Classroom Help! What to do? Guys. I NEED your help. I need your creative minds. I need your years of problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking.
I Need Classroom Help!
Look at the panoramic view of my NEW classroom. I am SO SO SO excited to get a beautiful, bare, clean slate to start to transform. I am beyond blessed to dive into this space and make it my dream classroom.
BUT. Isn’t there always a BUT? I have classroom situations I need to problem-solve. Please do not think I am complaining AT ALL. I just want to pick your brains to see what I can do not during classroom set up to work around these issues the best I can.
Classroom Help! I have No Sink or Access to Water.
Because I love to watercolor and paint every day in kindergarten in our learning activities, what can I do?
We also cook biweekly which integrates lots of hand washing and clean up required. I can’t add a sink to this room, so what can I do to help with this obstacle in my classroom? Is there a good solution you know about or have used before in a classroom without water access? I am next to the large bathrooms for all of k, 1, and 2 so that is a HUGE plus.
Classroom Help! I have a storage closet. It is awesome, but it is small.
Since I have no sink, I also have no storage cabinets to go along with them. This leaves me little room to store art supplies, tissue boxes, cleaning wipes, and so on. What are some great ways to utilize this space to its fullest and how can I store those needed supplies?
My first priority is my devices since I lock up my devices in this closet so the bottom shelves will house those without question. I do have a small bookshelf featured behind the teacher’s desk in this picture.
Also, I also have two sets of student cubbies featured on the sides of the smart board.
Classroom Help! And here is the biggie.
I have an INSIDE classroom in a very LARGE school. What does this mean? I have no windows in the hallway or outside. We have no natural light. I am not against using alternative lighting, but that isn’t going to happen this school year.
Should I create a fake window? Should I just roll with the lack if natural lighting? What have you done in your classrooms with the lack of natural light? So back to my classroom help! What to do? What do you suggest?
What did I End up Doing? Here is my Class reveal.