Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sorry that it has been a few days since my last post.  Pre-planning got the best of me!  However, my classroom is starting to come together, so I thought I would share a few pics. 

Here is a look at my new "beach" themed classroom.

This is a picture of my home living area.  I painted the play house and added a bamboo roof to make it look more like a beach house.  I added a "Surf's Up" sign to the front that I found at the Dollar Tree.  It is hard to tell from this pic, but the house is a light blue and the accents are all hot pink.

Next, is my toy bins.  After my children outgrew all their Fisher Price Little People, I just couldn't bear to give them up.  We had just about every set with all the accessories still.  So, I brought them to my classroom.  My students absolutely love exploring and playing with these!  Everyday we have a new Little People Village set up around this rug with great story telling taking place.  And the best part is I get to see my own children's toys being put to good use.

I consider myself one of those lucky teachers who have a husband who can build just about anything.  I just love this shelf that my husband built to house my math manipulatives.  Yes, those are plastic $1 shoe boxes on a very basic wooden shelf.  Easy to build and cheap!  I like that!

This is my writing area.  I just adore my blue and pink small beach buckets that I got for $1.00 at Michaels.  They are perfect for housing all of our writing materials.  The ABC posterboard above the writing area is my focus word wall.

This picture shows my Leveled Readers and Buddy Reading Books.  My Leveled Readers are organized by DRA levels.  Since I taught both Kindergarten and First Grade last year, I needed books from level 1 to level 28.  That is why there are so many baskets.  My buddy reading books are on the top of the shelf.  I like to display the book with the stuffed animal.  I noticed that many libraries in our area would do this type of displaying of books to entice children to read, so I thought I would try it in my classroom.  I love to see my students snuggling the stuffed animal as they read the book. 

Okay, it's getting late and I'm getting tired, so I will share one more pic for this post.

Here is my calendar wall.  I love all the math concepts that I can teach during calendar time.  It is hard to see from the picture, but I include place value, number sense, time, and money during this time of day. 

Thanks for looking at pictures of my classroom.  I hope I was able to share something new that you might use in your classroom this year.  Sweet dreams!

Respectfully, Ann

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