Classroom Reveal

I am excited to finally reveal pics of my classroom! I am extremely happy with how it all turned out. I am still organizing and moving things around to make things easily accessible for my students in all areas of the learning environment. 

There is really no specific theme in my classroom…it’s all about bright colors, chalkboards, polka dots, chevron and owls!…My students seem to love it! 😊

There is also no particular order to my pics.  I have to get better at that! 

This area is part of my reading corner and it’s so cute with the lanterns and the little chalkboard sign.

This is part of my “Writing station” for independent writing work. I am working in filling my trays with a variety of writing materials.
My desk and my math center. I have left myself some empty bins so that I can add math task cards for independent math practice.

This is my new exit station which I have not introduced yet but can’t wait. I love it! I found it on TPT and I added the visual pics for my students to help understand what each level means!

Post-Its are conveniently located right next to the the check out exit area! Thank goodness for the heavy duty velcro from 3M. 

My Brag Tag wall!

My “reading buddies” basket…located right next to my reading corner.View of one side of my classroom.

Reading corner.

Larger view of my writing station.My chevron curtains that my awesome mom made for my classroom. 😊Behavior Management wall…Make “wise” choices! The other side of my classroom. I love this large chalkboard that is also magnetic.The sideview of my carpet/group area.“Writing”and “Reading” bulletin boards.Place to store all of my laminated games/taskcards, etc.Chevron decorated MATH letters that sit above my math shelf.

Reading shelf in my reading corner.My calendar…#calendar

My word wall…I still need to add the words.This is another view of one of  my “book” bookshelves…my awesome mom added chevron tape and chevron border to it to make it extra cute.My Big Book Station for extra work on reading and word work.Last but not least…an upclose view of my “Math” bulletin board.

Big Book Literacy Station

A classroom reveal is coming soon but I am too excited not to share my “Big Book Literacy Station”!  I took a literacy course this summer about how to incorporate meaningful literacy stations into your classroom.  The “Big Book Station” was one of my favorite stations and I am so excited to get to introduce this to my students!  One of my fav things about it is how easy it will be to differentiate the activities to meet each of my students needs! This is what it looks like but I have tools that I am gathering to go along with it! Once it’s all together I will post another pic! 

Classroom Reveal for My Hubs

So, what is a teacher to do when she can’t get into her classroom yet?  Well… when she has a husband that is also a teacher she can decorate his classroom! 😬 My husband an I are both moving to new school districts this year so that means…new classroom…which also means new deco! He is a high school teacher and is teaching financial literacy so deciding on a deco theme was a little tricky especially when I am an elementary teacher.  Since my husband is a teacher by day but a coach by night I went with a sports theme.  So here are pics of what I have been up to. Unfortunately, my pics loaded backwards so my least favorite things show up first. 😏 I’m still a little new at blogging!

Numbers/Number Words

With this activity my students roll a die and find the corresponding number on their sheet, next they stamp the number word into their Play-doh along with stamping the corresponding number, last they use a dot marker to mark off what they just completed on their sheet. They continue rolling the dice again until all numbers have been marked off of their sheet.

Dr. Seuss Fun

Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors! I just love his amazing quotes and how his books are full of silliness, mischeif and even life lessons. I enjoy incorporating his literature and Dr.Seuss inspired activities into my lesson plans.
Below you will see a tabletop game I made for Kindergarten aged students to practice matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters. You will also see the addition card game that I used in which the student is given an addition problem to solve. The student will use Swedish Fish to solve the problem and will then find the fish bowl with the matching solution.  

For example:

a) the card will read, “2 +3=”

b) Student will count out: 2 Swedish Fish + 3 Swedish Fish = 5 Swedish Fish 

c) Student will find the card with the number 5 in the fish bowl! 

Problem solved! 

The last thing I have included is a sensory table activity.  The sensory table is full of items that are the colors red, white and blue. The students are to sort through the items in the table and pull out all of the items that are a different color than the colors on Cat’s hat… The items in the table include many different multi-sensory materials such as feathers, tissue paper, ribbon, beads, etc. The students have a great time feeling all of the different tactile materials while sorting colors. 

The second collage is two pics of myself…one is of me showing off our “Teacher of all Things” t-shirt and the other is of me dressed up as the “Cat” from “The Cat in the Hat” book.

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” ~Dr. Seuss