Outside. I had to move the owls over because we got mailboxes this year.
My name tag from Kasefazem. Love it!
What a student will see upon entry to my classroom!
A wonderful and very crafty colleague of mine created a curtain to go over this bookshelf that holds multiple copies of guided reading books. This way I can access them for groups but the students won't get in to them before hand.
This is very similar to last year. Organized bins, lots of Peanuts posters, and my board that I got a couple of weeks in to last school year.
This is my student work board. I use sheet protectors so that I can slip their work in and out each week without stapling it up and ruining the paper each time. Because of this, I didn't even have to change my bulletin board paper this year, just the border to change things up!
My main bulletin boards and classroom library and reading area. Students love the "Opening Soon" signs. It makes them very curious about when this marvelous library will open!
Side view of the reading area.
Side view of my desk area. I am obsessed with the idea that I will keep the space behind my desk neat and organized this year!
Front view of my desk area. Hate those cords but that's about as ruly as I can get them to be.
View of the front from the back.
Last year's end of year book reports became this year's open house book preview!
One of my favorite areas. My behavior chart, daily schedule, objectives, my clock with awesome hands (bye, bye digital clock), a Snoopy poster given to me by a very sweet colleague, and a peek the place value owls that I created!
My cubbies! I bought little containers for their extras for each cubby and put a sticker on the front with their number on it. I'm going to put photos that I take throughout the year on the decorative squares on the cupboards. Again, I have my crafty colleague to thank for the awesome curtains!
We've come full circle: my mailbox and supplies area.
When the students came in for open house they were excited about everything that they say, which made me feel really awesome and told me that my hard work will definitely be worth it. I can't wait to get started with them on Tuesday!