online!
I'm so sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I can no t find the paper work from the tables. I found the company online. They were great to work with..wish I could remember their name?!?!
This was informative. I need to really keep my new classroom organized. My old room was much bigger so this year I'm in for a challenge. Plus I'll have more students. Thanks for this.
Do you have a sink?
One small sink...two high for little ones to reach
Super organized room!! Question though what type of socks are you wearing for the chairs?
What a wonderful organized room! Question; what are you using for the legs of the chairs as silencers?
Folded piece of felt rubber banded on.
Great room, thank you for sharing! Are all your walls different colors? Did you paint them yourself? I would like to do something similar for my art room!
James, they are actually all green! :) The art teacher before me painted them the year before he left...and I've done everything I can to maintain them over the past 10 years I've been in the room. I don't want the district to try to repaint them!!!!!!!! ha ha
What's on the top of your tables? Wonderful layout, it the word wall in the Kindergarten/reading word? Did you create the metal board or was it already apart of the classroom?
Sharpener bowl & eraser with table number. I made the metal wall...sheets of metal from Home Depot & liquid nails(had to duct tape it till liquid nails set up. Word wall is set up by vocabulary for my k-4s
Wow, thank you! What is the largest number of student you hold with this layout?
What are the dimensions of your student tables? I would love to have those in my classroom!
I'm interested in the table dimensions too! I need to reconfigure my room and get new tables. I love your table layout.
24 in x 48 in