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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Classroom COMPLETE!

I am very happy to say that after two very hard days of working that my classroom is complete and I am 98% ready for Open House this coming Tuesday. I still have a few things to print and make copies of, but for the most part I am done!

I used some of Kristen's wonderful labels to create my assignment dropbox. This is something new I am trying this year for when students complete and turn in papers... I hope it will work! One student's job for the week will be to check off the names of students who have completed and turned in assignments. 

I also wanted a place that was easily accessible for students if they should ever need extra supplies.


All together :)


I also decided to make a banner type thing to hang above my door... I think it turned out pretty well. I'm not completely in love with it, so it may be remade... we'll see. 


I am VERY excited about this next picture. My wonderful assistant principal helped me find a bigger kidney table for my small groups. I am SO excited about this, because my other one was so small, I could only fit four students at the table. I think I can push this table to hold seven, if I have students sitting on either side of me. 



Here is another example of Kristen's labels in use. :)


More labels. I have decided to keep my students Writer's Notebooks at the writing center, since we don't have desks. I will have a student pass them out as we need them, and of course the students will have access to them any time they want for Work on Writing.


Finally, I also created labels for my Work on Words area, to differentiate between the games. Students must play a game from each bucket before repeating any. The games are higher-level games, and the students get a lot of practice with our Word Study generalizations and grammar.


Below are some pennants I made to go above my tables. Each table is a different color. 



I finally got some more Bordette so that I could finish my Word Wall alphabet. I am still waiting for my color cardstock to come in. Once that does, I will print, laminate, and post sight words. We will also add words we encounter in our mini-lessons throughout the year.


And finally (for real this time) a BEFORE picture of my classroom with the book luggage on top of the tables.


And a AFTER picture of the tables with only the students folders on them and their book luggage on the shelves. I like this look much better... it's much more clean.


 

I love how you can see all the black background with matching border in this picture. I am trying to carry that throughout the room. 


Mr. Whimsical and I are headed out of town tomorrow after my SPED PD tomorrow , so I really needed to have things finished by today. I will admit that I need to organize some of my papers that got shoved onto a shelf for lack of a better place to put them, but I can always get to that after open house.

I also have some other projects I'd like to finish (like my job chart) but those will have to wait.

How are your classrooms coming? When do your students start back?

Jillian

9 comments:

  1. I also am incorporating a bunch of Kristen's class decor! Question, what do you use to hang your stuff from the ceiling. I have a bunch of tissue balls and other stuff but don't know what to purchase to hang them.

    Ginger Snaps

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    1. Ginger, I used the command hooks--they are silver and can move around. I i Canaan find a link later, I'll post it on your page. They work really well. I used them this past year also and they held the whole year.

      Jillian

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  2. I love the colors in your room! It looks great!
    Crystal
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

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    1. Thank you so much! How is your room coming with the cowboy decor??

      Jillian

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  3. Oh Jillian this is WONDERFUL!!!! Your room makes me SOOO happy just looking at it...I can only imagine how happy it's going to make those kiddos coming into your room! You have done an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you SO much! I know you will get everything you need to finished and will have a great start to the school year! Can't wait to see your finished room!

      Jillian

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  4. Amazing room! Your room is very well designed!! I love the lanterns and the pennants you made! You've inspired me to possibly do the same . . .

    Grade Three is the Place for Me!

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    1. Thank you Janis! You should totally get some lanterns for your room! They're from Hobby Lobby! Also, if you'd like, I can send you the template I used for my pennants. Of course, you will probably want to change the colors to match your room.

      Jillian

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    2. Oh my goodness! I would love the template!! I have a polka dot room, so they would fit right in! :)

      gr3istheplace4me@gmail.com

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