I'm one of those people who seems to lack a commitment to a certain classroom arrangement so I am often changing my classroom set up. Nothing major so don't freak out on me. Mostly, the student tables (we have tables, not desks) and I may move a shelf here or there.
This is my writing area.
I stick with one color scheme and that stays the same year after year. I leave the same bulletin board background and borders up all year since I cannot stand changing bulletin boards.
I just want to point out the Reader's Theater bin on the top of the book shelf is from A Teeny Tiny Teacher. Leave this post right now and go put one in your cart on TPT. Those things are fabulous, I tell you. Life changing. For real.
Back to the writing center, I add a "word wall word" once a day (4 a week) to our word wall. They are based on our district's spelling program. On the shelf on the right I keep different kinds of writing paper (large lined, small lined, papers with boxes for drawing, papers without boxes for drawing, letter stamps, pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils, etc.). I also keep a stapler there because I will not let the kiddos use my stapler. Without a doubt, every time I do, someone jams it, doesn't tell me, and I am balancing with one leg on a shelf, the other on a chair trying to staple a paper on a board and bam- no staples.
Here's a more detailed view of the inside of the writing center. I have tried to make this a "cozy" place, like my reading center. The monthly vocabulary cards are changed monthly and are available in my store here.
The narrative, opinion, and informative writing mini anchor charts are part of my Writing Prompts with Word Banks products available here.
I change out the writing prompt pages frequently to maintain interest.
I also love Mel D-Seusstastic's product The Ultimate Writing Station. The "write banner" pictured above is from her product. You can find it on TPT here.
I added colored samples as visual models for students on the back of a shelf.
On the top of the shelf, in the baskets, I keep the prompts that are pictured on the shelf. I only have 4 at a time because I switch them out often to maintain interest.
Note to self: buy more green baskets because those red ones do not match the color scheme. It drives me bonkers. Some of my co-workers tease me about this. I know. It's a problem.
I can't wait to see photos of your writing centers! As I said, I switch things around all the time so I'm always looking for great ideas. Please link up and and let's take a peak!