It's official...summer is over. Wah! It always goes so fast! The bright side is that a new school year is starting with many exciting changes and possibilities!
My district will have two Institute Days this week and then the kiddies will arrive on Wednesday- yikes! I've been hard at work trying to pretty up my room for the new year. I'm going to have a BIG class again, 27 is my maximum capacity according to my contract. I'm also going to have a large ELL group this year. So my classroom goals were to create a print rich environment and maximize my student space.
I've still got some work to do, but here is a little sneak peek on my digs this year!
Rainbows and clouds are all over my room this year. They are making me SO happy!!!
I always feel like this corner of the room is dark and unused. I'm happy it's feeling brighter right now with the help of posters and my giant student mailboxes.
Side note...any ideas on how to pretty up that chair without spending money?? Or a lot of time??
I'm thinking leftover fabric and ribbon?
The view from my teacher table over looks student desks and my classroom library. That makeover took longer than expected, but I'm loving the results!!!
Teacher table and ELA Focus Wall
Guided Math is something new for me this year! Along with my district's new CCSS math series, I can't WAIT! I seriously love third grade math... #teachernerd
My school is also implementing PBIS this year and all of the third grade teachers will be housing Clip Charts as our unified system.
Glittery lollipops are still hanging around! Three years running with my Sweet Shoppe theme!
This picture is majorly blurry...BUT my reading bags & the cloud paper are just a happy place right now! Instead of chopping up this giant bulletin board this year I decided to leave it blank to make room for tons of anchor charts!
Over head I have the 6 Traits of Writing and classroom expectations from Molly Maloy. Love her!
The bunting I made for my windows last year makes me smile...as do the rows of labeled bins! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
This closet has had a MAJOR transformation. It was my messy zone. Like...throw it in the closet and shut the door quick before something falls down messy.
Now it holds recess games, prizes for our Sweet Shoppe Trade In, colored paper and copies and oh so much more!
And my last final shot of some glitter popsicles and clouds on my classroom door! Eek!
I'm resting up this weekend and am hoping you are too!!!!