Ahhhhh ! So finally, I have finished my classroom. Many of you have been finished a while ago and some of you have been in school for months now. Well little old me starts school on Tuesday for meetings and Thursdays with the little ones. So exciting!!
Well last week I started on my classroom and had it done in a few days. I had to work quickly. Here are some pics of my class when I walked in!
As you can see it needed a lot of work! And work I did!
I love love love the bright colors this year. It gives my room such a nice POP.
You see my obsession with her with the brights? LOL. I think the kids will love this reading corner. I used to have a reading chair last year. I also had a different rug. I changed things around a bit so this can be the reading corner or reading center when the little ones need to buddy ready. Last year I didn't have a special spot for them. And I know they should be comfy when reading by themselves or with a bud so this looks and feel very home like doesn't it? I hope they love this corner and hope it will encourage them to want to read! I made those crates last year. If you want to check out how I made them click here to take you to the post for step by step directions.
I am trying something different this year. I am trying a "Wall of Fame" in hopes that it will encourage my little buddies to always want to try their absolute best in order to get on this board. Last year I didn't have so much board space to display their work so I would hang it up on a line in my classroom which was fine. However I wanted to display more of their work and I was able to make space for it this year. I plan on putting work on here from students that have shown improvement, are creative and tried something new and different. I want everyone to feel special and I think this would be a nice way of doing that. Can you tell that the background paper is fabric? Another one of my new obsession.
This is my word wall. I personally love it. I also used fabric for the background paper. I really like how fabric is more sturdy and gives the board a different and unique touch. It will hold up better than regulard board paper when I have to change words around often. I truly believe you need one of these no matter what grade you teach. There are so many visual learners that just by looking at something every few times a week will remember it wether its a word or information. I don't think a teacher should be without it. There are so many fun things we can put on our boards but it should always be educational so our little sweethearts benefit from it. =)
I am loving the way this turned out. I used my Chalk & Chevron Management Pack for this board. It has the weather, date, days of week and seasons. I think it came out so cute. I am loving the chevron borders too!
This is another reading corner. I got the oh so cute pillows from Walmart. I plan on having the students come here each and every morning for about 5 minutes and have someone be in charge of the calendar and weather. I haven't done this but am so excited to do so. We go over calendar towards the end of the year and it's a quick chapter. With working on this all throughout the year, the students will understand it better and it's a fun way to get your little ones thinking.
I love my new cubbies. I got these from Shop Get Organized. I ordered a few sets so I was able to get a discount which definitely came in handy because I ordered a lot. LOL
I am loving this! This is contact paper. I got it from Amazon for $11. There were 2 rolls that came with it so I have plenty left over. I will say I had a minor panic attack because I couldn't flatten it without bubbles coming up but after a good while trying, I found the best strategy!
I love the way it looks from this angle.
As you can see, I have created a Boggle Board this year!
I got this for free from Rockin Teacher Materials! I was so excited it was free.
This is how it looks from the front. It even comes with a very cute printable for the students to work on. How I plan on using this is fun. I will give the printable to students at the beginning of the week. The students that finish their work early can take this out and try to find as many words as they can. At the end of the week whoever has the most words (spelled correctly) will get a special treat. I think this will be great and keep the kids on their toes. Each Monday Ill change around the letters to make new words. How many words can you spot?
This is my other board. I have my classroom jobs, hand signals and behavior clip chart. It's very visible to the little ones so they can refer to it when needed. I love the colors too. Purple is my favorite, can you tell?
I already showed you my other reading corner but I wanted to show you from a different angle. Can you see the mats? These are bathroom rugs. I love the quote and had to get it. It says "Keep Calm and Dream On". I think it's perfect for my little ones and feel like this would be my motto for the year.
FInally this is right by one of my reading corners. I display my books for the month. I like reading to my little ones. It's a time for just a fun read and share ideas and opinions. If you notice on my left hand side if my latest obsession...my Teacher Binder for the year. I will be blogging about this within the week so stay posted. It is definitely something you will love!
Well that's it!
That's my classroom display and I am so glad I can share it with you. Cheers to a new and great year with some absolutely awesome little people. =)
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