People say a picture is worth a thousand words. In case you didn't believe it, here I am as a bona fide children's librarian. :-)
Also, Tonia and I wanted to show off our new storytime rug that we purchased with our Book Fair profits.
Not only is the rug colorful, but it serves a practical purpose as well. Now every student has his/her own square. Countless times each day I say, "Make sure you're in your square with your legs criss-crossed, your hands in your lap, and a marshmallow in your mouth."
Also, I now can dismiss students by the color of their row. For instance, I say, "The red row can go to their tables." It's amazing how a rug can do wonders for my classroom management!