Wow what a week!! I forgot how tiring that first week of school is! I was in bed asleep at 9:50 on a FRIDAY night. I guess i'm getting O L D! ;) I am SUPER excited about my class this year... such sweeties! The week went so well and I can't wait to share some of the great things that went on... but I wanted to first share my room. So let's take a little tour...
This is the window/door area just outside my classroom. My mom made the adorable curtain :)
This is also just outside my classroom. I have as many parent helpers as I can get and this is their area. They work from the writing, reading, and math "club" baskets.
The room as you enter from the door.
The room from the opposite side.
Another angle of the room.
Here are some close-ups:
Love my new lanterns!
My reading area from the door.
Another view of my reading area (that couch was mine growing up :)
My rules and clip chart (thanks to the fabulous Lori). The small cards are a place that we keep track of our outstanding clipper-uppers!
Our book boxes. Had to settle for plain ole' white this year.
My wall of Daily 5 and CAFE. Oh and more books :)
Our writing table and the calendar area.
The carpet area/smart board.
My daily schedule, passes, choice board... oh and of course my "first thing I do" poster!
The Math Workshop board... it's a work in progress.
The back of the room... my guided reading area and the word wall.
This picture turned out terrible! This is SOOO cute in person! Each student decorated their face and they signed our Promise Poem.
My desk and mess!
I love all the windows and counter space I have!
I am in love with the numbers above the door... they are from my hero... Amy Lemons! :)
Light bulbs, bucket filling, class cheers, and brain bubbles! (I'm the QUEEN of gimmicks!)
Turn in and homework bins. I love how the "stop" sign turned out!
There's that FISH again! :) This is our team building buckets and clip-up fish! Oh and our brain break flowers.
How I organize the materials for Daily 5 word work and math games for Math Workshop.
Our listening center area.
Guiding reading materials, baskets, and files.
Phew! Wow, I had no idea I took that many photos! Well if you made it to the end ... thank you! :) Oh and a special thanks to Monday Made it... without that I wouldn't have all my cool things this year! :)
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Have a great rest of your weekend and an even better week!