Thursday, August 16, 2012

Classroom Set-Up

It's that time of year again! BACK TO SCHOOL! I've been in my classroom this week getting things ready to go for another fun and exciting school year! These photos aren't that great because I took them with my Ipad!

Classroom view from the door.  Our meeting area is over by the whiteboard, I just haven't gotten around to unraveling the rug.

Calendar Math! I add in the various components of Calendar Math as we go along. I don't want to overwhelm the kids right off the bat! In a few weeks I add in the time and place value parts, then later in the year I will add in more.

Who doesn't love a Dr. Seuss quote?!

Really cool gear clock from Kikkerland.  You can watch all of the gears in the clock move around.

Classroom library...still need to organize some of the books!

Mailboxes and writing area.  I decided to color code the mailboxes a few years ago by girls and boys.  We were always getting stuff from the office about camps, etc for girls and boys so I found this way easier.

Math resource area. 

Word Wall Board. This is where kids put their individualized spelling lists.  The area that has the chart paper is where I write the weekly word study principle.  For a more detailed description of how I teach spelling please see earlier word study post.

Today's Number!

Today's Number I am trying to think of ways to have the kids do more meaningful morning work. I think I am going to make little booklets of these to use as morning work when the kids arrive and then I will incorporate the number of the day into my morning message / calendar math. This way the kids can try it on their own first and then as a class we can go over the answers during morning meeting.

Freebie Fridays

Sunday, August 12, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

While enjoying summer vacation, I came back to see that I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award from two different people! :o) A huge thank you goes out to Ashley at Inspire, Dream, & Create and Laura at Oh, How Pintearesting!.

For this award, here are the rules:  
1. Follow the person who gave me the award. 

2. Link back to the person that gave me the award.

3. Pass to 15 new bloggers and then let them know they have received the award. 
Here are the awesome blogs I'm passing this award on to:
  Finding 15 blogs that don't already have this award are a bit tough...but here is what I have so far!