Friday, September 3, 2010

Classroom Tour

Birthday Board

Center Rotation
Each year I group the students by ability and then create four heterogeneous groups.  By grouping my students heterogeneously they are able to work together to complete center work.  Since my classroom has a fish theme each group is named after an ocean animal.

In my classroom everyone does their part to take care of the classroom.  Each child has a chore. Everyday I move the names down one and put the bottom one on top.  The students get excited to see their new chore each day!

Word Wall
Each week we add words from our stories to our word wall!

Mini File Folder Word Wall
To help make my word wall more user friendly I created mini wall walls!!  Inside each folder is a list of all the words, beginning with that letter, we will learn during the school year.

Center Work Display - "FINtastic" Work

Classroom Library
I store all my books in baskets so the students are able to see the front over of the books.  I also group books but subject or author to help students find books they are interested in reading!  It also helps them put the books back! :)

Classroom Objectives
If you work at a school like me we have to display our objectives daily.  I got the idea to post them in a pocket chart so they can easily be updated.  I store the objective sentence strips in a closet on a ring by subject so they can be used again!

Pencil Baskets! 
Each student has a pencil basket that stores their crayons, pencil, glue stick, scissors, spaceman, and stickerbook. 


Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

I love the mini word walls! I'm so doing that in January. Where do the students store their individual pencil baskets?

Stephanie said...

My students keep these pencil bins on their desk. I love them because the students are able to carry them to centers.

Plants seeds of knowledge...for our future! said...

I absolutely love the idea of the mini word wall! I want to add that to my word wall! A fabulous idea for my kinders when they are trying to write to be able to grab the mini word file! Thanks for the great idea!

Unknown said...

How do you manage having two word walls? I would like to either do one or the other (portable or not) and I cannot decide! What benefits do you see from using the portable one??

Ms. J said...

Your pencils boxes are so cute!! Thanks for sharing some pics!!

Miss J@smilescrayonsandendlessstories

Melinda said...

Your birthday wall is gorgeous - did you make the cupcakes and candles yourself?

كاسكو said...

How do you know all the words they will learn for the year