I am in the process of finishing up my Pirate Place Value unit. This will be an interactive bulletin board. (Sorry about the glare!) It says "We arrgh learnin' about place value!"
Turn to the right...
2 of my 4 computers in the corner.
View from the front of the room.
Looking toward my desk.
Small group table, reading area and the other 2 computers.
View from my desk. The 2 black crates have stuff that needs a home in it. That's about all I have left to put away! They are sitting on top of the desk for my student teacher. (OMG, I cannot believe, though honored, that they think I am qualified enough to have TWO student teachers this year. I am still new at teaching and still learning myself!!! I would appreciate any pointers you seasoned teachers have. This will be my first experience, other than my own student teaching 6 years ago!)
My lovely lockers.
One of the nooks. Students can do partner activities or read here. The shelf will house math manipulatives and games.
One of our educational stores had a closing sale; I picked up this book rack for $15! It used to hold teacher books at the store but now it holds books for my students. I really like how it displays them! I am in the process of labeling the different genres so, in the meantime, you will see purple sticky notes everywhere!
The other little nook. This will be for partner activities and vocabulary word display. Not exactly a word wall, but I guess you could call it that. There are more student books sorted by genres in the drawers and containers on top of the drawers. We recently had a reading specialist visit our school; she advised us to place books away from reading areas. (Can you spot the purple sticky notes?!!) I also made some of those cute little crates a lot of you have been making recently. I am not sure how well it will hold up 4th graders but I'm willing to give it a shot....
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