You may notice that the font ,while still the same style, is smaller than usual. I did that to keep this post from being ginormous because there are a ridiculous amount of pictures ( especially for such a small room). I also will be doing half of the pictures today and the other half in a day or two. It is just TOO much for one post. You will NEVER make it through all the way to the end. :)
So without further adieu, may I present my home away from home. My classroom. :)
Welcome sign on the door to my room. And welcome to ALL the pictures. :)
Outside of my room ( student lockers). We are currently hosting a canned food drive, hence the boxes in the middle of the hallway.
These are the views to the left and to the right when you walk into my room. I previously shared the lunch count sharks during a Monday Made It.
This is standing in the doorway. I really love my table set up this year. ( 4 rectangular ones pushed together with 1 kidney at the end.)
This is the view from the hallway or standing just before going into the room. I love that you see my reading area right when you walk in the room, as it's my favorite area of my room.
This is the view from my reading corner. You can see my desk/teacher area in the opposite corner.
This is the view from the back corner of my room.
The black bookshelf has all of my books that I keep separate from the one's the kiddo's use. They are ones I use for read aloud or author studies. It also has some reading curriculum books, my teacher toolbox, and my GIANT rainbow trout stuffed fish. My Mormor ( Swedish for grandma) got him for me for Christmas my first year of teaching. I love the inspirational posters on the back wall. I got them HERE. They are ridiculously cute and FREE!!! Underneath those I have group photo's from my first 4 years of teaching. Last year's class hasn't gotten hung up yet because I don't have the one for this years class yet to take it's place on the counter. :)
Right in front of my desk is the desk that my pre-student teacher will use plus the bookshelf in front of my room. The bookshelf holds my students book bins. Go HERE to see my inspiration for these tubs. In their book bins they keep their AR folders, their reading and writing journal, their station folder, and their 2 independent reading books. I didn't have enough space to put all 21 of their book bins on the shelves, so I let my student of the week keep theirs on the top shelf. The top shelf also houses my trays for turning in work and two tubs for the different take home folders we use. I also have some drawers that hold my bulletin board letters.
This is a close up view of my desk. You can see that I use post it notes stuck on my computer to keep track of my passwords. Its not the most sophisticated of systems but it works for me. I also try to drink 2 of those Ferris jugs of water per day. Go Bulldogs! :)
This is a shot of my math area. Plus the Cambells soup tin which holds my labels and box tops.
This is where I put the I can statements and directions for my math station activities. As you can see we just started this because there are currently only 2 choices. The table underneath it that you see in one of the above pictures holds the materials.
This set of tubs holds most of my math manipulative's. I used the labels from the Ocean set that I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers. I mentioned it in a Monday Made It. You can check out that post HERE. The fish rug is a bathmat. :) I wish his tail was red to go with the red tubs. :)