My Classroom

I will be the first to admit, as a new teacher I just don't have much! I envy these career teachers that have overflowing shelves! While I don't have a lot in the way of stuff, I do think I have a pretty fashionable, organized, and functional room! These pictures were taken at the beginning of the school year, and although some furniture and bulletin boards have changed, you get the idea! :) Here's a quick tour of my class.

From the door!


My word wall, with no words! This has filled up drastically over the school year.


For my cubbies, each name tag is secured with Velcro. This worked great at the beginning of the year for students who did not know how to write their name! They simply took their name tag to their desk, wrote, and returned the tag to their cubby! Now-a-days, students love to "take" other people's name tags for writing names at the writing center. ;)

Students have crayon boxes (not pictured) where they store all of the supplies they need (crayons, pencil, scissors, glue). They take them from their cubby to their table for work.


Look how piddly the writing center looks! I bought a shoe rack to add shelves to that table for more room for different types of paper and materials. 


Although I loved my Classroom Jobs poster, it just did not work for me. You can also see my small but effective classroom library! This changed quite a bit as students were able to read. I used boxes to organize books for students to take.


Tables are color-coordinated. I simply call "yellow table!" for them to come and get something from me. 


View from my desk.. ahhh it's nice when I get to sit there!


My white board/calendar area. Here is where my clip chart, my class schedule, and our calendar is located. The schedule cards are velcroed to the white board for easy moving (these are in my TpT store btw!). Each morning we go over the days of the week, months of the year, sight words of the week, number of the day, and counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s!


Here is the current state of my desk. Everyone has the desk debate - I NEED my own space. Students know this is my area, and they are not to take anything from it unless they ask or are instructed. They know it is my space to breathe. They know it's my space if I am assessing or dealing with a tough student. 

I am EXTREMELY organized and do not like clutter. Everything has appropriate "stacks"! On the wall, that tree that you see will become my yearly "tree". At the beginning of the year, students will put their fingerprints. As I teach, each year I will use a different color for the fingerprints and eventually my tree will fill with leaves!


There's my classroom! What do you have to say about it? I'd love to hear. :)

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