Blogworld, I need a bit of help! I know I can always count on teaching blogs for advice and ideas! So, here's the deal...I'm moving to a new classroom, and currently it looks like this...
Yep, it's a bit alarming. Lots of work to do and decisions to be made!
Here is the question: Should I still have a reading rug for my class to sit on for read-alouds and mini-lessons? In second grade, I used my rug/easel/reading chair ALL the time, especially for Daily 5. I'm not sure if I need it for fifth grade. Will they still like the carpet or would they prefer to hear the read-alouds from their tables? What have you seen other fifth grade teachers do? I would love any thoughts on this!!
If I don't make a read-aloud rug area, I will probably use the rug to make a little reading corner.
One more thing, I love reading teaching blogs of ALL grades. (Some of the first grade ones are my favs!) I believe we can all inspire each other. However, if you are a blogger who teaches 4th or 5th grade or you know of any upper grade blogs, then please let me know! I would LOVE to follow you! Thank you blog world.