I've been spending some time in my classroom---trying to get it ready. I'm glad I went in today, because I feel like I got quite a bit accomplished.....though not done, it's a HUGE start. Here's some pics of my room:
My calendar board---We graph weather, make patterns, make change (to represent the day--and I use real coins), practice counting by 2s, 5s, 10's. We work on place value, days of the week, months of the year, evens/odds----all the regular stuff! :)
On the blue pocket chart, I post spelling words and vocabulary words. You can see my dry erase board (which I use a Mimio with---no SmartBoard :( , but this works). The bulletin board has the Beanie Baby Strategies (still need a dolphin and a raccoon). I use the Phonics Dance/Wilson's Fundations--so that's what the green pocket chart is for. You can also see where my guided reading takes place.
The zebra stool (bench---which also has storage in it) was purchased at a yard sale a few summers ago---I didn't have a place to put him....hope he works out okay there.
I love the size of my classroom. See all my wonderful storage? It's on both sides of my walls (which makes it hard for a word wall), but I love the roominess....
So it's not 100% done, but it looks A LOT better than it did Saturday! ;)
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