I've been dying to share my new classroom with everyone! I've been so busy with making sure everything is ready and with PD that I didn't get a change to post this before we went back to school. I also wish I remember to take some before pictures.. it wasn't pretty!
I am most proud of my classroom library! I am only beginning my third year as a classroom teacher and I think I have a great collection so far! I spent a lot of time organizing the books, labeling, and color coding by genre.
|See that?! I have an Epson! Woo, I love technology!|
My room doesn't have much on the walls or bulletin boards (YET). I'm kind of a less is more kind of gal. I LOVE anchor charts though, so they will soon be filled with the charts we make together during mini lessons! Much more meaningful than throwing up posters in my opinion!
I was originally going to do a board game themed classroom. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to move into my new room early enough, so I didn't get to follow through on that theme! I decided I would stick to bright colors with my new theme: "5th Grade is Bright!"
My Monday through Friday buckets (I've never come up with a better name..) are the one thing I cannot live without in my classroom! I'm a planner, so I like to have pretty much everything ready to go. I keep everything I'm going to use for each day (homework, games, papers, etc.) in the buckets. It definitely helps me keep organized!
I wish I had taken a picture of the computer tables before. They were
I used a behavior clip chart last year in third grade and it worked out really well. I'm hoping it will work this year! If not, I have already signed up for Class Dojo!
I can't wait to put this into action! The kids absolutely flipped out when they saw this. We're going to use this as a place for students to put their exit slips. It's perfect because we will be switching classes for math and science. I even let the kids make up their own Twitter handles, which was so much fun!
Did you take pictures of your classroom this year? Leave me the link! I want to see what you've all done!