My Classroom - Photos!

Warning: These are from a couple months ago! It's still mostly the same though...
Below is my pocket chart for literacy and math workstations. I took pictures of my kids and made their picture cards and then there are the icon cards for their destination for the day. We are up to two destinations during Literacy Workstations now, so the far left column has a row of icons. We do round 1 before lunch, round 2 after lunch. Math Workstations is the last things we do everyday, and they simply rotate to the next tub the next day. This is so easy to flexibly adjust, and the kids can read it and see where they need to go! Love it! This is all based on Debbie Diller's books on Workstations. Great Stuff!

Below is my display for the numbers and above that I hung up the charts we did for the 4 basic shapes. These will probably stay up all year long.
 This picture shows a few things: on the far left middle is our behavior chart - their names are velcroed on it. Beside that - the sea of pink are the "Jones Bucks" - the PBIS reward money used school-wide. These are earned for good behavior and are spent on treats and special events. Then, at the end of the shelf in the blue basket, is my "Word Work" Workstation Basket. The "Super Star Writers" board is where I post writing work. In the corner I have the Listening Workstation with Leapfrogs. They carry these to a nearby table to use.
 Here is my guided reading table, with the door into my classroom behind it.
 This is a close-up of the Listening Workstation.
 Below my calendar board and activboard I still have some of these rhyming word posters that we made during our rhyming unit. Like my drawing skills? lol!
 Here is the Vocabulary Board and the Calendar Board. Nothing special really...
 This was how the Big Books Center looked - Now I have the books they are allowed to use in a big basket. The blue buckets on the floor hold one table each of letter tiles - a tool used for Saxon Phonics. Each set of tiles is in a little Gerber rectangular plastic box - perfect fit!
 This is the "Library" or "Book Boxes" Station. Each book has a little label showing what basket it should be put away in.
 Computer Workstation: used for the IStation Program. If I could use desktop icons I'd use it for math too...but I have not yet figured out a kid-friendly way to open math websites quickly.
 This is the shelf where the week's AM Centers (before school starts) puzzles are kept. I have a different AM center for each table and they rotate each day (the activities move to another table).
 Uh-oh-----time out Safe Spot! A place to get your feelings sorted out so you can rejoin the class. All our rules are hung over it and the heart was from a lesson about hurtful words early in the year.
 This shelf is the home of my regularly used math manipulatives and the green labeled boxes are the Math Workstation tubs. The labels match labeled work spots around the classroom. Every boxes label has a matching label on the shelf. This area has stayed pristine so far this year - way better than the disaster zone that it was last year!
 This was the wordwall before any vocabulary words went up. The letters are from last year's letter exchange. We are doing a letter exchange this year, too. Still waiting on a few letters and then I'll take down last year's letters and put up this year's! It's a really cool looking alphabet. Sight words go on another alphabet across the room. Ooops - no picture of that!

Somehow I neglected to take pictures of the room as a whole...maybe next time! Basically this covers everything but the four tables and the carpet area (which is under the calendar and ActivBoard.

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-Mrs. Cobb


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