There have been a few changes to the studio and a few additions that I thought you would enjoy seeing:
I also purchased these very festive, colorful file containers. Although I have business files for all my students, I wanted to have a folder or file for each of them that I could use to collect forgotten items, place information I wanted to give them, put worksheets aside for them, etc. This year my students will know to look for their folder each week. For example, all my Tuesday students look for their folder in the container labeled Tuesday. By matching the file folder to the color of the container, it makes it easier for me and them to get their folder back in the right container. I've already been filling them so it's making me VERY happy!
I use these plastic boxes to store my camp material as well as holiday games, etc. throughout the year. The problem for me was that I have several and they stack nicely, but I always seemed to need the one on the bottom! I was trying to find a way for my husband (I'm always volunteering him!) to build me a unit with shelves.
Well....voila! I spotted this guy in a local Michaels - a bit pricey, but with a 50% coupon it fit the budget nicely. Now all those wonderful drawers fit nicely and slide right out when I need something! SO much easier!
I also found these fun knobs at a Hobby Lobby in PA. My husband thinks they look like eyes starring at you, but I thought they were fun so I changed out the knobs on my big music cabinet.
I also decorated the studio to match our "STAR" theme this year. I added a bit of glitter glue to some stars and some tickets found at my local teacher store and added them to my pennants as well as on the walls. I have a few more decorations to add and will hopefully get them up this week.
I'm looking forward to a fun year! I have lots of things planned for our group lessons and recitals and will be sure to share!