It has been a busy kind of a week! This week was the first week back to work, and even though it was a four day week, I was there all five days making sure everything was in order. This week was filled with teacher institute, professional development, and nonstop work on the classroom. On Tuesday, the county kicked off the beginning of the school year with the annual teacher institute, and we had a fine speaker come to us and share a powerful message. When I was told that he was going to speak for an hour, I immediately thought that an hour was hopeless because my attention span would end in about 20 minutes. Luckily, I was wrong, and he had my undivided attention the entire time. Especially if you are a teacher, I encourage you to watch this clip. It’s the exact same thing that we saw more or less.
Since we were appropriately motivated, I was now ready to get busy and take on what remained in my classroom. Ya’ll, I can’t explain to you how much time, money, and effort is in this room all for the love of my children. Plus, if I have to be in there for 8 hours or more of the day, I figure that I might as well make it as pleasant to be in as possible.
Without further ado, welcome to my classroom!
All décor for the door came from Creative Teaching Press, except for the customized door sign, which was made by one of our own teachers. How cute is that? I still can’t get over how amazing it looks!
And now, for the details!
I used my closet door as a space for students to add popsicle sticks in to display how many Accelerated Reader tests the students have each passed. This is a terrific way for me to easily glance and tell who is doing what is expected and who might need that extra little push.
An easy way for students to track their progress in Math Facts in a Flash and Accelerated Reader!
There are always students that ask what they should do when they get done or what the assignment was again. Now, it is all in one place, so students should be able to easily locate what is expected of them.
The next two photos are of how I welcome my students and parents. By putting all of the forms in a folder, the parents immediately know what to read and what to fill out and send back to school on the the first day. Thank the Lord for open house!
That’s it! I hope the kids of Room 30 enjoy the classroom as much as I will. Everyone send a prayer up for the first day of school. It’s a hard day for teachers, kids, and parents. With a little love and care though, we’ll get right through the day with ease!