Then it was back to my classroom to do some rearranging and start putting up some boards and focus walls. Below are the pictures I took today at the end of my work day.
Technology Station! I am very blessed to be the only teacher to have a student computer in the classroom! I begged and begged for this and I used to have 4 but now I am down to only 1! I am holding onto this for dear life!
The makings of my personal area and my small group instruction area! It is a disaster at the moment! I got rid of that clunker of a teacher desk and went down to this...so much better!!! I am working on some alternative seating ideas for the kids....don't really know what I am going to come up with but I am watching and searching other blogs for ideas!!! Got some? Post 'em below!
WBT ATTENTION!!!! This is the Power Pix wall! The red is for math and the blue for language arts. I will be working on getting the grid up soon...but you can see they are pretty big. The language arts is a bit bigger than the math because we have more LA Power Pix than Math in 1st grade that we will be using. The grid will go across the entire board however and rows down only one side. So it is like one big board divided into halves.
Calander and Morning Meeting area! I used one of my white boards for this. I will be putting a Math focus wall to the right for other anchor charts that we will be using in Math. Our math manipulative area is just to the right of this picture and will be the Math Work Station area. The yellow post it notes are just to tell me what goes in that area of the board...I am a post-it planner :)!
I haven't decided if I am going to paint all my baskets yet. This is our Work Station Check Out! Students will look at our Work Stations chart and find the station they should be at. Then they will go get their basket with their partner and find the area of the room they will be working in. This allows me to use so many other resources for each station regardless of the actual work station for that day. For example: One week my Word Work Station may need the overhead in their activity. In this case I would just have them work near the board with their station.
This will be my Book Nook! So excited for this little area. I am thinking about building a tree...perhaps a little hut type area for the students to get in...really working on the design right now...but it will be AWESOME!!!
This is my writing station! I have the little desk that the students can sit at to write as well as mailboxes for each of the students that will primarily be for their graded work but they can send each other letters. I don't have all my "writing" supplies in the station yet...it's all a work in progress. That door you see is the door that will separate me and my darling hubby! :) I am so excited to be team teaching with him this year!
Well that's it for today! It took a lot to get all this done! I spent about 3 hours in my classroom and don't feel like I made even a dent. But I did have to go through a lot of trash and throw a whole bunch of stuff away! Ok...onto planning!