It is officially back to school time! We went back last week. What fun it is to start back and see all those sweet children coming back with new backpacks, shoes, and clothes. This is my entry to my classroom. My name sign is hand painted from a previous parent. It says in the corner I love to read! Perfect for me!
These are my classroom library shelves. Students get to check out books here. I have a lot of books. I am thinking I am in some serious need of some new baskets!
This would be our reading corner. The kids LOVE those rocker chairs!! We have had to set up a schedule to rotate who gets to sit in them. You can also see my library checkout system.
These two tables are critical to my teaching. This is where we do our group work and reading of our books. The tables are wipe-off tables. The students love to be able to write on the tables!
I have lots going on at this shelf. My word choice anchor charts are above it. And no, those are not real dollar bills! My second graders and third graders reading notebooks are kept here because they take up a bit of room. I keep the familiar read baskets on the bottom shelf. The rest is an assortment of materials we use each day.
This is my sink area. I have a mirror there for quick checks. It is amazing how you can go through a day and be so busy that you have no idea your hair was such a mess! My other name sign hangs here. It was a gift from my friend, Tammy at Forever in First. I love it!
This is a shot from the back of my room looking towards my SmartBoard. Our PTO bought us new speakers for them this year. Yay! I have fans hanging from the ceiling in this area.
This is my teacher's desk. It looks so nice and neat right now! That won't last long. I don't like it messy, but I do get a couple of piles from all the paperwork in my job!
This is where I do the majority of my read alouds and comprehension skills. The students sit on the carpet while I use the pocket chart or easel to teach the comprehension skills that we will be working on.
This area will be my word wall. It sits in front of the wipe off tables. I will be blogging at another time about using a word wall and activities to do with it.
I hope you enjoyed my classroom tour! I love to take peeks into other teacher's classrooms to see how their areas are set up and how they do things in their room. I wish you all a wonderful school year!!
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