So let's start with where I began shall we. Actually these pictures were taken with four plus hours of work and two hours of six coworkers and I moving stuff out of these rooms. When I arrived they were someone else's classroom stuffed with shelves.
This is the link in my room. I actually have two rooms that are linked by this larger doorway.
And after four days of long hours and too many piles formed then put away this is what my students walked into on Tuesday morning.
View from the main door...
Students' cubbies and drawers (We use the drawers like a desk since they fit a folder perfectly.) My favorite piece of furniture.
View of the work area side of the classroom from the doorway.
View of one half of the library from the doorway. The library flows between the two rooms.
Views of our meeting area side of the room. Look at all the room. There is enough to do cartwheels...not going to do them but the opportunity does exist.
The guided reading areas and my "desk" are on this side of the room.