Monday, August 25, 2014

Classroom Reveal 2014!

Hey there sweet friends,
I am linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for a not to typical Monday made it!
I am so excited to share with you my newly updated classroom. I have survived the first two weeks with my 26 new kiddos, and I am having a ball! We have had tons of fun getting to know each other, and I am already seeing the trust and love that we are continuing to build in our classroom community. So here are a few pictures of our learning space. 


Here is a view from outside our classroom! Our new third grade family:-)

Here we are right at the inside of our door where you can see our clock and hallway procedure. Loving the 4s  management piece this year. 


Oh, I am just in love with this adorable new job chart from the fabulous Hope King. I just love the students' names attached with velcro. They look adoralble!



Sorry friends, not the best picture, but this will be our birthday wall. I just got a chance to place pictures up today of the students, but it is not the best picture. My apologies for the glare. 



Ahh, I just think this clip/magnet chart is so adorable. And, I was even able to make student number magnets to utilize the side of my file cabinet! In love:-) You can't see it very well, but above our clip chart holds our unsharpened and sharpened pencils bins as well as our birthday balloons! 




And our little math wall... the banner reads math, and the cabinet holds our Every Day Math journals, math manipulatives, math boxes ( which are seasonal math games by concept), and our math student activities. The sterilite pull out drawer holds student print outs that they use during math rotations. This year we will be using M A T H rotations so these drawers will hold Time to write about math print outs, at your seat hand outs, and math playing cards for addition and subtraction battle. More info to come on my new organization for math rotations using the acronym MATH!




I love our library this year! My kind friend found me this rug at Ikea for just 20 dollars! Seriously, go get one... such a great deal! I used Kinder Craze's black label series to level and label our library. I really love the updated look, very fresh and organized! And, the kids are doing a great job keeping our library clean and organized. Thanks Maria! 


Our cute word wall... words to be added as introduced. Above you can see our genre posters which are absolutely adorable! 

One of our writing bulletin boards which explains and models ideas to write about during our literacy stations/ Daily 5. The kids love this display and the cute little bow! Thanks Nicole for the adorable bow and Seusstastic for the printables for the board. 


Here is our second writing bulletin boards that holds the writing process and transition words for the kiddos to reference during literacy stations and writing workshop. 


BOOK BOXES!!!! And now, they are full and the kids have decorated them!




Here is our supply station that holds all our community supplies: scissors, highlighters, dry erase boards and markers, glue, writing
journals and math journals, and early finisher activities. 




Here is our calendar area where we hold a 15 min calendar session each day that emphasizes place value and number sense.

Here is our reminder board that reminds the kinds of the 3 ways to read a book, finding a good fit book, our schedule, and our voice level chart! Isn't the little arrow just too adorable? I found it at a local teacher store called Lakeshore Learning. 

 This is where we meet for our whole group lessons with this adorable stool that my mom found for me!


And here is where I hold our reading strategy graphic organizers ( file chart from Mardel) and word work activities (sterilite drawer). This kidney table is available for students to use during work time as long as following class norms and routines.

Student mailboxes with brain breaks and flash cards available above when students finish work early! 
Here is a view of the smart board, calendar, reminder board, and class rules.... but I was so mad today because my blue class rule fell off today! My crafty friend will be helping me drill screws into the wall tomorrow so they stay up permanently! Updated picture soon to come! 



 Here is a view of my newly updated teacher area which is different than last year. Can you guess how? NO TEACHER DESK and I am loving it!

 Here is where I hold all my weekly copies as well as small group activities.
And of course, you can't forget all my printables organized in binders! New this year!





Here is a view from the door!


Thanks for stopping by to see our space! Don't forget to link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics with your Monday Made it!