My lovely first graders will arrive on Tuesday, and I'm sure I will have the first day jitters like I always do. As I enter year 10 of teaching, it's amazing how nervous I still get! I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. However, knowing that I have the first 2 weeks planned and materials prepared, I'm hoping for a smooth transition.
Before I get to my classroom reveal, I want to remind everyone how important it is to find BALANCE. Remember to take care of YOU as we start this busy season. I am making sure I get my workouts in after school and drinking my Shakeology every morning to get the nutrients I need. Take time to relax and breath. It's so, so important!
Now, the moment you've all been waiting for. (or at least I hope so!) ;) I don't know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the classroom pictures on Instagram and Facebook. I have learned so much from each of you and only hope that you can find something here that you can take to your own classroom. Drum roll please, and I now introduce you to my first grade classroom!!
|This is how I organize my weekly supplies. First, I plan, then I place the copies and materials needed in these bins. It's a great way to quickly grab what I need throughout the day!|
|This is a view from my door. Where the rocker and easel are is where my desk USED to be! Best. Decision. Ever! I have so much more room!|
|Front of the room! 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Calendar, Lunch Count!|
|Teacher resources and organization!|
|Better view of this!|
|Transportation chart! I need to add the magnets with their numbers too!|
|This is our Student of the Week board! the students will place index cards in the correct spot, bring in their favorite book, and a framed picture of their family. The Student of the Week can be found in my decor pack HERE.|
|View from the back of the room.|
|As I mentioned, I got rid of my desk. I was able to get everything that was in or on my old desk here. In addition, I still have room for my guided reading and math group materials!|
|My new "desk" and small group area.|
|Word Work centers go in here. I have placed the labels on with Velcro so I can easily change them.|
|Backpack area, leveled readers, and birthday board! (These circles are free in my store, and I also have other sets and numbers!) I will add their pictures to this!|
|Focus board waiting to be filled!|
I hope you all enjoyed seeing my room! Stay tuned to see a post of other classrooms that are featuring my decor packs!! Have a great year everyone!!