Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ready or Not - The Kids Are Coming!

Tomorrow is the day!
The kids are coming whether I am ready or not.
I think the room is ready, but me, I'm not so sure!
Here are the final pics of the room as I walked out tonight.
This is my welcome sign on the window outside my classroom.

View of the classroom from the door...

Just inside the door is my teacher bookshelf and the library.

My Schedule Board

Smart Board and "Teaching" Spot

Focus Walls for Math and Language

Right half of my white boards

Here's my "Check For Understanding"  Stoplight.

Left side of board...

Focus Walls for Reading and Writing Workshop, clip chart, and storage

View from the Pod door...

My Morning Meeting Board
The clip chart on the left is for Meeting Leader, so everyone gets a chance.
The clips on the right are for "I am ready to share."  These clips they will keep at their tables and add their clip to the bottom if they have something they want to share during Morning Meeting.
The sound wands are being used as my talking sticks for MM.  
I also have a cute red lacquer box that holds all the slips with the Question of the Day.

This is my computer and small group table.

Individual table set-up.
A colleague of mine suggested using a Frisbee on each table to hold water bottles so if they sweat, it doesn't get the table wet.  I could not find cheap Frisbees that matched, but I scored these plastic plates at the dollar store, 4 for a dollar!

Bookcases with books and supplies for each table.
I have made stickers for the drawers that I will pit on in the morning.  
They are lined paper, scratch paper, and supplies.
dish racks hold their reading and writing journals and duct tape white boards.  
Red canvas drawer will hold their towel for reading on the floor and the white board erasers.
These will go home weekly to be washed.

Ready or not, here they come!
Good luck to all of to all of you this year!
It's gonna be a GREAT year!


  1. So cute!!! Love your sign on your window as the kids walk in!!! Have a great first day! :)


  2. I love your welcome sign!! I just literally printed mine out a few minutes ago to laminate & put on my classroom door tomorrow. :) Good luck tomorrow! I hope everything goes well!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. WOW! Your room looks great!!! You have a big room! Good luck on the new year!! :)
    Patterson's Porch

  4. It looks great! Good luck tomorrow!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  5. Looks great! I SPOTTED your cute READ blocks and your awesome bucket. I still need to contact the gal on Etsy! :)

    Good luck on your first day back! :)


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