|This is the first thing parents and students will see when they walk through my door. Student tables are labeled with famous Americans we'll study throughout our social studies year!|
|Speaking of door, this is on the front of my classroom door! I love the positive message it sends to parents and students.|
|Some fun colorful character signs I found on Pinterest!|
(Find the signs HERE.)
The blue buckets are for kids who brought their lunches - this is the storage spot.
|We are going to have expectations, not rules, in my class this year! Be nice. Work hard. Let the teacher teach!|
I am also using the 4 stages of behavior from Discipline without Stress, Punishment, or Rewards. Those are listed on this wall as well.
In this same spot, I have crayons divided up by colors in the red drawer container (warm colors, cool colors, and neutrals - trying to incorporate some art terms there) and my pencil drawers with the chevron front. That has a place for erasers, dull pencils, and sharpened pencils.
Something new I'm trying this year is the crate with the Ketchup & Pickle folders. This is a really great idea I've adapted from the way I used to use Ketchup & Pickle in my classroom. Find out more about how it works in my post about it HERE.
|Student cubbies with African artifacts on top (from my mission trip two summers ago)|
|This is just half of my class library, but I added the red curtain above the Promethean board to "jazz" the room up a little! I can open it all the way when the board is in use.|
|Our ELA bulletin board complete with our stages of the writing process clip chart! Students move their clips down the chart as they progress through the steps. And I LOVE our GROUPS poster! There are several versions on TpT.|
|Computer station, complete with the "What STUCK with you today?" board! Students can place their "ticket out the door" sticky notes here. There is a spot for each child to place his or her sticky note.|
|I just love these character posters from Creative Teaching Press!|
|I love the black on the walls with the colorful accents around the room.|
|I have a folder ready with all the students' open house forms that need to be completed and returned.|
|Each student gets a special treat for open house - a bag of white cheddar popcorn (yummy and healthy!) that says, "Thanks for POPPING by! Love, Mrs. Thompson"|
|The room... with my fancy rolling podium! I love that!|