Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Teacher Week 13. My home away from home.

Linking up again with Blog Hoppin for day 2 of Teacher week. Let me first say that I have looked at sooo many other teachers rooms and they are super duper cute! Sadly we are not allowed to hang things from the ceiling, no cute furniture that can collect dust or share "friends", nothing within 3 ft of the door way or 18 inches of the ceiling, no lamps or rugs, we can't decorate our door anymore either. That is why you might see some of my bulletin boards with just border, because we can not cover more than I think 80% of the walls with paper or fabric. :( so bare in mind I am working with constraints here :) also it is not done at all, I plan on posting again more pictures and organization tips when everything gets rolling.

Now please come see where I live 187 days of the year :)

Right when you walk into my room I have my filing cabinets, mailboxes, helper tags, bathroom passes etc. The posters are all my uplifting quotes I have found on Pinterest, etc... and I used to have them on my door but had to move them.

I use the bucket filling as a main part of my classroom management. I have had this for going on 4 years now so well before pinterest and just got lucky finding the cute cups at Target!
My word wall is on the cabinets and I went ahead and put the kinder sight words up.
This is where we will meet with the easel and smart board. We can't have cute rugs so I am going to have to use tape to place on the floor for boundary lines :). This is also my reading wall and where I will put important anchor charts to refer to daily.
My library area for the kiddos- I have the books on the left organized by reading level and the books on the right are my nonfiction, free choice reads

This is my calendar wall as well as where I keep track of team points and secret student.

This is all of my stuff- reading station templates, home readers, my books for certain curriculum concepts
Here is a closer look at the tubs and how I organized them: I have each subject area and then within that tub have categorized type of books so when I get ready to teach that concept there are some read a-louds already chosen.

My math area- please excuse the two colored fabric...I had to go buy more and the section from last year already faded :) This is where all my math anchor charts we create will go up. The red book shelf is my math stations as well as where I store manipulatives throughout the year for easy access.
The long table to the right is my writing station.

Writing wall and fabric of USA.

This is on my counter top where all my stuff is stored. I put things in there that I use daily with the kids (neat treats, clean desk awards, nurse passes, coupons, notes home, etc)

I hope you enjoyed the lil tour. Hopefully it sparked some ideas for you. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or request closer pictures :) I will post throughout the year too for ideas and tips!

"Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29

1 comment:

  1. Looks like your room is coming along!! Thanks for sharing!