August 20, 2014
This is the view from my exterior door.
You can see part of my classroom library which is separated both by genre and level. I also display seasonal books on the display bookshelf. Those switch every two weeks or so!
Directly to the left of when you walk in is my half set-up math station. Each tub holds our math centers which change throughout the year. They consist of games from these two following units:
Print and Play Math Games:
These are all black and white games used with dice and spinners (EASY!)
First Grade Math Centers for the Year:
These centers are in color and laminated to keep throughout the years. The top is not finished yet, but will hold more math manipulatives and games that I will want to grab quickly!
The cabinet on the left holds tons of guided readers and phonics games.
The alphabet is from my Primary Decor Pack.
Display bulletin board with binder clips held up by push pins to easily switch out papers AND not put holes in them!
Now, let’s turn back around and look at that writing center!
Inside the tubs are prompts from my Beginning of the Year Writing pack and will be replaced throughout the year with my Writing Through the Seasons prompts.
Sight word practice: Free from Kindergarten Smiles
Look to the right and you see our bathroom, small whiteboard and cubby area.
I use the small whiteboard whenever we are in our seats.
Now look back towards the exterior door! More windows, behavior chart, my “turn it in” bin (the stinkin’ poster fell behind the cabinets) and folders/take home bin.
Underneath the windows is where I store ALL our math manipulatives.
Please note: the behavior chart seen in this photo is not something I would use anymore in a classroom. You can read this quick article sharing some of the reasons why I wouldn’t choose to use this type of behavior management anymore in my classroom.
Meeting area and calendar space! I use lots of that wall space above and below the boards for anchor charts and student work!
Last, but not least, my teacher space! It needs some sprucin’ up, but that is the last thing I tackle.
Notice my owl painting that a STUDENT made for me my last year in Vegas! I love, love, love it and display it every year!
Well that is all I have for now and as we work in the classroom over the next month, my room will look a lot more VIBRANT as it gets filled with student learning.
Thanks for taking a look inside my room!
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I'm really really jealous of your space…and my goodness, lady, it looks AWESOME!!!!!!
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade
Where did you get the darling book boxes in all those bright colors?
Wow!! Love love love it!
✿Science for Kids Blog✿
ummm… your room is HUGE!!! And I thought my old room was huge. And now my room is a shoebox – ho hum!
Teacher by the Beach
A Splash of Life Blog
Wow! And I thought my room was large. It is nice to have a large space. I am like you – I have lots of empty space for anchor charts at the beginning of the year.
I am CRAZY jealous of your space. It is HUGE! I teach 25 students in what feels like a closet. Your room looks great. Thanks for sharing!
Adventures With Firsties
It looks great! I can't get over how spacious it is! I'm sure your students will love their classroom!
I'm just a little bit jealous right now–your room is huge! Mine is teeny tiny, but it is working better for me this year because I have a smaller class.
Teaching Little Miracles
Your room looks so bright and cheerful! Everything looks so organized too. Such a wonderful space you've created for your lucky kiddos!
Oh my gosh this room is so big! My room is so cramped and there are 25 kids! Everywhere I turn I trip over a chair, I swear!
Nice space! I like how the areas are kind of separate. I can't believe you have that many kids!! Eek! The most I've had is 19! It is Florida state law to have 18 kids in a K-3 grade 22 in 4-5. I would not know what to do with so many bodies in the room. You do have a large space though! Hope you are off to a great start of your school year!
Rambling About Reading
Wow what a beautiful classroom! So jealous! I loved how it looks so bright and very organized.
Your classroom space is AMAZING!! My goodness…whoever designed the layout of your classroom is genius! So much better than all the square boxes they create today. What a wonderful learning environment with very specific learning zones. I would LOVE a classroom like that!
Love the room and the setup.
i will die for a classroom like this. Is so a warm place. I hope my son had a class like this