So, here is the finished product of my summer work :) Please leave any feedback/ideas/comments that you may have! I am always open to learn more from my fellow teacher friends!
Here we go!! (I totally can't take credit for my door. My mom is amazing!)
I'm going to try to have my lunch count outside of my room this year. Student magnets that I made (you can find the tutorial on my blog post- Magnet tutorial). The choices will be posted with little labels around the outside (one of those last minute things to do in the morning!)
Ready for meet and greet! Sticky note wish list found on the table outside of my room for parents to take with them for donations.
Trying something new this year... Student name tags are found in the basket. Each student will find his/her name tag and place it on the desk that they choose to sit at on the first day of school (knowing eventually they could be moved.) Then, the parents will fill out the "Student Information Sheet" found on the student's desk. You can find this sheet located in my Teacher Binders and Dividers (editable) pack found at my TpT store.
View from the back of the room. Student Information Sheet found on desks!
I've also decided to do mini trash cans for interactive notebook scraps this year to save time. We will see how it goes!
Math and Reading rotations board! Students will check in before each round for accountability purposes! Again, find the tutorial for the magnets on my blog!
Here is the back wall of my classroom! The front boxes are their "book boxes" for Daily 5 and they also have another box in the back for extra school supplies. (We are a little tight on space in my room so I'm trying to make the best use of it!) The tubs are for coats/backpacks in case they fall because they often have a hard time staying up on the hooks.
I added this at the end of last year and loved it! It's such a good visual to have the numbers around the clock!
Behavior Chart. I use this chart in addition to Classroom Dojo and I use them simultaneously so that it flows together. Clip chart measures behavior for the day and Classroom Dojo measures behavior for longer amounts of time (like the week.) I found these ADORABLE clips that I numbered at Tuesday Morning! You can also find this behavior chart here at my store!
My file cabinet isn't in the best of shape but the labels are just too darn cute not to share!
Reading corner is ready to go! Futon was an addition this year that I was lucky enough to get from a very generous friend. I wanted the kids to have a cozy spot for "Read to Self" each day!
My wonderful (and patient) boyfriend even came up to help me get the futon in my room! Isn't he so sweet?!? Let's just say he has been asked to do a lot for me since I started teaching and he is (usually) so willing :)
My classroom library is continuing to grow! I still need to print a few more labels (on the to-do list) but you get the idea! You can find these labels in the Classroom Organization Pack along with MANY other things found here at my store! My library is continuing to grow but it is the main thing I am working on trying to improve.
Kidney table with my adorable crate seats that I made this summer! You can find the step by step tutorial with pictures included on my blog! I can't wait to have reading groups here!!
Quite possibly my favorite thing about my room this year :) I wish I could take credit for these adorable CAFE letters and strategies, but I got them from Rachelle Rosenblit's TpT store. Go check it out!
Things that make me happy behind my desk. As some of you know, my grandma passed away this year. She was a fourth grade teacher for many, many years and had this pink apple. My mom thought it was absolutely perfect and brought it for me after she passed. So thankful for this happy reminder of her in my classroom each day. I can't wait to see her again!
Bulletin boards! On the left are classroom jobs, in the middle is a twitter feed, and on the right is what will eventually be my Calendar Math. I am still looking up ideas for exactly how I want to do it but I have a start! All of those books on the bookshelf need to be leveled and added to my classroom library so that will be my ongoing project throughout the school year.
Up close shot of the twitter feed! I'm going to use this as an exit slip when I want to quickly formatively assess the students! (I totally can't wait to see the hilarious #hashtags that I see!)
Since we are implementing Guided Math this year, I knew that I needed a place in my room for students to easily access manipulative materials. I have each drawer labeled with the SOL strand (Virginia's standards). In each drawer are manipulatives that fit within that strand. I'm hoping this will be a good way for students to find what they need during Math rounds.
Sharing this because I am obsessed with it. I did a marble jar this year but I just couldn't pass this up because of how colorful it is! Whenever the class gets a compliment I will add some fuzzies to the "warm fuzzy" jar. When we fill up the jar, the class will get a treat that they vote on!
View from the front of the room. One good thing about my tall ceilings is all of the room that I have for anchor charts! I will add pictures throughout the year of how I arrange and organize my anchor charts to make it easy for the students.
Flip Book information for parents to grab on the way out of the door along with a little treat :) You can find your own EDITABLE version of this flip book at my blogger friend Lindsey's TpT store
Well, there it is! I hope that you enjoyed :) As always, you can find me on Facebook and Teachers Pay Teachers. Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave some feedback in the comments below.