Friday, July 22, 2011

Classroom Almost ready

I went in today, the last day before vacation. My goal was to get as much done as possible, even though it was 100 degrees. So as I got done with the areas, I took pictures of the final product. I have a really small room. Orginally, the school was a tech middle school so our classrooms were designed for 10 students, not 30. Anyway, rooms are tight. I can't get rid of tables, desk, or reading table...cram in a meeting rug, and you got my room.

Guided Reading/Math (small group)


This is my teaching area. The closet contains my guided reading, guided math, and blooms/Marzanos questionsing cards (see Tonya on BusyBoard - PT)

The Jaguar in the background was part of the mural that my students painted last year.
IMAG0199.jpg the bulletin board will have reading strategies and groups

IMAG0200.jpg I just bought this today - Michaels - will contain teaching materials for groups


This is my little guy with a cork board project I did for outside my classroom...

I always forget notes or lose them from parents...I put these clipboards on the door for me to remind myself and for parents to clip notes during the day.


IMAG0215.jpg The hutch is the writing area. On the doors are word work centers.

The following are views of the room from the meeting area and the reading area

IMAG0214.jpg the blue cart will be math baskets. the desk and blue chart is the listening center.

IMAG0212.jpg these pockets are for the writing workshop.


This is along the wall with the blue cart. It's my calendar bb and this new bulletin board. The two sections on top are the decoding and comprehension strategies. (I put them up so I could take the pic, but I start the year with a blank bb. The bottom library pockets are the jobs. I am hoping that with them that close to me in the meeting area, I will be better at them. In previous pictures, this whiteboard is the one above my phone, mailbox area.


Goal for the next two weeks: planning, get copying ready, gear up for the kids. I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday!!! I am hoping to get a lot done by them. We shall see.


  1. I would love to see your pics but they are not showing up. There is a white rectangle with a red x in the top left corner.

  2. That's weird... I will try to figure it out. Thanks for letting me know.