Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New year, new photos

This year I made faux bulletin boards to remedy my lack of space to hang anchor charts.  Each child has their own drawer to hold their word work notebook, clipboard, Words Their Way workbook/materials and other personal items.

 The rain gutter lives on!  I love having it for our unit books.
 This year my essential questions are written on frames from ikea with dry erase markers and I used A Cupcake for the Teacher's lovely behavior chart.  I don't know if you can tell but they will move glittered magnets that are numbered.

 I love these frames.  I picked them up from Lakeshore.

 This is our computer area.
 Here is our magnetic word wall (the back of three filing cabinets) and our take home library.
 Here is the small group area.
 This holds the students' book bins and a new bulletin board with our reading strategies  (<--- pick up your copy here).

 This is our leveled and fiction libraries.  Nonfiction is held on the other side of the room.

 These bulletin boards are held for writing.  One is for Lucy Calkin's new checklists and the other is to honor a mentor author.

 Here is the math board with book shopping bags above.
 View from the door
 View from the back
 View from the front

 Under this counter is a secret reading area for four readers with push lights!

Here is a close up of essential questions

Below are charts that started our year:

 We have two new hermit crabs, Barbie and Cool!
Another way to do the bar model :)

Hope you have enjoyed!


  1. Love it all! I especially love the FRAME WORTHY FRAMES.
    So cute

  2. Your room looks like a place where great things happen.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First