Friday dawned bright and early... my 3 year old was burning up and only wanted his mommy to hold him - so my idea of spending lots of time in the classroom didn't happen. My husband was able to give me a couple of hours though of daddy duty before he had to go off to work, so in 2 hours I finished up some projects. You might have seen some of these pictures over on Instagram or on Facebook yesterday. So... here is more pictures of my classroom from yesterday.
This is my classwork bulletin board. I still need to add the pushpins, but it's almost ready to go. Usually I only put up cardstock, but this year I found those adorable birds at Office Max and had to get them. I think it dresses up the board nicely. :)
Here's my VOICES board. It was originally going to have FACE strategies too, but all my writing stuff kind of took over. The french fries cups are going to be synonyms that the tables brainstorm - and we will get in some thesaurus practice at the same time. Planning on switching them out with different words once a month.
This is the left side of my front wall. My Lego calendar came down, and instead I have a gigantic desk calendar to write big on. I tend to write huge anyway, so now there will be more room. There is room on the far left to hang the Star Student's poster, and above is my school timeline ready to go. We brainstorm the best parts of the month the last day of the month and write it on a dicut that gets placed up on the timeline.
Here's the front wall. The whiteboard hasn't been sectioned off yet, but I love how everything has come together.
I finally put up the whole brain teaching posters to start the year.
... and my hand signals are now up.
The FACE strategies are now up too.
My storage units are all sorted too. These black ones have task cards and activities in the 5 drawer ones, and the 3 drawer have reading activities (fluency books, science/ss connections, spelling sorts, word work, and a drawer full of my thesaurus').
The math bulletin board has also started to be put together - it starts off pretty plain but will soon be covered with anchor charts.
Below the math bulletin board is all my math drawers - Math Facts, Mixed Fact Assessments, and lots of manipulatives.
Overall, it was a good day and I'm feeling pretty comfortable with what's left to do. Isn't it crazy how much stuff needs to be done in a short amount of time on top of getting everything organized paperwork wise to start out the year?
I hope you all have a great day!