Thursday, August 8, 2013

Classroom is Complete! Here are some close-ups!

 This is the front of the classroom where I keep anchor charts and our Yearly Goal and Essential Question

 Teacher Desk Area πŸ˜

I tried typing out my lessons one year and prefer to write them using my awesome teacher planner and flair pens πŸ˜‰

This is where student materials are kept. They are oversized magazine holders and the binders are kept on the side of the holders. I hate the setback holder thingys, so I am experimenting with this idea. So far, I am liking it. 

I bought these caddies from Big Lots. The long section is for their reading books, the square sections are for pencils and when they do activities where they need scissors, markers, crayons, etc, I use the other two square sections for that stuff. 

This area is for their homework to be handed in, first thing in the morning. 

Classroom Library - enough said! πŸ˜ 

This is how students will check out a book that they want to take home. They each are assigned a number and will use the correlating library pocket. 

I "repurposed" metal shelves aka gave them another use. Here, students use a dry-erase marker to record which book they are currently reading.

This is how I keep track of where students are in the Writing Process. The colorful squares are used for them to sit on when we come to the floor (until our rug arrives) and clip boards are always necessary in a 5th grade classroom πŸ˜‰ Usually come in handy when students want to work somewhere else in the room, not at their desks. 

That is my new classroom! I hope you enjoyed the "tour" and that I've inspired some good ideas for you to use in your classroom!


  1. Your room looks amazing. I love the owls and your color scheme.
    You seem to know a lot about reading and writing. I look forward to reading more from your blog!
    Antoinette :)

  2. Thanks, Antionette! I LOVE teaching Reading and Writing - I use Lucy Calkin's Rdg and Wtg Workshop models. They fit just right for me :) I hope to post a lot more about what I will be doing in the classroom with them!

  3. I am loving those super cute tables and centerpieces!! TOO CUTE :)

    XO, Kelly Anne

    1. Thanks, Kelly Anne! The goal is to make it a little cozy of a room. As we know, there will be a lot of time spent in here :)

  4. Your room looks great! So cute, warm, and inviting!

    1. Thanks, Laura! I was going for the idea of it eventually running on its own so that I can do a lot of small group/one-on-one stuff. And of course, the kids feeling at home :)

  5. So I'm excited to see this. it reminds me of our time. Got an ideas for your owl chest too. love that you still use Holey cards!!! they are awesome.

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