I’m so excited to share my classroom pictures with you. This is my third classroom that I taught in last year. I love these pictures because this was in that era before Pinterest and before TeacherspayTeachers. I don’t remember feeling stress when I set my room up for it to be as beautiful as the all the rooms you see on Pinterest because I was blissfully unaware. I just wanted an organized and inviting space for my students. You will see in these classroom pictures that I had no theme and was heavily Vista Pista driven. 😀
This is my 6 Traits Writing Board. After I teach a mini lesson, the students and I put up a sentence strip under the correct trait. Click here to read more about this board and how I use it in my classroom.
The above pictures shows my classroom library. I worked hard every year to make this a cozy and inviting space for the students. I have a wide array of books for them to choose from. I am always adding new ones to the library based on their particular interests. This is how my library continues to grow and grow each year. I used library labels from Beth Newingham for my baskets. My books are leveled by genre, interests, and authors.
This is my Book Recommendation Board. I hope to use this to allow the students to review and recommend books to one another. I borrowed this idea from Beth Newingham.
This area is for guided reading and math groups. I splurged on that desktop marker board last year and love it. When the table gets too full, I simply move the marker board to the floor. It also has small baskets in the middle that you cannot see that stores supplies.
These are some Genre Posters from Beth Newingham hanging on my long cabinet space.
Here is a view showing the students’ cubbies. The clear tubes above the students’ cubbies hold supplies we always need in bulk: glue sticks, highlighers, etc.
Objective pocket chart where I post my daily/weekly objectives. I laminated the sentence strips and plan to use a dry erase marker to write the objective on the strip so I can reuse them.
Slant Banner and Class Rules Banner (Made from VistaPrint). When I read Teach Like a Champion, I fell in love with SLANT. It has honestly been the best thing I have ever done in my classroom. All I have to do is say the one word and the students immediately show me those amazing behaviors shown on the poster. Click below to check out the book on Amazon. It was a game changer for me!
Just another view, from the door this time.
This is my writing station. I have another banner made from Vista Print hanging above the bulletin board as a reminder. The white mailbox organizer will hold a variety of publishing and planning pages. The sterilite containers will hold writing supplies that the students will need on a daily basis such as highlighters, pens, etc. The yellow basket holds writing prompts to help the students generate ideas. The white shelf seen to the right of the picture will hold my book bins when they arrive from Really Good Stuff.
Thank you for letting me share my classroom pictures with you!