Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Peak Into My {Almost} Finished Classroom

These past three weeks working in my classroom have been super busy. I know what you're thinking, "Three weeks and you're still not done!?" Let me explain why this process has been a slow one for me. First, I moved to a different grade and room. That meant starting fresh with everything -- changing bulletin boards, cleaning, rearranging, reorganizing. I'm sure I don't have to continue, y'all know what changing rooms entail. Also, our school has a reading program towards the end of the summer and my room was in use. That meant I could not go in until they were finished. Well, I could have gone in but that would have been rude disturbing the students while they were trying to learn. Three hours a day is what I worked. I may have missed a few days, as well, because my "out-of-school" life took priority.

Are you ready to see?????

My door.
Not the best picture...I know...sorry. 
Each child's name is on a guitar.

Behavior cards, PBIS steps, and calendar

Job chart

Closer look. My daughter did a fantastic job painting the clothes pins!!!

ELA Focus Wall.
There is a spot for story title, spelling words, vocabulary words, genre, grammar skill, and comprehension skill.

The other half of the board will be for the Math Focus Wall. I have not decided what components to include.

Cart for math centers. There are 2 drawers for each Math strand. I have 3 of these and plan to put activities that pertain to each center in it's place.
Since I had 2 extra drawers I decided to place ELA center work there. I have space for word work, listen to reading, and working on writing.

It feels great to have this much accomplished before I am officially back!!!!!

I plan to showcase the entire room towards the end of next week. 
Make sure to check back.


  1. Your room is looking great! I have had to move rooms before and you are right that is a lot of work!! Love the ELA focus wall!
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. Thank you! I hope I can keep up with the focus wall :)


  2. This looks awesome! I love how you have your math centers organized by strand. Very smart! I'm ready to dive into my room.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

    1. Thank you! As much as I look forward to the summer break, I'm always ready to get back and prepare my room.


  3. WOW!! How cute! I am loving your ideas!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  4. Your room looks fantastic! Love how your job display came out.

  5. Your room is so fun! I am a huge fan of music and how it helps children--so the music them is just way to much fun!

  6. Great job! I'M jealous. I just hope to be finished by the time the kids come :) I'm glad you're in 3rd grade. Let's make some funky music!


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