I've got my word wall ready!
I love my giant map. I'll add things to this map all year (rivers, mountains, historical people, etc.). This was so difficult to find, because I wanted a really, really plain map that I could write on and then erase at the end of the year.
This is another bulletin board that I'll use as a focus wall. I was a little disappointed with the color of yellow I had, but I didn't have an opportunity to get a different shade.
This is my last bulletin board, and I love the interactiveness of it. It's kind of like a word search, but instead of searching for words, my students are searching for number sentences. For example in the top row, my students could find that 5+2=7. I found this great idea here!
You gotta have rules! I have an extra set of rules for recess, because there are a few very specific rules that I really want my students to follow at recess.
My "Before You Come In" and "Before You Leave" pictures are sort of blurry.
This is one of my favorite new additions. I've framed all of my old class pictures and displayed them on a side wall. I've always had them in my room, but not framed, and it's the first things people look at when they come in my room. I can't believe I already have 11 of them!
My Smartboard area doubles as my small group area. The numbers in the circle will be used for my work stations. Once I determine my groups, I'll add the two group members to the left of the numbers. There are two sets, because I teach math to two groups.
This is the view from my door, and that's all there is to my room.
Here's a funny story, and unfortunately true. I bought a new red cover for my director's chair. The cover wasn't the right size, and I had just assumed that the covers were one size fit all. I was able to get the new cover on the chair, and everything looked right. Until I sat in my chair. Let's just say it wasn't pretty, and I went right back to the old cover.
Last spring, I came across the most wonderful blog Schoolgirl Style. There are tons amazing sets of classroom decorations that can be edited and adapted for almost any classroom need. Almost everything you see in my room was created from the Learn Colorfully Classroom Decor pack. If you haven't seen the site yet, you'll really want to check it out!