It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. BACK TO SCHOOL! This was my first week back and I am recovering… so far, so good. I wanted to take a second, during this long weekend, to welcome you all to my classroom! I am linking up with Swimming into Second to Show off my Space.
I went out on maternity leave a week before school got out, so when I stepped back into my classroom a week ago to get ready for Back to School I was shocked to see that ALL of my furniture had been moved into one corner. I guess they cleaned the carpets, which is GREAT, I just wasn’t expecting wasting a day to move things back to where they belonged. Anywhoo, this is how it was a week ago and….
This is my back wall. I know the Chevron is trippy, BUT once work is hung on it, it calms it down. The middle board, my interactive Synonym wall, is one that I am so excited about. I added onto it from last year, I blogged about it here. I have had a lot of teachers purchase this set and I can’t wait to see pictures of how theirs turned out.
This is where I conference with my students and I also use it as my desk area since I got rid of my desk 2 years ago! If you are considering going desk-free, DO IT! It has reduced so much clutter for me!
Looking out from my back corner, you can see the entire other side of my room. I have a class of 30, so I made 5 groups of 6.
Mr. Potato head sits here and he serves as our whole class incentive. They earn a piece of his face each time the entire class is on task or brag-worthy. Once his face is completed they get a party of some sort…. Popsicle, pop corn, extra PE etc.
Lastly, this is my Data Wall….
Our school is BIG on AR and in the upper grades their goal is to read one million words. On the ribbons I hang $100 dollar bills each time the read 100,000 words for AR. It looks really awesome when they start earning them and at the end of the year they get to take it home as a trophy.