my classroom, student ready!! This is my favorite part of the year, looking for
items that will fit perfectly into my classroom. It’s like a hunt to find the right things
that will help with organization but also create the best learning environment
for my students. Since we spend a huge
chunk of our time there, I want it to make my students feel more at home!
first thing I did this year was to think about my color choices. I’ve had pinks, purples, and other bright colors
in the past. I love those colors, but I’m a little tired of them. I wanted to change things up a bit this
year. I took out all of the pink and
purple and went with more fiesta colors.
(Orange, red, green, and blue)
started with material for my curtains, which I found some on Amazon. My sweet mother in-law made my curtains and
covered my two hot pink chairs.
|I still have a ways to go on this area! I will post pictures as soon as it’s finished!|
love giving students options about where they get to sit during “Work Time.” I have fourteen additional places around the
room, besides their desks. I have two
rocking chairs, two director’s chairs, four seats at the big back table, four
chairs at the chalkboard table, & two chairs at the small black table. One of my favorite finds this summer was these
bright fun chairs from Wayfair to go with my chalkboard table. This is a great place
for students to work together on projects or to peer edit and conference about
is a great way to make my students feel connected to our classroom and it helps
start our classroom community. Reading, Math, & Writing Anchor Charts
Bulletin Board helps keep the most current anchor charts up in front of my
students. It also helps me stay
organized! Welcome Stars Bulletin Board
is a great beginning of the year board which soon gets converted to my Goal
favorite place in my room! I love books and I want my students excited about
reading too! I have my chapter books
organized by authors last name. I also have my books leveled on their spines.
This makes it easy for students to pick a book that is on their “Just Right”
level. I have my picture books organized
by topics and my graphic novels on the book rack.
second favorite place in my room is my STEM Station. This is a life saver whenever it comes to
doing regular STEM projects. Having my bins labeled gives my students the
opportunity to know what materials are available to use while doing projects.
It also makes clean up so much easier!