Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by mandabee, Jul 3, 2009.
Jul 3, 2009
Does anyone have a reading nook in their room? I am looking for an inexpensive way to create one!
I don't have one place that is a reading nook. My students found their own "nooks" wherever they wanted in the classroom. My library, however, had several cozy seats to sit in that we rotated every week.
I use a corner of my room and make "walls" with book shelves/cubbies already in my room. Put some carpet down (go to a locally owned carpet store/outlet tell them you are a teacher and was wondering if they have any defective area rugs they would give you.) I got a beautiful round rug FREE and you can't even tell anything is wrong with it. Then buy a few bean bag chairs or big pillows to throw on the floor.
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I have a small carpet, beanbags, pillows, and a chair that I found at a garage sale. The beanbags and pillows allow the kids to move around the room. If you have space, creating a small area might be a good idea. You could try a carpet store for remnants or Wal-Mart for an inexpensive area rug.
I don't have a lot of space, so I have to be a little creative. I've done the beach umbrella with little beach chairs, a small turtle shaped sandbox, director's chairs all just in front of their little library bookshelves. My Target had very small rugs, almost the size of bathmats in their Dollar Spot - boat, turtle, etc.
I saw a pic in a training once where the teacher used a bathtub hmy:- not sure how they got that in there!
Jul 8, 2009
I have a floor mat in my library area that I got at BJ's for about 20 dollars. It is one of those like they sell for working in a garage, tiles of rubber mat that go together like a puzzle. But instead of the black ones, mine are primary colors. Also, last summer at Target I got mini round slingback chairs for 10 bucks apiece.
I have bought small, cute rugs at Family Dollar along with Frog chairs to go with my theme. (Rugs and chairs both about $8 each)
I remember seeing that pic too!
I have a small corner where my library is in my class. I'm putting two big floor pillows and am searching for a small rug to add there too.
I buy the armless camping chairs from Target, and they are only 5 dollars a piece. The kids love them. I also have some rugs I place in various parts of the room. I have a futon and a bunch of floor pillows.
I got some free wingback chairs from Freecycle-you can also check Craigslist. I got a free oriental rug as well, and turned it into Hogwarts. I had some candlesticks, a small sidetable, a stone bust, etc. All free.
You can kind of see it in the back of this picture, too:
I did a camping theme and used a tent, sleeping bags and pillows. That was my most favorite cozy reading situation. The kids would spread out so it wasn't so much of a "nook" but everyone loved it.
I brought a couple of plastic tubs at Wal-Mart and I put a small throw pillow in it the kids love sitting in them.
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