Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Picture walk through (finally!)

I am so excited to finally, finally be able to share my classroom with you! I can't believe it's already the third week of school!! I sure hope that you can use some of the great things that I've included in my room. I spent a TON of time on Pinterest this summer and it's paid off!!

This is the front of my room. Pretty much the view from my desk in the back corner. I have so many students this year that I had to use my kidney table to seat some of them. I love the adorable guided reading group posters behind the table. Can't wait to use them!
 I love my tables. You can see what my kids come in to each morning. They have a snack bag to put their snack in each day as well as their morning activity (not work... activities are fun :) ). This view shows you my 4 other tables plus my cubbies. I have only 20 cubbies for 26 kids. The others just hang their things on the hooks and their reading baskets will go on top of the cubbies.
Here's a close up of the door to the bathroom and neighboring room. My cubbies have name tags on them so the students now whose reading basket is whose. I added a couple of Target pocket charts on the back of the door in anticipation of Working on Words. My behavior chart is right next to the door. As you can tell, we didn't have the best day today :(

Another close up of my cubbies. I love the cute apples that my helper die cut for their names today!!
 This is the back corner of my room. You can see where my math tubs are at on top of my storage shelves of math manipulatives. My blue pocket chart is for my Common Core Math Vocabulary. I have my back table as well for art center (a 'la Playful Learning!). My chart on the end of my cubbies are for my Thank Yous. The kids get a thank you for going above and beyond. When they earn 5 thank yous, they can go to the treasure box and pick a prize!
 This is my desk corner. You can see the other part of my art center as well (the white tiered cart). Behind my desk are my book cases with all of my teaching books, mentor texts, and favorite supplies. I also have my daily drawer tower with all of my materials for the week. My filing cabinet, printer, and computer table are back there too. There's enough room for the students to go to the computer when they are ready for it.
 This is the view from my chair and easel. I have my helper chart, leveled books that the students will get to choose from later, and my word wall. You can also see my "I will" rules.
 Again, next to my chair and by the meeting area. My calendar, the corner of my Compliment chart, and my Daily 5 pocket charts. I put my mom's picnic basket next to my chair to hold the 'delicious' books we'll read this year!
 This is what my table looks like right now. I love using my muffin tins for supplies! I also have crayon boxes on either side. Plus, you can see my snack bags are out again waiting for tomorrow. When they have their snacks in there, they put them in the blue crate you see at the top of the picture.
 On my board I have my schedule cards for the day plus my specials schedule. I move my red magnets down to show the kids where we are going or what we are doing.
 My front door! My Nanny gave me these adorable color window clings last year. I found them while setting up my room (had a good cry about missing her) and then put them up on my windows. I'm an interior room so these are the only windows that I have. We started a new program last year to go along with our school's reading program. Since the kids had a reading log to fill out, we also posted what we were reading on our doors. This year, I thought it was the perfect way to use my book jacket for Pete (instead of throwing away the book jacket!).
 Across from my door is my central information stationg. I have my class list, check lists for class donations/headphones/etc, and folder baskets. My kids come in and put their folders in the correct basket (blue for daily and orange for Friday). This is also where I file papers for easy stuffing of folders (using the crate) and the students turn in their papers (yellow tray). I have recycled candy jars for supplies (one for glue and one for eraser tops).

I love, love seeing everone else's great pictures. I hope you enjoyed mine as well!

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