You may notice a theme with my pins- they all have to do with room set-up/ organization. Can you tell what I am thinking about for next year already???
1. Fabric Bookshelves
The first is a great idea for shelves in my room. The one in the pin is attached to the wall, but I acquired a freestanding frame at the end of last year that will work great for my music room. I LOVE that you can SEE the front of the books. Right now by books are stashed in a filing cabinet and this will make it so much easier for myself and my students to find the book we want! I did shelves like this in my sons nursery and I love it!
2. White Board Station
I also love this Mobile white board station from Mrs. King's Music Room. Right now my white boards are stashed under a piano bench in my classroom. This will make passing them out, putting them back, and keeping them neat so much easier!
3. Plan, Copy, Prep, Grade Post-it Organizer
This is such a great idea! I am definitely a list person and this organizer helps keep everything, well, organized so that it is easier to break down and prioritize tasks. I am horrible at using my plan time wisely because sometimes it can get overwhelming with ALL THE THINGS that need to be accomplished. I think keeping tasks broken down into groups will really help!
4. Construction Music Room Décor Bundle
Ok, I won't lie. I pinned this just so I could include it in this post. I am SO excited about this bundle! My school is under construction right now (well a new building is being build behind the old building), and teaching in a modular unit (AKA trailer outside) I will be hearing and seeing the construction daily. I thought this was the PERFECT theme for my room this year! It is so cute and has EVERYTHING I could ever want to decorate my room.
5. Small Instrument Storage Tips
Finally, I loved this blog post on Small Instrument Storage tips. It helps this year, in my small room, and will help when I am setting up my brand new classroom for '17-'18. Organized Chaos even has links to some other posts she has written specifically about Hand Drums and Triangles (which I need a solution for).
In preparing for next year and getting my room organized, I am also organizing my digital files- and I have so many more to organize because of the awesome 4th of July event going on over at TPT right now! A bunch of music sellers got together to share freebies, discount products, and put whole stores on sale!
For July 1-4 there are a ton of freebies available! Search #LetFreedomRingMusic and you will find everything available. I have a new freebie up that is great for summer AND the school-year. The 30 Day Happy Teacher Challenge- Specials Edition will give you ideas for activities to de-stress your life and make your teaching joyful. Check it out!
For July 2nd only- there are a ton of products marked down to only $2! I put my "Hello My Name Is... Music Symbols" game on sale. It is a great review/ ice-breaker game for the beginning of the school year. Students each get a card taped to their back, and then have to find their musical partner by figuring out their symbol with Yes or No questions only. So Fun! Search #RedWhiteand2 to find all of the great products on sale.
Finally, on July 3 and 4 my entire store will be on sale for 20% off! Many other stores will be on sale too.
Happy Shopping and have a great long weekend!