7th/8th Grade Classroom (2016-Present)
6th Grade Classroom (2015-2016)
5th Grade Classroom (2013-2015)
I am pretty much in love, and if you're ready for an obscene amount of pictures then you are at the right place :).
Here are some of the images of the front of the room:
I finally found a permanent place for my projector after the fire marshal made us take them down from our ceilings, so it's no longer the elephant in the room…literally and figuratively. That thing was obnoxious at the front of the room.
My clip chart on the left side of the picture is Harry Potter themed and you can find it here.
I made my own word wall letters because I wanted more neutral colors and I really wanted circular ones altering seeing The Brown Bag Teacher's. You can find mine by clicking here.
This is the front of the room with my homework board, jobs, and morning math board (which is one of my all time favorite things ever). The kit is called Every day Math Counts and it's a great way to review math standards in 5-10 minutes every day.
Here is a close up of my morning math board:
Here is a picture of my favorite part of my room. My classroom library:
I spent a lot of time and money on this, but I don't think I have ever done anything that was more worth it than this. My students LOVE it, are reading like you wouldn't believe, and the middle school English teacher has started asking if she can send middle school students to check out books from me. Talk about the highest form of book flattery ever!!! I also love that my book bin labels are neutral colors. If neutral is your style, then you can get them here.
These are my listening center kits I set up after an entire school year and summer thinking about doing this. My mom is the bomb.com and donated three of the iPods to my classroom.
Here are some pictures from when you walk into the classroom:
Here is a close-up of the table caddies on their desks. It has all their markers, colored pencils, and crayons. They also have these awesome dictionaries and thesauri that I found in the dollar bins and Target. Now that school has started, their glue, scissors, and a few writing utensils have made their way to the cubbies as well.
This is my computer wall with two of my bulletin boards. I have four computers and then those bulletin boards will be used for math, writing, and science/social studies.
These are some pictures of the other side of my room. The chalkboard eventually became my "Facebook" board (my adaptation of the cafe board) and then my interactive language bulletin board.
My teacher desk and group table. I simply don't have the space for a desk, and my mentor teacher got rid of hers when I student taught with her, and I have never felt the need for one. I love this space in my room and I love all my beautiful binders from Target. I keep everything I use in them.
This is my math bookshelf. This holds most of my math manipulatives and resources, along with some extra math games for students to play.
The mailboxes are where my paper helpers return all the graded work for students to take home at the end of each day. I numbered them using binder clips and some stickers that I wrote their student numbers on.
But more about that later…