Today was the last day that I spent working in my classroom. I am pretty much done and will finish the rest on our Teacher Work Days next week. My classroom is small and is in a portable, but I think I did a pretty good job making my classroom comfortable and inviting.
Here is a final view of my front boards... I love the way they turned out and all of the posters I made look really cute.... :o)
This is the Student Supply Center. This where the students will find their mini whiteboards, calculators, team supply boxes, color pencils for guided notes, rulers, protractors, hole punch and stapler, etc...
In the student supply center is one of my classroom organization ideas, my "While You Were Out" tray. There is a tray for each period. And if a student is absent, the resource manager in the team will write their name on the notes and homework for the day, and put them in the "While You Were Out" tray. When the absent student comes back they look in the "While You Were Out" tray for the assignments they missed. It is such a time saver for me. They don't have to ask me for what they missed. I don't have to keep track of anything. It is all done by students.
This is a picture of my "While You Were Out" tray.
This is the shelves where my students keep their Interactive Math Notebooks. Each period has a shelf and they are color-coded. Color-coding my periods really helps my classroom organization and structure. The shelves look empty, but there will be more on the shelves when school starts.
On the shelf is another of my classroom organization ideas, my Team Folder Holder. There is a file tray for each period, with a folder for each team. I do a lot of team tasks and if I plan on continuing the task the next day, then the team's resource manager will put all of the team member's tasks into their team folder and put it back in the folder holder. This is such a time saver. I don't have to keep track of the tasks, and pass them back out. The next day the team's resource manager will get the team folder and the team will continue on the task. I love it, because again this is all done by the students. :o)
This is a picture of the Team Folder Holder file tray.
There is a small board for "Student Information". This is where I put the schedule and any flyers the office sends to hang up for the students. And a "Superstar Work" board. This is where I hang examples of exemplary tasks and projects.
There is a "Data" board. This is where I will hang the data graphs from assessments.
There is a "Math 8" board. This is where I will hang the student's assessments that were 70% or better. The students love to come in the day after an assessment and see if they made the wall.
This is "My Teacher Area". This is my desk and I love it. It is totally me. I am known at school for being the teacher who likes pink. I love that I have a cabinet behind my desk. I always have the window open. I love the sunlight.
I am happy with all of the work I have accomplished. And I think I will be ready when school starts. :o)