I finally got around to taking some pics of my classroom. I love looking at other people's classroom pics and hope you enjoy looking into my classroom. Hang in there - this is going to be a long post.
|This is my Back-to-School Bulletin Board outside in the hallway.|
We focus on Bus Safety as this is many of our students first time on the bus.
|This is my Behavior Clip Chart. The clip chart is proving to be a success |
this year. I have had years that it did NOT work.
|This is the small area between my bathroom door and door to the hallway.|
I have my MONEY posters, the "Where are we going today?" sign,
and my Emergency Bucket of things to grab on the way out.
|This is something I inherited from a teacher that retired a few years ago.|
This is the very famous Monkey Butt!
My kids LOVE this monkey and never have a problem with left and right.
|This is my "How We Go Home" display. Everyone starts on the right.|
All changes are clipped to the left side and reset the next day.
You can get this from Caitlin Clabby - Kindergarten Smiles.
|This is my FOCUS WALL of sorts. It is placed up high near the door|
so that we can review info when we line up.
My picture has our class motto - "Just do your best".
|This is my Classroom Calendar (with $ review).|
We practice patterns using this great set from Creative Teaching Press.
I have an interactive math calendar that covers all the bells and whistles.
|I am fortunate enough to have 8 student computers in my room.|
Did I mention that they are all TOUCH screen? Well, they are...
We have the HATCH all-in-one systems.
While I am not crazy about the HATCH software,
I do LOVE the touchscreens.
|This is where I display letter-of-the-week picture cards|
that are labeled with the word in my Writing Area.
|This is my super Chevron themed Alphabet line in D'Nealian|
created by Nancy over at Fun Times in First. She was nice enough
to coordinate the pics to match the pics in the Treasures reading series.
|Every week I put up a poem (sorry it is blank) that focuses on our |
HFW of the week. I usually get my poems from a Sight Word Book
by Rozanne L. Williams. CLICK HERE to see this book. It is fabulous!
|Every week we have an Animal-of-the-Week. Not only do we learn|
five facts about the animal, but we do a writing and drawing activity.
Kids LOVE animals and this is a very popular activity each week.
|These are my classroom mailboxes. The chevron boxes on top |
hold three math station activities and three reading station activities.
These are changed weekly.
|This is "Got It - Swat It". We use swatters to slap the word called.|
Winners get to stay up until they lose. It is SO much fun.
|This is the area directly behind my teaching table.|
Each drawer holds a Unit from Treasures.
ALL my materials from each unit are housed here.
BEST INVESTMENT EVER.
|The corner behind my teaching table.|
Lots of reading materials - big books, readers, and other stuff.
|My kids love playing pocket chart games. |
These are from Jamie Maya's Kissing Hand Activities.
Chester is like part of our family the first few weeks of school.
|Greatest piece of classroom furniture - EVER.|
This is where a group goes to work on station
activities when it can't be done on the rug.
|This is the "fun" stuff. I have Moon Sand in the pink containers.|
Kids can use dough stamps to write words in the Moon Sand.
I have Leapsters, Leap Pads, and a few other Leap Games.
There are lots of floors puzzles, Lincoln Logs, Play-Doh, and Legos.
|This is my cabinet that has all my Math "stuff" in int.|
Love the shape posters from Julie Shope.
|Color Words from same pack as Shape Words - Julie Shope.|
|I HATE filing cabinets. I put things in and then I forget about it.|
So...I keep a crate out and only keep a few weeks of copies in it.
Green has morning work and extra skill pages.
Red has reading copies.
Blue has math copies.
Yellow has "other" stuff.
|I finally joined the Letter Bead party. I bought Marsha's (from|
A Differentiated Kindergarten) bead packets and the supplies.
I am waiting on my High School helpers to arrive on September 3rd
before I even think about getting all these beads out! Ha
|These are my classroom rules. Thanks to Leslie Panaro |
for the super cute Bird-themed posters.
|Brain Power Pellets - a.k.a. M&Ms|
A little M&M goes a LONG way with a K kid.
I might add that M&Ms are my fave, too.
|The front of my room|
|This is how I separate my daily papers for the week.|
Love these bins.
Well, if you made it through this post - you deserve a treat...because I think it was my longest post to date.
I will give five lucky winners one item from my TpT store just for leaving a comment about something you like about my classroom. Doing this the old-school way - no Rafflecopter - just drawing five #s out of a hat. I will draw the #s on Thursday night. GOOD LUCK! Hope everyone has a great year.