Sunday, August 11, 2013

A classroom sneak peek!

Well it's getting too close for comfort!  Back to school time officially starts Tuesday for me.  We have four days of professional development and then the kids come on the 19th. I am starting to get really excited for a new year, new students, new curriculum, and new learning for me!

I was up at school last week to decorate my classroom and get it in working order.  Here are some pictures of some of the things I've made and decorated!

This is one of my bulletin boards.  We are supposed to display lots of student work so I bought plain black magnets and put colorful stickers on them so we can just hang work up on the chalkboard instead of stapling or taping it everywhere!  I also have my word wall right next to it.  I do some pretty cool things with the words on my word wall.  I explained one of them in one of my recent blogs, Educational Apps.

 This is where I will write my objectives this year! Last year I had frames that I wrote on with expo markers but they were hard to erase and write on and the kids eventually broke two of them. :-(  I figure this will be easier!

This is how I keep track of which student is doing what during our Daily 5 time.  They just move their name card to whichever center they want to do and I can just do a quick look and check they are at the right center!

This is full of rules, our general rubric and a voice levels chart, etc.

I absolutely love this.  I made it last year and it is right next to the door of my classroom.  Students simply move their number anytime they leave my classroom so I always know where they are.  I have had so many times that I tell a student he or she can go to the nurse or the library and then ten minutes later I have no idea where they are!  This really helps to keep me in check!

And this is something new I am doing this year at B2S night.  This board will be hanging up and parents are encouraged to take a circle off of there if they are able to buy the needed supply.  On the circles I have things like headphones (for our iPads), clorox wipes and ziplock baggies, etc.  I always need these things but don't want to buy them out of my own pocket!

This is a little look at my classroom so far!  Hope you enjoyed! :-)
If you did, please leave me a comment!


  1. Hi Jamie:
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am excited to be a new follower (and I am dying to try bacon sour cream chicken , thanks to you!)
    Good luck with your new class and Happy Almost Birthday!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. Thank you so much! I need to post more recipes soon...I absolutely love trying out new recipes and sharing them!
      Thanks for following! :-) If you have any tips on how to become more connected please let me know! I really enjoy blogging and want to figure this whole thing out!

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    1. Thank you! I worked pretty hard on it!

      I followed you on FB and Bloglovin! Could you do the same for me on blogger and/or bloglovin? Thank you! :-)

  3. I love your classroom decor! I hope you have a fabulous year. Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Tales from a 4th (and 5th) Grade Teacher


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