I have to say that I LOVE my classroom this year and I am really excited to give you this virtual classroom tour! I used the same Eric Carle classroom theme as last year, but it just feels different this year. I don’t know what it is, it just works for me. I love the colors, the setup and the open feeling I have when I walk in my room. I’d love to show you around. My upfront warning – there are a lot of pictures in this post. Sorry if it takes longer than normal to load.
|My awesome helper!|
|This is the view from right inside the door.There is one more large seating area of desks just to the left.|
|Right behind the door is our new Magnet Center for
magnetic letters and numbers. I really tried to use
the space that is generally unusable.
|The back of the door has our How We Go Home
chart and our Clean-up Jobs for the end of the day.
Now let’s start walking to the left and I’ll point out things as we go around the room!
|Step inside and turn left to find our mailboxes. I use these for
Take Home Folders. I teach the students on Day 1 how to find
their slot and put their folder away when they unpack.
|Left wall of room has student lockers. Above the lockers is
my number and color wall. Since it is so high and hard to
get to, this wall doesn’t change all year.You can find these number posters by clicking on the image.
|Our friendly caterpillar hangs in the corner over the lockers.|
|The front left corner of the classroom has this shelf. It holds
all our Language Arts manipulatives. The white drawers will
be our Word Work tubs.Look at that book on the top shelf – if you don’t have it I promiseyou that you need it! Too Much Glue is the perfect way to teach glue rules and procedures! Click on the title to see it!
|Same view from further back. Notice the ABC
chart on the wall. This is right next to the lockers
and will be a Word Work Center.
|My birthday display is on the wall above the ABC chart.|
|The right wall, next to the library is our Word Wall and computer station.You can find these word wall cards and others by clicking the picture.|
|Right in the middle of the back wall is the
closet. I decided to display Star Quality
Work here. The blank area at the bottom will be for anchor charts.
|The front is our large carpet where we do most of our whole group meeting
times. Behind that is a small shelf with supplies for our Building Center.
|I love that this washi tape just looks like the Eric Carle dots!|