READING CORNER IDEAS

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  1. SweetGaPeach

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    HELLO ALL

    I NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR MY READING CORNER. I AM NEW TO SECOND GRADE THIS YEAR. I WANT TO KNOW DO YOU ALL USE BEANBAGS, CHILDREN CHAIRS, CARPET SQUARES, THOW RUGS, PILLOW, ETC?I WENT TO SEE MY NEW CLASSROOM AND THERE IS A NICE READING CORNER BUT I ONLY SAW ONE BEAN BAG IN THE ROOM. I WANT TO KEEP IT SIMPLE YET APPEALING TO THE STUDENTS SO THEY WILL WANT TO GO THERE AND READ. WHAT DO YOU ALL HAVE IN YOUR READING CORNER? I AM USING THE BEE FOR MY THEME. I KNOW I WILL POST A BEE IN THE CORNER WITH THE WORDS BEE A READER. OTHER IDEAS WANTED THANKS PICTURES OF YOUR READING CORNER APPRECIATED IF YOU HAVE ANY
     
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    I have a rocking chair in my corner.
     
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    I found cute foldable animal chairs at family dollar for 6.99. I bought two frog chairs to match my room theme..they also had a teddy bear and a dog.
     
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    Reading Corner Pics
    This is a site that has lots of pictures and ideas for reading corners. Any kind of chairs, beanbags, pillows, and stuffed animals make a good addition to reading corners.
     
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    we just bought a new bed, it was the floor model and I asked if the floor model pillow came with it :D the salesman said yes, they have tons in the back room so I'm going back on thursday to get 2 more for my room (for free).

    The pillows (they fit across a queen size bed) sell for $10 new but they have to put out a new pillow with each bed so they have an abundance in the back he said.
     
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    My reading corner is named the "Reading Garden."
    I use a Reading Garden bulletin board set.
    I have a bug tent with pillows and bug bean bag chairs inside.
    I have two rugs, a little green one and a larger colorful striped one.
    I also just bought two striped lawn chairs.
     
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    I'm also doing a frog theme and I also bought those frog chairs. They are too cute! My library corner is going to be called The Lily Pad Library. I'm planning on finding some remnant carpet in green and cutting out lily pads to place on the floor. I also plan on making a poster that reads "Hop Into A Great Book!" I also have stuffed frogs in there too. Toadly Froggy!!! LOL :)
     
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    I have a camping theme so I have 2 camping chairs and a picnic basket. Two teachers at my school got clawfoot tubs and have a reading corner in them. They got them at antique or second-hand stores. Both of the tubs were paid for and delivered by parents that answered a wish list request - (so were my camping chairs).
     
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    I have those chairs too! Cute!!:)
     
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    You all are AWESOME. Thanks for sharing. The ideas are GREAT!!!
     
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    Thanks for that great site! THere were some wonderful ideas. I use pillows and stuffed animals. I have had some trouble with students checking out books, but I like the chart system shown.
     
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    What exactly do you do with the hampers? Do you keep the books in there regularly and the kids go through them? Sorry I'm a first year teacher and trying to get some ideas and I thought your hamper was cute! Thanks! :lol:
     
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    Laundry baskets. They are cheap, stackable and perfect for one kid to sit in at a time.

    Kelly :)
     
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    I used the hamper in my reading/AR center. Every week I had a theme and I would pick out AR books around that theme and put them in his belly. Then the kids could pick out whatever they wanted to read about that theme then put them back in the frog.
     
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    I love the idea of the frog chairs. I hope that I can find some for my Garden themed room.
     
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    I LOVE the reader's clubhouse on that Reader Corners Pics website. I don't have room in my room for a reading corner really. I will do good if I can manage a separate centers area.
     
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    Fantastic websites ya'll! Really awesome links to look at. I would say before you start getting a ton of things for your classroom library though, think about how you want to manage it first. This past year I didn't have a set plan for independent reading time this next year I'm going to be following some of Beth Newingham's site.
     
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