Sunday, 2 September 2012

Reading Garden

I was inspired by pictures on Pinterest to rethink my classroom library.  Instead of just a bookshelf beside a wall I decided to make a library centre with a theme.  My reading garden was just a dream until I found the perfect bright green shag carpet at IKEA and from there it just blossomed.  I picked up two pink flower lights, a fence border and some pillows.  To add to the overall appearance of the garden I also covered my old ugly bookshelf with white mactac.  My old frog handing storage was perfect for holding our reading buddies and put some tissue paper flowers on the window ledge to add some more colour and it was finished.  I am so happy with the results! 

Books are changed out weekly.  All other books are organized and stored in file boxes for easy access (behind the green curtain).  I want to get to a point where I am able to put out baskets of books, but I will be taking baby steps to achieve that so books stay organized and are taken care of.

I hope my students enjoy reading in the garden as much as I enjoyed making it for them!

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