August 10, 2011

Classroom Pics–Post #1


Tomorrow is the big day! My new first graders come tomorrow and I am READY! Okay- so I am ready .. meaning.. my room is ready. I need a few days off to rest and get caught up on a few hours of sleep before jumping into a new school year.. BUT.. at least Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. I have all ready made a date with my couch and dvr Friday afternoon ..

I finished my room today and took some pictures to share.

Remember I mentioned earlier in a post that my room is teeny tiny compared to most of the rooms I see on other blogs- I am jealous. But, I taught in a bigger classroom for 3 years and I complained during those years that I didn’t have enough room- and I even had 2 HUGE walk-in closets!

 

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I do books or my library area different than most.. mainly because of not having a large classroom. I have a book table where I change books out each week. The books that are on the table go with whatever theme or unit I am teaching that week. Most of the books are numbers and counting .. then I will add in color words and alphabet books. It is also tradition with me that I put out small trinkets, toys or little fun objects on the table.. you would be surprised at how these items are LOVED! I collect items all year to go with whatever we doing at that time.

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Right now- I have VINTAGE smurf figures. These were mine when I was a child- my mom has had them in storage since then. I have at least 50 of them. I have more to put out next week.. These little guys make me so happy!

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Here are my books organized by theme. These are shelves as soon as you walk into my classroom. I keep pocket charts hanging over the front. Mainly because I have no other place to hang pocket charts but it also hides all my stuff too!

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So, have you seen the smurf movie?

13 comments:

  1. OMG....i cannot believe you start school already!!!! I'm in a panic and I do not start until the end of the month. I love your book organization and your blog. :)
    Sue
    http://theverybusykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  2. I really really like those plastic? containers your books are in on the shelf.

    I have not seen the smurf movie :(

    Courtney
    http://frozenin3rdgrade.blogspot.com/

    P.S. You're going to be awesome tomorrow!

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  3. I love that you put out trinkets!!!! :) Good luck tomorrow!
    Kristin
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  4. I LOVED the Smurf movie! I went during the day with the kids but I told my husband he really missed out and we should all see it again this weekend! My kids are trying to collect all the Smurfs from McDonald's Happy Meals right now :)

    Your classroom looks great!I think we all need more room, but our stuff somehow expands to fill whatever size room we are given!


    Jennifer @ Herdng Kats In Kindergarten

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  5. Looks so great! Awesome that your mom kept those little guys! How fun! We did see the Smurf movie and thought it was very cute! It was funny because I told my 5 year old it was a cartoon with little blue guys in it and she said, "It sure sounds strange to me, but I guess I'll go see what it's all about!" LOL! Cracked me up because it didn't sound strange to me at all... generation gap, for sure! But she enjoyed it!

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  6. Looks so great! Awesome that your mom kept those little guys! How fun! We did see the Smurf movie and thought it was very cute! It was funny because I told my 5 year old it was a cartoon with little blue guys in it and she said, "It sure sounds strange to me, but I guess I'll go see what it's all about!" LOL! Cracked me up because it didn't sound strange to me at all... generation gap, for sure! But she enjoyed it!

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  7. I absolutely love how organized it is! It is all labeled so nice and everything! LOVE it!

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  8. Hi where did you buy the bright colored bins for your books?? I love them!!

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  9. I just happened upon your blog and had to smile. My husband has Aero-Smurf still.

    Best of luck with this school year!

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  10. Just finding your blog, through Pinterest! Love it.

    I haven't seen the Smurf movie, but I want to see it. Have you thought about making a download or your book themes?

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  11. Loved the smurf movie, so cute!
    Your vintage smurfs caught my eye, I have a set too!

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