Well, I have lived in the room for a week now and so far it is my favorite room I have decorated! I took out all the reds and pinks from last year (I used Schoolgirl Style’s Summer Soiree) and just stuck with the blues (I use a few things from her Paisley, Turquoise, Blue and Green line)! I love how it tones down my green wall! There’s still a few areas that need some work and that’s ok! Sometimes there are things I want to try, then I meet the kiddos and it’s not for them. So I don’t fret about a few areas! The new rug really brings all the blue together, too! I think their favorite thing is the screen saver-it looks like lightning!
here’s the view when you walk in.
this is my closet and one group area to the left of the door. This area is not well defined right now! It will change as I figure out a few things! I covered the closet door in fadeless paper from pacon! I love how it looks!
my double drawer cart is under the desk and holds math manipulatives with my labels
I painted these ceiling tiles a couple of years ago with some friends and hung them for awhile. I popped them back in the ceiling this year above my desk! I love it and now I have two new ones to paint!
this is the end of the built ins that hold fiction books. Right now the writing center is home to all our books that will be passed out to students! I covered all my cork boards in paper and border so they’d look like my bulletin boards.
this is beside the student book boxes. This is my guided reading area. This board will hold our word chunks from Letterland as we learn them (poster is also letterland). Einstein over there is my favorite poster in the room! He’s 5 feet tall! and I found a little “do the math” sign on a notebook one year and made a name tag for him! This was open house night so all the school supplies are thrown in the baskets. I also did not have the seats out yet.
We do three scheduled brain breaks a day. They are great to break up any off task behavior that is distracting everyone, between subject areas, after recess, and when they return from their block classes! I always learned that you should match your music to the current mood of the class not the other way around trying to calm them down with call music when they're wired so that's just something to keep in mind! ... See MoreSee Less
“If we invest three to five minutes for our kids to move in the classroom, we are actually going to optimize the next 45 minutes for learning. That small investment in time has such a big yield for ...
Watching the rainbow 🌈 unfortunately (but not surprisingly) I did not think ahead and we didn't start the experiment until 1:45 with 45 minutes left of school! We will see how it looks in the morning! #walkingrainbow idea from @alwayskindergarten ... See MoreSee Less