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We start school with the students next week, so I have been really busy the last couple of weeks getting my classroom ready. I have a different schedule this year. I will be teaching two blocks of 8th Grade Common Core Math, one period of AVID and I will be a Math Coach for one period. I am a little nervous because I am taking on two new roles.
I am so excited because I spent a lot of time getting my room ready and I am really happy with it. I have a small portable classroom and I wanted to create a comfortable place for students to learn because they are with me for an entire block.
This is a view of my Interactive Math Notebook Shelf. I loved my Growth Mindset Wall so I did not change it. The shelf under my "Change Your Words" wall is where my students keep their IMN and their iMath folders. I also added a spot for AVID Student Portfolios, and AR Reading Journals.
One of my classroom structures is my "While You Were Out" tray that is on top of the shelf. This is where I put the notes for students who were absent. They check the tray when they come back to class. :o)
This is one of the corners in my room, with my AR library and my AVID WICOR wall. I love my zebra curtains. :o)
This is a view of my front boards. I loved my saying: HAVE GRIT! Learning is not easy... Dig deep and EMBRACE STRUGGLE so I kept it, but I changed the letters. :o) Underneath my whiteboards is my Mathematicians "Say" word wall. This is where I will put all of the academic vocabulary words that I want students to use in their team discussions.
This is a view of my back wall. This is where my "You are a Genius" wall and my "YET" wall are. This is also where I put Team 7 and Team 8. The student information board is by the door. The black spaces on the wall are for student work. I have a data wall and my Math "Rockstars" wall for my "Rockstar" competition.
This is my new iPad cart. I am so excited that I finally got my new iPads set up and I love my new zebra organizer.
This is a view of my teacher desk area. This is where I spend my lunch time. :o)
This is a view of my "Student Supply Center" with my new "Thinking is" wall. This is where the team's Resource Monitor will get the team's supplies and where the student supplies for iMath are.
In my student supply center I have: paper, rulers, calculators, protractors, pencil sharpeners, whiteboards, dry erase mats, graphing whiteboards, team supply boxes, color pencils crates, dry erase markers, staplers and hole punchers.
This is a view of my classroom from the door.
This is a view of my classroom from my teacher desk area.
Thanks for stopping by.... I hope I have inspired some ideas for your classroom...