I'm not going to lie... I have been the worst blogger ever lately!! It's been a week since my last post! I seem to always
be in denial forget how crazy tiring the beginning of the school year is! I must have been dreaming when I started my blog this summer thinking I would have the same blogging habits once school started. BUT I think that once I get the first few weeks out of the way, I'll get back on track with my blogging. I've been doing some great activities with my kids and I started Reader's and Writer's Workshop in my classroom so I have lots to share, I just need to organize it all!
Last week, I finally took some photos of my classroom as my camera was dying. I wanted to get some better ones before I officially posted my classroom tour but oh well. I figure I can just add some more as I go along. So, I'm linking up with my friend Brigid from Brigid's Daily Lesson Log for her Classroom Tours Linky Party.
|Star Student bulletin board. I will be putting up the poster that students fill out, and then they bring photos to put on the photograph board.|
|Cute sign that my teammate from last year made me.|
|Behind the curtain is open shelving that stores extra school supplies from students and anything else that I need to hide! I meant to take a picture, but I forgot!|
|Transportation Chart - we finally put up our clothespins, but they weren't up when I took the picture!|
|These are my students' mailboxes. On top is our "turn in basket."|
|Next to the mailboxes, I have a bunch of shelving which is awesome, but it's all out in the open. This is also where students hang their backpacks.|
|Next to the backpack hooks is an extra table. This year, we get a TA in our classrooms during our Reading block to help with Guided Reading and interventions. So this is where my TA will work with my kiddos.|
|This is our gathering area. I have a Smartboard on the wall.|
|My chair and easel.|
|This is the reading area in my classroom.|
|My hubby painted that table! :)|
|Our Book Hospital!|
|A sign I have displayed in the reading area.|
|READ letters, this is not their permanent home - as you can see the D doesn't stand up straight!|
|These are student "browsing boxes." They are empty right now because I haven't taught the students how to choose books yet and place them in their boxes.|
|Pillows and cushions for independent reading time!|
|Leveled books for independent reading time.|
|This thing stores a lot of different things - table tubs with folders/notebooks, community supplies like markers, crayons, glue, and scissors, and math manipulatives!|
|Math/calendar/schedule area. Our lunch choice board is also on the left.|
|My "area." I do not have a traditional teacher desk. All my necessities are on the shelves behind the table. This is also where I do my Guided Reading groups.|
|All my stuff!|
|View from my desk/table.|
|Beautiful flowers my hubby sent me on the first day of school! Isn't he the best!!|
So there it is! I've survived my first five days of second grade!! I can definitely tell that my kiddos are getting more comfortable with me and their new classroom, because they are testing the rules and procedures a little. They are always pretty great the first few days because they are too shy and scared to open up!
Be sure to check out other classroom tours by visiting Brigid's blog!