The room at the beginning of the day, as I left it yesterday. I love all the natural light that comes in from this side of the building!
So I have no idea what I'll put on this bulletin board, but I'm thinking quotes about reading along with the tumblr pictures I found. I used some old wrapping paper I found upstairs, and it fits in nicely with my color scheme! I also hung up my curtains and unpacked the "animals". Who says elementary gets all the fun? We love Skippy Jon Jones in 7th and 8th grade!
My "poofs" are a little bit bigger than I was anticipating, but almost everyone who came in commented on them, so I guess they will probably be a hit!
This part is kind of a placeholder right now. I thought it would be a good "landing spot" for my teacher textbook and materials, and I can use the bin on the bottom for ISN turn-in
I have my good old sorting hat, an amazing painting done by a student, the stuffed husky, and a framed quote on top of the bookcases.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I loved this set-up last year, so it is back up again!
I keep all the supplies underneath, and handouts for the ISN go in the bin.
Space for Pens, and Pencils (sharpened and need to be sharpened). The small box is for students to leave their ID when they borrow something
These are my favorite NaNoWriMo posters, plus in the middle is a signed poster from Neal Shusterman for Unwind. Above are the MTI Broadway Jr. show certificates
Hung up my Bazinga poster, and put out my "hot read" on the file cabinet
This is my "learning wall" I have my agenda boards as well as a blank middle board. I need to change out the 8th Grade Language Arts 1 to Genius Hour, so adding that to the list! I was so thankful that the custodians let me keep these up over break, as the vinyl was a royal pain to put up last year!This is where I'm planning to keep the running list of what we've learned (Thanks, Kelly Gallagher!) and anchor charts for my Jeff Anderson lessons.
Close up of the board
Request to Retest Handouts, Word of the Day slips, and No Assignment forms. The bin below is to turn in late work
Erin Condren Weekly Pages laminated to show upcoming events and homework
It was schedule pickup today, so I got to chat with many students and parents, which was great! I'm surprised I got done as much as I did with all the socializing, but it was productive and nice to meet new students and say hello to former students!
And now..I'm moving on to planning my Writer's Notebook for LA2, more on that tomorrow! :)