Submitted by LindaThis past spring, my kindergarten team and I agreed to transition to a 'full day' kindergarten program at our school. This meant that I would no longer be sharing a classroom with my a.m. teaching partner. This actually was one of my biggest concerns about the change, because we were able to provide so much support for one another on our off times, both academically and with managing the surprises that occur in kindergarten (potty accidents, runners, criers, etc.).
As the summer progressed, and I finally got going on Pinterest, I began dreaming the dream of a new reading nook, along with making some other changes in my classroom. Though we always kept it tidy in the past, I found that I have a new energy to make things efficient, streamlined, orderly, and cute, now that it's completely my space. Well, mine to share with 24 little friends.
Since I believe that Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar is a cornerstone of kindergarten, I finally succumbed to the urge to buy the fabrics. (I actually found this all while on my Carolinas trip, though I had seen it before).
When August came, my mind was officially ready to think about school, and as soon as I was able to get into my room, I got to work. When I wasn't in my classroom, I was sewing with my mom. We used one of the Hungry Caterpillar panels to make this pillow for the chair.
The caption in the cloud says, "Grow Ideas in the Garden of Your Mind" (another Pinterest find).
You can't see it very well in the picture above, but I also have a tiny stuffed caterpillar up in the leaf. Remember...."In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf".....