Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Classroom Tour!

A lot of my blogger friends have been sharing pictures of their classrooms lately.  I am crazy obsessed love checking out other teacher's rooms and ideas!  Here are a few [horrible quality] cell phone pics I snapped so I could share with everyone.........

My chalkboard.  I only use the chalkboard as a magnetic surface.  I do my writing on that small whiteboard or chart paper.  Above this I have some of our "I can" statements that we're focusing on right now.
My "nest".  This is after I de-cluttered a bit, I usually have a ton of student work and copies hanging around.  The bulletin board behind my desk is split in half with a small bottom part for myself and the top half for "Star Students".  I am trying to think of a new idea for the top half.....maybe student goals?
My meeting area.  This is where I meet with my reading groups.  I wish I had a kidney table but they are hard to come by in my school.  [Insert Snooki whine]  I love my little tabletop whiteboard easel from Lakeshore!  I use those 3-drawer organizers for my reading groups - each group gets a drawer for all materials!

This is my storage area.  This is where I keep books for reading groups, student work, extra copies, games, etc.  I try to keep this pretty organized so I can find things very quickly!
Our school uses the Fountas and Pinnell LLI program.  A lot of people ask how materials are organized.  I use these 5-drawer containers to organize my lesson books and take-home books.  Each lesson gets a [labeled] gallon baggie for the books with the title and lesson #. 

I know I've posted this exact picture before but I love this bulletin board.  We vote on a new book every week and do short "author studies" each month by reading and voting on 4 books by the same author.  I got this idea from Beth Newingham and my kids LOVE it!

I'm not sure if there is anywhere to link-up to other classroom photos but if there is, fill me in!


3 comments:

Tickled Pink said...

Love it! And your storage area is great!

Hadar said...

So cute!! you are very neat and organized. I LOVE the alternative to the kidney table, a very good idea! Ok, I also love your "I see" chart!! What do you do with the parts that are covered up?

This is where the link-up was...looks like it's closed now! start your own!! http://alwaysfirstgrade.blogspot.com/2011/03/classroom-photos-linky-party.html

Gladys said...

LOVE your storage area! Super organized!