These pictures were taken last week- before we had kiddos. I've had 5 days with my first graders and already some of the walls have changed! But here are the most recent photos I have!
A look around the classroom:
To the left are my two classroom computers. The students will use those for literacy stations and Fun Friday. Next to the computers is my writing board (from A Cupcake for The Teacher). Next to that was my "giving tree" from Meet the Teacher Night. Also seen in this photo are skip counting hands.
Here is a close up of my writing board (from A Cupcake From the Teacher). I'm using this writing area for my writing station during literacy stations as well as my writing area for Fun Friday.
Here is a shot of my white boards, smart board, teaching area, etc. The bottom parts of the wall will be used for literacy stations. (They aren't set up yet though!)
To the left of this shot is our main classroom door and window to the hallway. This big wall is also our main teaching board.
Those doors lead into our team pod and the other first grade rooms. There is my rocking chair and picture my new easel my Mom bought for me right next to it! Thanks Mom!
Here is our word wall, cubbies, and file cabinets. You can also see our desk/table arrangements all ready for Meet the Teacher Night.
I love all the storage and my teaching area.
(Don't mind the dress hanging up in the background!)
More of my teaching area.
Again- loving all the storage! I am using the front of the cupboards to display student work.
Here is a little book shelf I am using for part of our classroom library. I have it positioned to cover many of the computer,smart board, and doc camera cords. My teammates have cute little table clothes velcro-ed to the table so that you can't see their cords. I may have to do that too!
Our noise meter, table points, agenda, and smiley/frown-y board
This board has our classroom helpers posted on it and the table in front of it has book baskets for our classroom library.
This part of the board has to the left our pb/j partners and in the center is our math board. On the top is our Mountain Math and the bottom has our calendar and math group chart. Look how small my calendar area is?! Compared to my last classroom- whoah- night and day! I'm trying calendar on the smart board this year! I will keep you posted on how it goes! The blank spot is for our math anchor charts!
Here is our focus wall with classroom rules and reading focus and vocabulary. The blank spot is for anchor charts as well.
Here is our Star of the Week board.
Here is our word wall, cubbies, and math station boxes.
Important times and pencil bins.
My teacher area and welcome board.
This is the board outside our classroom. I borrowed some pieces of tissue paper from my sweet teammate but looking at this picture, I think I need to go buy some more. The tree would look better more full!
For meet the teacher night I had some apples for the parents to take home as a treat.
I can't wait to get "caught up" with school stuff so that I can come visit all of your blogs and see your wonderful classrooms! If I haven't visited and commented yet... don't worry- I will! It's always one of my favorite things to do each year!
Happy Back to School!!