School started last Wednesday, so I'm a little bit late with my classroom reveal. But, I was So. Tired. last week. (You know ~ there is no tired like the first day of school tired!)
I made a few changes in my room, and am pretty happy with the results.
Meet the Teacher Night was last Monday. I had a great turnout ~ everyone showed up!
Pictures of my little cuties will hang from the little birds on our hallway bulletin board.
I have all round tables this year! Fifth grade took our clunky trapezoid tables. The rounds make my room seem bigger. (I did hang on to two trapezoids for centers.)
My Writing Station with bins lined up at the ready to collect supplies on Meet the Teacher Night.
Our desktop computers are gone ~ we are getting laptops. I kept the computer tables to create a bigger Word Work Station. The bottom picture looks across to my half circle table.
Looking across one of the trapezoids in the Math Station to our Focus Wall. We put card stock on our supply list. That table was COVERED with it Monday night!
New additions: Check In Board & flower lanterns.
Also new is my fun Leader banner. It's hung from ribbon with tiny clothespins I found at Michaels. The leader changes daily ~ this person gets to do all of the classroom jobs for the day.
Trapezoid #2 is one of our Listening Stations. I am so excited to add two new iPod Touches to our Listening Library thanks to Donors Choose!
I stood in our Library to take this picture.
Looking at the Library from my half circle table. I love the roominess of the seating area with the round tables! There is even plenty of space on the floor in front of the white board for Go Noodle!
I need to remind myself how nice & neat my desk once was as the year goes by!
I made the read banner for the library with some of the same paper from the hallway banner (Leader banner, too).
So far no problems with the blue chair!
I love how bright & cheery my classroom turned out this year!
My little white table got a facelift from a can of teal spraypaint.
I set out to find a table for $5.00 this summer & I did! I had originally thought that it would be a coffee table, but I lucked out when I stopped by a retired teacher's garage sale. I couldn't believe it when I spotted the tag on this table ~ $5.00! The pink pillow cost more than that at Dollar General!
There is plenty of space at the Magnet Center now that we have round desks. Clipboards under the little desk in the right pictures let the kids work in various places around the room. A friend gave me the alphabet rug for my Cubby Area. I had an old (I mean old) rug there before. It was in pretty bad shape, so I was very happy to get this new one for the space. The kids play with blocks in here, so a rug is a necessity. The colorful bins are their Book Bins for Read to Self. We will begin using them this week!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great school year!