Saturday, September 03, 2011

My Classroom

Wow! What a busy week!

From decorating my class to meetings and reading IEPs, I have not had much time to breath. My first week as a resource teacher has been a very strange one... It's a weird feeling to be working on everything but being in my classroom with my little gang. I'm very much looking forward to actually working with students!

I am finally getting around to sharing some pictures of my classroom with you! Honestly, I had a difficult time getting this classroom ready. I wasn't sure what I would need to put in my room since I do not have a regular group in there. I plan on adding things as we go in order to make sure I have the right visuals for my little learners!

Alright, on with the pictures! Here are a few of my 'before shots':



And here is what it looks like now:

This is a view from the back of the room. The bulletin boards are empty, for now. I plan on using them for high-frequency word walls and synonym word walls.
This is the view from my desk. I LOVE my tissue pompoms :o)
This is the view from the door
This is the front of the room. I have puzzle pieces for my carpet with a nice comfy chair for story telling. My old calendar is there, for now. I am still waiting for my Scholastic order. I had 2 desks in my classroom so I decided to stick one under my calendar until I can convince my custodian to remove it from my class.

Here is my listening center. This classroom was already equipped with an entire set of books on tape. They are from Scholastic so I plan on calling them to get the CDs to replace the tapes. The tree on the wall is a loan from my generous friend Jessica - Thanks Jess!

Here are my Smarty Pants!

This is my reading corner. The words 'Reading Corner' are cut-out letters on plastic plates. The idea is from Jennifer Jones' Pinterest page but it actually comes from the blog Quench your First.

This is my Writing Center. It is equipped with a bunch of writing essentials such as pencils, crayons, erasers, lined and colored paper, etc. As you can see, my fish tank is not set up yet. I plan on naming my fish 'Pencil'. I thought it was most appropriate for the writing corner!

Here is my Tattling Tiger. This is a clever way to avoid kids' love of tattle telling. If you have to tattle, tell it to the tiger, not to me! (The kids know that if someone is hurt or in danger, it is an exception and they need to come speak to a teacher). The basket has paper and pens for students to write down their problem too!


My lovely crayon monogram!

My desk
It says: Welcome, let me help you put all the pieces together! (I thought this was appropriate for the resource room)
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my classroom.

Have a great weekend everyone :o)


3 comments:

Ms. Nicole said...

Love your classroom!!!! I have pom poms too!!! The tattling tiger is so cute!!! Great job!!!!

Jennifer said...

You have such creative ideas! I love the Smarty Pants. Do you know Kim Jordano? She take boxer shorts, sews the bottoms so they are closed, puts a ribbon on them and they become messenger bags. I always wanted to use those as Smarty Pants something or other... they are so fun!

Thanks for linking up your pictures. Here's a link to get to other bloggers pictures too!

Empowering Little Learners!

Intan said...

Love the tattling tiger. What a fantasti idea!

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