Classroom Reveal




WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD

Here it is! What you have been waiting to set your eyes on! My classroom!!!!! I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this classroom! I have definitely had the extra time to put it all together and purge stuff I didn’t need. I have put my heart and soul in this room and it is my favorite room yet!
This is all the way around my room from behind my desk! I love being able to see my kids no matter where I am in the room! I have my desks in groups right now but I am more of rows person. I will see how this set up goes in the beginning. Now for some up close shots! 

This is my "front door".  My wreath usually goes outside my door but I forgot to move it for the picture! The board to the left is who I know who is our of the room. In the blue pocket chart the students will have magnetic tickets that they hang on the boards when they leave the room. Makes it easy for me to double check if there is a drill. I love my Reminder board! I use it to put up handouts or write when something is due! My circle pan is for specials. The students place it outside the classroom and move it depending on what special we are in. That way if I'm not in the room and they don't know where to go it's east for them to peek.

This is where my students will hang their jackets and backpacks. I also have bins for homework, absent notes, tardy slips and notes for me. It keeps down on the disruption in the morning.

Reading Table! I moved this table/area around so many times to get it right! I hope that it will work here! Cross your fingers. I have 2 boards above this space, one for math and one for writing. I like to have spaces for anchor charts for each subject.

My personal space! I love having a desk! I know that some people are against desks but I like to have my own space to step back and plan.  I have a fridge back there and a new Keurig on the way!

I decided to put the word wall on my whiteboard. I used glitter tape to make the boxes! I will hang the words magnetically and the kids can use them when they need them.

I let my kids get their supplies when they need them, as long as I'm not teaching! They are all stored here so they can grab something quickly and get back to work. This year I move it right by my desk because when it was further away they liked to play! 
I love my Smartboard! I have to many games that have been funded through Donors Choose!  I use Brag Tags with my kiddos! They hang beneath the Smartboard.


 CALENDAR! I'm really excited about adding calendar back! I have my hand signals there too because I don't like to be interrupted for little questions, a quick hand signal and I know exactly what a kid needs! I have Character trait cards to add for my kiddos, I'm teaching 1 a week and I'm excited! We have other basic additions to out calendar, number of the day, and counting. At the top of the calendar I hang our special classes cards. We are constantly changing because we have 7 special classes, and being year round means we don't always stay the same! So confusing at times! I also have a note from my new principal!

Books, books, books! I love BOOKS! My yellow chair has been passed down for a long time and I'm lucky to have it! The star on top of my bookself was given to me baby my mentor teacher when I finished student teaching and her mentor teacher gave it to her! I'm still waiting to pass it on!


This is my reading area. I hang my current anchor charts on the "Now Playing" board. As we progress I move them over to reruns and classics. This way if I have to retouch on a topic it is within reach and I don't have to dig for an anchor chart or remake one. In the drawers are all my math manipulatives. The colored tubs hold my centers and whatever the students will need in their centers for that week.

 I LOVE MY SITSPOTS! I ordered way more than what I needed but then I can tell the kids to find a different spot and it's easier than having them try and figure out where to go! I ordered the stars because well, this is Hollywood!

 SUPER IMPROVERS! I'm starting to do way more Whole Brain Teaching this year! I have always done a little, but this year I'm making big steps towards big changes. These are out class rules and their improver levels. They will have their 10 frames and goals on their desks so they are constantly reminded of what they are working for.

This is my library! All of my reading buddies I had donated from Donors Choose. The mini carpets are from IKEA. In the pocket chart I place the center cards for the week. I hang their spelling words on the clipboards for the week. I'm a big fan of differentiated instruction so not every group has the words. On the red pocket charts I place tickets with all the students log-in information for different technology. To the left is my wireless listening center! I was able to purchase this through a grant! 

This is my mini table! I use my laptop and projector here. I love my little black rug from IKEA because I can take my shoes off for a minute and rest my feet! I also keep all of my flies for the week here!

New to my room this year is my Photo Booth! When the kids accomplish a goal I will make them a sign and take their picture. At the end of the year I will make them all personal books with their accomplishments. I will also take their pictures on holidays other important days! This is my library. All my reading buddies were donated through Donors Choose. I hang my center rotations on the blue pocket charts. In the red charts I hang tickets that have all my students passwords on the back I hang their spelling words for the week on the clipboard above their groups because I am a HUGE fav of differentiated instruction!  

I love hanging student work and this is where it will go! I have 4 awesome computers for the kids and 1 iPad. Technology is my friend!  


THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY! 
Thanks for stopping my my classroom reveal! I'm super happy with the way that it has turned out and I hope you enjoyed your tour!!! If you have an questions please leave a comments or email me!


2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your classroom Lauren. I absolutely love the idea of passing down a gift to student teachers. I have one coming this year and I think I'm going to start something like that. I also love the "now playing," "classics" etc. So clever! :)
    Brain Ninjas from Brain Ninja Notes

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  2. I love your theme, and I love how you have boys and girls backpacks separated! lol It's the little things right? I also love your desk with your name in a banner across it .. soooo cool. (did I spell across right!? These comments need a spell checker gah!)
    -Jess
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    Thanks for showing us so many great details in your classroom! I loved it!

    -Jess aka

    The Whimsical Teacher

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