It's hard to believe that I just finished up my third week with my new crop of kiddos. They are a great group and yet completely different from my class last year. Nothing like a teaching to keep you on your toes, right? :)
Anyway, three weeks in and I am loving the way my classroom was set up this year. Second year in the room was so much easier. Thank goodness!! I think I used my wall space so much better and found ways to create the learning spaces I wanted. Yes!
Let's take a tour.
Our room from the door.
I love only have 4 table groups this year.
We end up with so much more space to work around the room.
You gotta use every little bit of space possible, right?
The back of our door has our Bingo Rewards, Class Goal, Transportation info,
and Leadership Chart Rewards.
I love having my chart paper hanging all the time. Why did I wait so long to do this? LOVE.
I use the giant red pocket chart for student unfinished work, that way we all know what needs to be completed and hopefully papers don't get lost in desks.
Just a little inspiration at the water fountain...
I'm most proud of my teal and black drawers that I spray painted this summer. Those old drawers look almost brand new this year. And the color hides everything that has been stuffed inside, lol.
Scrabble Rewards is new to me this year, but so far it has been a hit! We draw a letter whenever our class earns a compliment. It's neat to see what they try to cover up first.
Always have to have my favorite quote.
The Writing Wall is waiting to be covered with writing tips and tools.
My tree is ready for vocabulary...fingers crossed I get this rolled out soon. :)
My library makes me happy!
Mastery Club has proven to be a huge hit! My kids love it and I love that it gives them a purpose for using technology daily in the classroom and there is ALWAYS something to do.
Finally found a bookshelf that fits perfectly under my Smart Board. It stores books and give me a place to lay out all my paperwork for the next day.
Class jobs are easy to change since everything is magnetic this year.
Here is my little teacher nook.
Does anyone else feel like they could always use another giant white board?
This year I sectioned my white board off for schedule and objectives.
I love they way it turned out.
I made my own NOISE letters this year. My class last year loved this management technique, even when I just wrote the letters on the board. We have upgraded to cute apples and magnets.
The IKEA book boxes are a staple in my room every year.
They never fail me and the kids love being able to take them home at the end of the year.
There we have it... my 2015-2016 classroom. I love the way everything came together this year.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking things out.
Now it's time to have a great school year!! Hope you do too!