I am finally here with a mini tour of my classroom! At least it didn’t take me as long as last year– October 11th vs. November 4th– #winning!
Disclaimers: (1) I took the pictures at the end of the day so there are scraps on the floor. And (2) I still have things to add into my room– like birthdays on the birthday board?!– I credit the delay to beginning of the year paperwork and due dates. 😉
Let’s start off the tour with my desk space and bulletin board area:
I kept the same “black with pops of color” theme as last year for my boards. Mystery of the year… will I ever add standards for Science & Social Studies???
The three turquoise bins are new to my teacher corner. I keep all sorts of fun things inside like snacks, utensils, toiletries, extra markers, Scholastic flyers, calendar pieces…
Here’s another view of the nook. I keep copies for the week in the clear bins, which are labeled now, but not in this pic! On the board I keep our high-frequency words, anchor charts, hand signals, and our clip chart (you can see the clips):
On the other side of the clip chart is my writing space on the chalkboard. I keep book bins in the cubbies below. Then all the way to the right of the board I have more goodies:
Class rules, our Compliment Jar, voice levels, Wilson’s anchor charts, etc.
If you turn yourself around, skipping the door and closets, you’ll now be facing the back of my classroom.
This year I got a new kidney table which I’m loving for small groups!
Keep going and you’ll come to the little library (which at the time of this picture, didn’t have books in it yet). I created another nook in my room by using the white shelves to section the space. I really don’t have a big classroom so I can’t have a huge library space, but this is cute and it works!
Looking beyond the library you’ll see my teacher aide’s space, our sink and cabinets, the unfinished birthday board, and the door to our bathroom:
And that’s just about it! While I did make a few big changes to the classroom, it’s pretty much the same look as last year’s room. I like what I like! And I hope you like it, too! 🙂
Before I go… here’s the sweetest picture of my little one roaming around my classroom in the days before school started:
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Happy Birthday in Heaven, Daddy. Today you would be 65. We would come over for dinner, maybe pizza or Chinese. We’d have an ice cream cake, and the girls would help you blow out your candles. You’d crack jokes and we would probably gang up on Mom or Stephen (it was always us against them.😆) And I’d give you a big hug and a kiss and just be happy to be spending time with you, as I always was. Daddy, I miss you so much it hurts. Please always watch over me, and continue to show me signs that you’re here with me. I love you always and forever.❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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C. Johnson says
Love the hard wood, must be an older building. You little one is precious. Soon She helping you get your class ready. Thanks for sharing.
Susan K. says
Looks great! I'm so impressed that you've accomplished so much when you have a little one at home! Bravo!
Your room is beautiful! I love the bright colored tiles and hardwood everywhere. You did a great job working with those. Your room is colorful and engaging. Thanks for the tour!
I absolutely love your room. I am in love with the black and pops of color theme too 🙂 My room used to be like that last year. Your room is beautiful and cheery. Thanks for the tour #winning !! 😉
Teaching in Paradise
I love your room and the colors! Amazing job!
And your little one IS the cutest 🙂
Jennifer Blanchard says
Your room looks great! I love the "black with pops of color" idea. I want to change mine up to be more of a color scheme and less of a theme next year! Thanks for the inspiration!
Practical Primary Teacher
I absolutely LOVE your "Let's Focus" area!! Did you make the "I can" posters yourself? Thanks!!