Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Classroom

YES! First two days of school are done! I'm exhausted, my feet hurts and I need a nap but other than all THAT it has been AWESOME! The kids have been great and everyone I work with has had such a positive attitude. I just wanted to put a couple pictures of my finished classroom for everyone before I pass out of exhaustion.

Weekly agenda board- Students come in and write the assignment in their personal agenda so they can keep track of assignments.

Student work area- It is kind of hard to see but I just took clothes pins and super glued thumb tacks to the back of them. Stole this off of Pinterest and now I won't have to spend millions of years putting up and taking down work. GENIUS!

Student Seating

Early Finisher Board- If students finish assignments early they can go to the Tic Tac Toe board and do an assignment. I've chosen assignments that are "fun" but come from other subject areas, such as fun readings, math puzzles and cool writing prompts. Three in a row assignments completed the student gets to drop their lowest daily grade.

Entering the classroom 

Teach nook

The whole classroom

My mini class library

Seating arrangements-  When students come in the first day I had them a card from an identical deck as the one I taped down to the desk. This year I went a little more fun with the cards and got puppy cards! But this way I am not stressing out about putting kids in alphabetical order but I can still give them a seating chart. I love this!

I hope all you teachers out there are having a fabulous start to your school year!

Bed time! =)

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go."-Dr. Seuss

Mrs. C


  1. I love your early finisher board! It keeps students constantly engaged in learning and they are provided with an incentive to do so. Thank you for this great idea!

  2. I would LOVE too see some of the assignment you put in the early finisher board! If possible, please feel free to email me: tquackenbush@outlook.com

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  4. Love the early finsher board!! Could you share some of the math resources? You can email me at davisk@warrenschools.com

  5. I also would love to see some of your early finisher activities for language arts please!! My email is vickieb_79@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

  6. What a fab idea!! I'm definitely "borrowing" this one from you. If you don't mind sharing an assignment or 2 with me, that would be great!

  7. How often do you change the activities in the early finisher board? How long do they have to complete the 3 in a row? Thanks! It's an awesome idea I am stealing for my classroom this year!

    1. I was wondering the same things. Any suggestions?

  8. Great ideas! Please post on how to motivate, keep inattentive students engage and how to motivate? Any novels students love to r

  9. I also would love to see some of your early finisher activities, please!! My email is tarynfrank1501@gmail.com

    Thank you!

  10. I would love to see some of the early finisher activities if you are sharing. My email is kristi.shivers@gmail.com.

    Thank you

  11. I also like to see the early finisher activities you use. Could you share with my email is Jessica.Hoff99@gmail.com