Wow! It's almost time for the little ones to come through my door. I've only had the chance to work in my room for a few hours. Teachers officially begin next Tuesday and our students come on Friday. I am off to a great start. Today I took a few pictures of my classroom to show the setup and arrangement of part of it. Most of it is still a mess. I hope you enjoy my pictures and most of all, I hope it may spark an idea for you and your classroom. Enjoy!
This is a view of my classroom door. I created a ladybug. How cute! Of course, I got the idea off of pinterest.
Next is a view of the numbers my students line up on. This really helps keep down confusion. I assign each student a number at the beginning of the year and they keep that number all year. They line up on it and everything that belongs to them has that number written on it. I choose to use black and red dots to go with my "ladybug" theme.
I chose red and black dots for my bookbag hangers also. These hangers are so close together. I wish we had more room.
These are my wonderful kinderlinks. I have these instead of just tables. Students can sit on the floor crisscross, on their knees, or legs stretched out under them and the kinderlink top functions as a desk where students do their work. Students can also sit on top as a seat if needed. They are wonderful. I don't have students leaning chairs back and falling out of chairs all day. I can move them around if I need to relocate students. I can stand at one kinderlink and see what everyone is doing at once. They can be taken apart and arranged into groups. I do have another small reading/math group area that I will post later that has 8 hooked together. Some are even green and yellow. These can be stacked when not in use. I will be adding these cute ladybug nameplates that I ordered from Amazon.com (check below) when they arrive. I can't wait!
Cute ladybug nameplates I ordered from Amazon.com
This shows my behavior chart and my classroom rules posted. I got both of these ideas off of Pinterest. I love Pinterest!
Here is a view of my window showing my "curtain" I made using bulletin board paper, border, and dots.
More to come...stay tuned!