I am truly overwhelmed with the response to Peek of the Week, and please rest assured that if you have submitted pictures, you will be on the blog soon! :)
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Sunny. Much like her gorgeous name, her classroom is light, bright, and airy. And super organized. Looking at pictures of her room makes me want to curl up with a good book in one of her many cozy spaces.
Sunny actively posts pictures of her classroom on her Instagram account (@teachersunny). There are so many wonderful ideas there, so be sure to follow her for even more classroom inspiration!
**I apologize in advance for the number of times I use the word "love" in this blog post. I just have a whole lotta love for this sweet space!
Look at this super cozy classroom! If you have room for a couch in your classroom, I so highly recommend it. Students love it, and it is a great reward or incentive, too.
|Student couch and library view|
|Organized Classroom Cupboards|
|Sunny's Organized Classroom Library|
|Sunny working on Organizing her Classroom Library|
|Classroom Carpet Side Table Organization|
Sunny said her students really enjoy reading at this window bench area. Look at all those trees out her windows. I think I'd love it, too!
|Student window seats|
Chapter books are forever getting lost and covers get bent when they are stuffed in a desk. What a great idea this is.
|Chapter book chair storage|
|DIY Classroom Calendar|
|Homework Turn-In Folders|
|Student Teacher and Supply Area|
I remember when I first organized my math manipulatives and made them accessible to students. It made life SO much easier, and I absolutely loved watching them in the midst of work walking over, grabbing a helpful manipulative, and solving a problem on their own. It really taught them to be resourceful, and it made planning so much easier, too!
|Sunny's Organized Math Manipulatives|
|Sunny's Incredibly Organized Desk Drawer|
I love that Sunny has a picture book display in her classroom, even for "older" kids. They absolutely still need those picture books, and let's face it--they still LOVE them!
|Sunny's 4th & 5th Grade Picture Book Display|
Every teacher needs a little corner of the room for themselves! This is Sunny's sink area and where she makes her coffee. I love the fresh flowers.
Sunny has a clever alternative to the great, big teacher desk that so many of us are familiar with. She wrote, "My desk area. Got rid of the big ugly teacher desk from the district and got myself a small ikea desk that is functional." I love it because she still has a landing place for all of her teacher things, but it doesn't dominate the room.
|Sunny's Teacher Desk Area|
|I love her 12th Man Flag!|