I am so excited to show you my classroom. So off we go!!
Front of the room
Back of the room
Back of the room
This is my work area. I got rid of my desk last year and love it.
This is behind my table and where I keep my teacher laptop.
This is where I keep all the things I would normally keep in my desk.
This is where I keep notebooks that I use often as well as my files for my weekly work. I use the drawers on the top to store materials for my group work.
Student cubbies as you walk in the door. These hold their supplies.
Computer Center. I just love my bucket seats.
This is where my students hang their bookbags. The containers above are for my math manipulatives.
Close-up of Math Manipulatives.
I love my crate seats.
Classroom Leveled Library
Where are you board and Boggle
This is where students turn in work.
Anchor Chart Board
Treat Jars instead of Treasure Box.
Calendar and Math Board
Student Birthdays! I will add pictures under each month of the students holding a white board with the date of their birthday.
This is where the students store the materials that they need during the day.
Our meeting area
Writer's Eye Bulletin Board
Inside of my door.
This is the bulletin board that is outside my classroom. I make wanted posters for each child. It is alot of fun burning the edges......NOT!! I blurred out faces and names but I did leave one so you could see. He is mine so I guess it is okay. And yes.........because of special circumstances, I am teaching my own child this year. PRAY!!! Below is a close up of the wanted poster.
I hope you enjoyed the Classroom Tour!!
Okay.....now for a few Monday Made Its!!
Made It #1
I made this a while back but I really love it and thought I would share. This is where the students tell me things that they feel are important. Having them write it down and put it in the tattle box limits interruptions during instruction. We talk as a class about what kinds of things would need my immediate attention and what kinds of things are more appropriate for the tattle box. When they add to the tattle box they raise the flag so I will know to check it. I keep paper beside the box so they can write down their concerns and add them to the box. It works like a charm!!!
Made It #2
I found this idea at Eberhart's Explorers blog. I just love this idea and had to make some in red and black to match my classroom. The pom pom becomes the eraser!!
Made It #3
I have had this stool in my basement for a very long time. I finally decided to make it beautiful!! I saw the idea of using the initials somewhere but can't remember where. If it was you please let me know so I can give you credit. The letters were cut out of vinyl on a cricut. The other decorations were made from sheets of duct tape! I mod podged over the duct tape to assure that it wouldn't come off.
I did not actually make this but it is just too cute not to share. My niece, JuliAnn, made this beautiful teacher apron for me. I just love it! It comes in so handy when your like me and can't remember where you put your tape, stapler, pen, etc. I especially enjoy using it when I am putting up a bulletin board. I think she did an amazing job!! Pretty talented......huh!!!
Made It #4