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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Classroom Pictures (some Dots on Turquoise Decorations)

 Here is where I save some of my chart teacher toolbox and teaching supply KThis is how our desks were arranged for the first week of school Here are some pictures of how my room is decorated and organized.  I haven't been posting as much because I have been doing eBay in addition to all the beginning of the year activities.

I've organized my classroom library into numbered bins.  Bin 5 has books with the number5 on all of them.  Each bin has a theme (e.g.  Bin 17 has nonfiction animal books).  Also I have my AR board on the wall.  In the crates are centers/learning stations.  Under the rug the rug is a cord for the SmartBoard.  I have taped the rug down with some of the decorative duct tape that you can find at Walmart.  In the green bins there are stuffed animals to be used as reading buddies.  Although it's kind of hard to see, there is a green grasshopper board with our science word wall.


This is where our whole brain rules are posted and our schedule.  I use the numbered seating squares for when we are doing partner activities or independent reading.  In the green bin there are clipboards that the children use when we come to carpet time.  You can also see the bin where there are whiteboards for blending and dictation.

Here is a view of how the reading table was set up for orientation.  Behind the reading table there are leveled readers and student mailboxes.  The colored bins on top of the mailboxes are for housing our weekly activities. You can also see our calendar board and a small table used for learning stations.  I put our computers close to the reading table so I can assist if needed.  It also allows me to monitor student activity.

This is how the desks were arranged for the first week of school.  I've since moved them into four groups.

Here is another view from a different angle.  I've attached a writing tablet to our whiteboard using strong magnets with hooks.  Our circle time share sessions are on the carpet by the smartboard.  It's hard to see in this picture but there is more than enough room.

Beside the front door and near our carpet area is a cart.  I use this to rollout in the hall when I'm doing bulletin boards.  The sign language chart is for the children to practice when they go to the carpet area.
This counter  is where I plan to put baskets for student work during writers' workshop.

I've organized more leveled readers and supplies in the bins.  Under the counter reading, math and science supplies are hidden.

Here is just another view.  Under the white board is where the writing center will be.  I also have some of my reading and writing anchor charts posted.

Here is where I save some of my charts, word cards, teacher toolbox and teaching supplies.

Now I'm just going to post more pictures.  Please let me know if you have any questions.






 That's it for now.  I hope you liked a small tour of my classroom.

This is the first time I am posting using my iPhone app.