I’m finally ready to share my 2013-2014 classroom pics with you! 🙂 I have some number signs to still hang up, but for the most part, it’s done! For the first time ever, I did not do a “theme” this year in my room. And, let me just tell you, I had so. much. fun picking things out. I finally got to choose colors and create things for my room that were just “me.” I love how it turned out! I hope you do, too! 🙂
I have quite a bit of pics for you, so here we go!
View From My Door
View From My Desk
The frames were spray painted and the Whole Brain Teaching Rules I created to go inside of the frames can be found for free in my TpT store by clicking HERE.
My little turtle sitting on the counter will go into a basket with note cards in case my kiddos realllllly need to share something with me. You know, those stories and comments that usually come after recess when you’d love to talk to your kiddos all day but really need to start your Daily 5 mini-lesson. This provides my kids with an outlet and cuts down on tattling. Things like: “Amy cut in line.” “I have two eyes.” “A long, long time ago, when I was reallllllllly little, I found a kitten.” (Yes, these are all actual examples of note cards I’ve found in our Turtle Talk basket.)
Whole Group Meeting Area
Smartboard Meeting Area with Whiteboard (and another anchor chart shower rod) 🙂
Our Focus Wall
I re-created some self-assessment posters after seeing some ideas on Pinterest. I’ll share those at a later time. 🙂 The two yellow clothespins will hold our “Target” I Can Statement that the students will self-assess themselves on. The I Can Standards on the left come from Deanna Jump and can be found in her TpT store by clicking here. I used sparkly clothespins to connect the standards to the posters.
Small Group Meeting Area
I have the inclusion classroom for our first grade team, so this is where our intervention specialist meets with kiddos in my room for math and reading. 🙂
The purple board behind the table says Fancy Words. This is where we will post the fancy words we learn how to use all year long. To the right of the purple board is my Daily Schedule, tied with matching ribbons. You can find that in my TpT store by clicking HERE.
My Desk Area
I found my lamp while we were on vacation and I thought I would do my tropical theme again. The red shelf that my phone is sitting on houses all of our activity sheets for the week, sorted by day and subject. My school supplies on the top of the shelf are simply in mason jars, with chalkboard labels stuck on them.
My Guided Reading Table
The blank reading board behind my table is the basis for my next TpT product. 😉 I’m just waiting for some students to use it with before I share it with you! 🙂 Behind the table is my pink filing cabinet that I sandpapered and painted (It was ugly before!).
Close Up of my Guided Reading Stools
These stools were just $5.99 each and come from IKEA. Find them here. They were white and my husband spray painted them each a different color for me. I love how they turned out!
This is actually a closet that matches the yellow cupboards to the left. I covered them with paper so that I can use them for more wall space. On the left, are quiet chant / attention-getter posters that come from my First Week Fun! Unit. It’s a really cute unit with management ideas, lessons, activities, bulletin boards, and games for those first couple weeks of school. Find it in my TpT store by clicking HERE.
The posters on the right are rule posters for using tablets in our classroom. You can find those for *free* in my TpT store by clicking HERE.
CAFE Board, Rate My Writing Board & Writing Center, & Writing Menu Board
You can find the Rate Your Writing posters I created above for free by clicking HERE.
As we learn different types of writing, reference posters will be posted on the Writing Menu board. (This is an awkward wall in my room. On the other side are cubbies. I have two walls of cubbies that face each other.