Monday, September 01, 2008

TRADING (our favorite) SPACES Round-Up

We love to see all of the great spaces that people create in their classrooms and libraries. So, last month, we asked anyone who had a space that they loved to share it with other bloggers and then we would round up the links today.

Well, we have seen some great spaces and have also heard some of the thinking that goes behind these spaces for kids. Teachers and librarians working hard to create the best spaces for student learning. Consider this a virtual tour of some great spaces for children! We had fun collecting them and were able to try some new things in our own spaces. We hope this sharing of spaces does the same for you.

Karen of Literate Lives lets us tour several areas of her 5th grade classroom. She has created several spaces that support student learning in great ways.

Bill from Literate Lives invites us into his library where he has created some great open spaces for students as well as some other spaces that make everyone feel welcome.

Stella at My World-Mi Mundo shares spaces she's created for her ELLs--spaces for reading, writing and listening as well as the spaces she's created with her students' photos!

Mary Lee shares her two favorite spaces in her classroom this year.

Katie D shows us the many smart way that she displays and organizes books in her first grade classroom.

I shared my new library space and a few of the things I did to create more space for books on display.

Jenny of Elementary, My Dear, or Far From It shares lots of great spaces for books and reading!

Stacey at Two Writing Teachers shares 2 of her favorite new spaces. Hers include conference tables, meeting area, technology and more.

Mrs. Beaver of Blogg'n With Mrs. Beaver let us take a peek into the transformation of her room from start to finish.

We hope that you enjoyed the tour!


  1. Thanks so much for the roundup, ladies! Very informative and fun!! Love both of your spaces!!

  2. Wonderful idea and I got a few new ideas! Thanks for the gathering of sites. I love your spaces also.

  3. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Our kindergarten teachers' photos are available at our school literacy blog ---

  4. Ladies,
    Might I just say that the mention this week in Choice Literacy's Big Fresh about your Trading Spaces roundup, is once again sending amazing amounts of people our way!!


Comment moderation is turned on.