Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Classroom!!

School starts tomorrow! I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at graduation. I am so excited to meet my sweet third graders! 

After many, many late nights, my classroom is ready to go! My theme is owls and bright colors and I am so happy with how it turned out!

Without further ado, here is my first ever classroom! 

This is my door! I cut the tree out myself and painted the leaves on. The owls in the window have the kids' names. The curtains are noise-reducing and I found them at Walmart! 

This is the view when you walk through the door!

My computers are to the left when you walk in. The green bulletin board will hold our rules once we make them together on the first day. The pocket chart will be our schedule. 

This is where I will write our daily objectives for each subject. I cut the letters on my cricut. 

This is my desk. The red bulletin board is for my schedules, notes etc. The top of the green shelf behind my desk now has some pictures of my friends and family. I just hadn't added them when I took this. 

I'm really proud of this part. I originally saw it on Pinterest and modified it a bit. The kids' names are on the magnets. As long as they complete their homework, their names will stay in the club. A missed homework assignment will mean taking the name off of the board. At the end of the month, anyone who is left in the club will get lunch with me. 

The kids will go to this check-in station when they arrive in the morning. They will put their homework in the tray and their binder in the basket. I'll have a post on my binder system coming soon. The right side of the table holds my supplies to share with kiddos who don't have their own.

This is my guided reading table. 

My cabinets. All of the reading posters are from Really Good Stuff, which I am completely obsessed with. 

This is my behavior chart that I shared in an earlier post. 

 I love this cart. I got it for Christmas. The letters were cut on the cricut and stuck on with Mod Podge. 

This is the board behind my library. The tree on the right is my job chart. The kids' names will be on little owls and go inside the houses. My calendar is on the other side. We won't be having a full calendar meeting, but I couldn't resist putting one up for reference. 

My rug! It took me forever to find one I wanted. I like the look of the color blocks, but most of the ones I found were ABC and I wanted something a little more "grown up". After weeks of searching, I found this multiplication/division rug at Toys R Us. It's perfect for 3rd grade! 

My shelves full of books! I wanted to share a little story about the shelves. My awesome cousin actually had this classroom before me. She is now the principal of our school (and she so deserves it). She gave me everything that was in her classroom, but my most favorite would have to be the shelves. Her dad (my uncle, obviously) made them himself. They are perfect and so much sturdier than anything that could have come from a store. I love that such a special family keepsake is in my classroom!

Long before I had a classroom of my own, I decided that I wanted this beautiful quote to be the centerpiece of my library. It means the world to me and I can't wait to put many, many stories into the hearts of my sweet  little ones big kids! 

My chair and easel

Kids' names on the lockers. We have 12 lockers per room, so they share them. 

Owl curtains! For you fellow owl lovers, they're at Walmart. 

Inside of my door. The top poster is for bus lists and the bottom is for upcoming events!

That's it! Thank you for reading! Our first day of school is TOMORROW! I'm sure I'll have lots of stories to share with you then! 

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