Linking up with Tales of a First Grade Teacher to share what my classroom looks like so far! I am exhausted but here a few shots of my "almost ready" classroom. Right now there are still a few cabinets that could avalanche at any time, but most of it is organized. Hoping to finish up tomorrow!
|Love this fabric! Exactly what I was looking for - how often does that happen?|
|Our computer cart and tech wall... yes, it really is crooked, I will fix it, just was rushing around to get ready for Meet the Teacher night!|
Our lone window. My lil plant buddy is looking sad, hoping he perks back up now that he is back at school. Those pool noodles are giant tens and ones manipulatives!
My attempt at a chair makeover - it needs to be pulled a little tighter - but I like it!
Set up for the kids to come in! My fingers were sore from tying all those balloons! But it was so worth it - they were so excited!
Our meeting area - reading area.
WBT rules and our owl pillows.
Our bulletin boards and focus walls - ready for a focus! I use the same border and backing on all my boards. I learned this from "the sisters"(daily five ladies) years ago and I don't think I will ever go back. It helps me focus on what is on the walls.
Word wall, group area
Math Manipulatives all out for the kids to use as needed. This is new for me. I have always just taken out what we are using at the time, but through lots of in-service this summer, I learned that kids should be encouraged to use any tool that helps them and have access to them at all times. I sort of envision finding them everywhere - but hopefully we will establish really strong routines from day one!