Saturday, August 6, 2011

Classrom Progress

I didn't work as much this week as I wanted to, but did get some stuff done. As promised, here are some pics: (Sorry for the poor quality.  I only had my iPod.)

This is the east wall.  I am lucky enough that I don't have to take down my bulletin boards each year.  I left these two up.  Saved me a lot of work!
Here's a closeup of each bulletin board:
My award-winning reading board.       
Writing process board.  Each boat has a step in the writing process on it (prewriting, drafting, peer conference, revising, editing, publishing).  The students' names are written on fish taped to clothespins.  The students move their fish as they move through the steps.  On the right side, I'll put anchor charts for writing.
Two views from the door into the room.  As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do.
 I got my easel all organized and ready for teaching:

I also covered these two bulletin boards on the North wall.  Nothing special, but here they are:
This one I use just to put up reminders and such, because it's behind the big metal cabinet.

New this year will be a classroom behavior matrix.   It will go here.

I am working on curtains for my windows. Hopefully, I'll be able to post pictures of them soon.


Mrs. Crawford said...

Looks great! The blue backgrounds are so calming.

Mrs. Franklin said...

Love the writing process idea! Way to go Rach! Looking good!