Baskets and bowls for the shelf came from thrift stores. Larger square baskets are from either Home Goods or Ross. They have pretty good prices on sturdy baskets. I do not recommend dollar stores for baskets, they are cheap and cheaply made and will end up in a landfill before your year is over. Go for sturdy. I spent about $40 on plants to green up the room. The large plant on top of the shelf was a $7 purchase from the thrift. Fake plants are spendy and this was a score for me!
We used to stack the plates up next to the sink and I was not a fan. Plate racks are super expensive but luck was in our favor when I discovered the wall racks I bought for foil packs and the like would house the plates. I went back to Amazon and purchased a second set and voila! Wall racks for our plates! The blue cart under the towels in between the bathrooms hold cloth napkins (a 4 pack from Target that was cut and stitched into 16 smaller napkins for the kiddos by a parent), a pair of scissors, and our kiddo-sized silverware.
I would have preferred to have all of the bins on the art shelves to be the same color but we had to use what we had and what I could find inexpensively. The green bins were mine and purchased either from Daiso or The Dollar Tree. The orange bins were Home Goods finds and a little more expensive but still under $5 each. I will take a more detailed picture for a future post to show ya what is in each bin etc. We do the bulk of teacher led art projects in the kitchen area so all of the paint is nearby.
This area is the parent area, where parents sign in and communication can be posted. The desk was a Craigslist find and a parent donated new knobs to make it a little less castoff looking. The drawers hold our label maker, communication notebook, kiddo mail, and other bits. The pink crate under the desk is our art file and holds the dry take home art. Each kiddo has their own folder with their name and picture on it. We put their art in the files right now but soon the children will be able to. For now, they put their art on the dry rack.
So..that's the classroom for this year! I'm pretty sure very little will be changing next year other than purchasing new storage or wood pieces, etc. Stay tuned for our new outside area! It is super happy!