Friday, February 17, 2012

My New Reading Nook!

I am so excited about my new reading Nook.  I have been wanting to find a way to add more space for my readers.  I also managed to take an eye sore of a cart and turn it into a cute little table/storage/& dry erase center!
I headed to IKEA and grabbed the stools cheap.  They are the perfect size for 2nd graders to move around to different centers.  I have rain gutters for show casing my thematic books.  The white board is magnetic so my students use it as a making words center.  There are tons of books in tubs, on shelves and on the floor.  I keep a cozy bean bag there as well as pillows for them to spread out on.  I am still looking for the perfect bench...the one pictured is borrowed from the hall and I am sure I will have to return it.  I was thinking maybe colored Adirondack chairs in its place? 

See that white cart!  It made me crazy because it took up so much space!  So I took the books out and added some panel board from Home Depot.  I also added two blocks on the bottom so that my students can slide the wipe board open and closed to get supplies.
It is so fun to see them working at the center.  They love that the table is their size!
I also just finished my I LOVE the USA Packet today and I am know my kiddos are going to love learning about the USA next week.  We worked on our Famous American Projects this week so next week will be about the symbols of the USA!

I think they turned out really cute!
You can grab a copy of my I LOVE the USA Packet to see the report they are working on!
Just click the image above.  It is 17 pages of Literacy Base learning activities for the USA!
Have a great weekend!

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