Sunday, August 26, 2012

Classroom Tour :)

Sooo....I totally forgot to take pictures of my classroom BEFORE the kids came!! So, you may have to excuse some of the mess! I took these pictures Friday after school and I just didn't have the energy to clean! But here we go anyways :)
This is the look from the door:
 here is the look from my desk:
When you open the door to my classroom and look to the left, I have the students kitchen area that they use during indoor recess (if it is raining) or free choice play, which we are lucky enough to have for 30 minutes at the end of the day:
Straight ahead from the classroom door I have two laptops on top of a sand table, that I desperately want out of my classroom haha we never use it!
Here is the students writing center. I have all of their writing options in the red organizational chart (from Lakeshore Learning) on the wall. They can choose what they want to work on and then they sit at the table seen in the second picture. At this table I also have writing prompts, thematic words, different kinds of paper, markers, glitter pens, colored pens, etc. I want to make writing fun! Next to the writing center I also have the pocket chart center. Students will sit on the little cushions in the pocket chart center (from Lakeshore Learning). If there is an activity sheet to go along with their work, then I have clipboards available to them.

                                   
This is the sink area, you can see my color and shape posters :)
Here is the other computer area. I have 2 desktops and another laptop for the students to use. I also have our word wall in the center of the back wall. This way all of the students can see it :) The title was made using my A to Z letters here
I have our classroom library tucked into the back corner. I wanted this to be a quiet place for the children and have a cozy feel. The chairs are actually from The Container Store (but, sadly, I haven't seen them there again since I got them!)


 My 'Great Work' bulletin board. Also made using the letters found HERE
Next to the library I have a wonderful storage shelf. This really helped me organize all the back to school supplies quickly!
 I also have a long back counter where I have my reading group bins, reading series, and my organizational bins with the plans/activities for the week. This is also my reading group table. The bins on the table right now are for my centers on Monday.
I have these pencil bins on my desk. Right now, I am the only one sharpening pencils, but the kids bring me the ones that need to be sharpened :)
 Here is my listening center. I keep all the books on c.d. inside the crate seats. The headphones I have are wireless which is amazing! 
Lastly, here is our carpet area. You can see our thematic books on the whiteboard shelves and our calendar sentences. I also have the ABC posters and number posters from Tammy at Live, Love, Laugh in Kindergarten. Love her :)
You can kind of see my rocking chair where I sit and the big book stand. In the background you can see where I put my students' birthdays and the Common Core posters from Deanna Jump.
 Here is our calendar. The calendar is from Lakeshore, but I, of course, had to change all their cards out for polka dotted ones :)
 Then, I have the jobs right by the carpet so I can easily change them out on Mondays...the letters are, again, from HERE
If you are still with me ;) Then, on your way out of my the classroom you would see my dismissal chart, behavior chart, and my 'star students' where the children try to earn 10 stickers for treasure box!


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my classroom!

54 comments:

  1. Gorgeous classroom! I have that same calendar! Where did you get the little round cushions for your writing area and the little chair thingies in your library - I love them!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  2. I love the bright, happy colors! Looks great! :)

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  3. Jennifer! The cushions are from Lakeshore Learning and the chairs in the library are from The Container Store! Thanks for asking :) I just added that info into my post :)

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  4. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! It's sooooooo delightfully CHEERFUL!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Your classroom is just adorable! I especially love your job chart, and your hands for the counting by 5s! Congrats! It looks amazing!

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  6. Love your classroom! It's really adorable!

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  7. Super cute classroom! I love how cheery and inviting it is! Your students must love learning there each day!

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  8. Just gorgeous! Your classroom looks exactly as I would expect it to look! Perfect!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  9. Darling classroom! I bought your colorful letters and they do make everything more cheery:)

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  10. It looks great. Love the polka dots. I too have wireless headphones they are fabulous. Last year I bought rechargeable batteries. If you forget to turn a set off you have dead batteries.

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  11. Omg! I love your classroom!! It looks so bright and homey! :) Where did you get your jobs section from?? Also, the star student section - what's that about? I'm definitely going to be using your setup as a guide tomorrow!! :) This is my first year of K (taught 3rd for 4 years) and I can use all the help I can get!!

    Thanks!!

    Danielle
    danielledandrea@aol.com

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  12. You classroom looks pretty awesome

    I love the chairs! I hope they bring them back




    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna P

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  13. Caitlin, if I were a student again, I would LOVE to be in your classroom. It is just so bright & cheerful. Your students will love it. I absolutely adore your "Miss Clabby's Class" sign! Everything looks phenomenal! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  14. It just looks so colorful and inviting! It looks like you put a lot of work into it. :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  15. I love your room! So bright and colorful!! :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  16. I made the job chart Danielle--I will email you shortly :)

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  17. LOVE your classroom! And jealous of the space :) What kind of lettering do you use on your plastic tubs for book buddies, library books and clipboards?? I need to do that?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kristin

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  18. LOVE your classroom! And jealous of the space :) What did you use for your lettering on tubs for library books, book buddies and clipboards?? I need to do that! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Kristin

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  19. What a wonderful place to learn! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. This room is even cuter than I thought!
    GREAT job!
    Mary
    Sharing Kindergarten

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  21. It's beautiful, Caitlyn! Hope your year goes well :)
    Maggie
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

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  22. I love your room! So cheerful. I'm jealous of the new, brightly colored rugs! ;) Where do you get wireless headphones? Do they have to be used with a new/special cd player?

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  23. I love your classroom. So bright and inviting. your kiddos are very lucky.
    Cindy
    kindergartenloves@gmail.com

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  24. LOVE!!! So bright and cheery! I love your banner too!

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  25. The room looks so great! What a spacious room, but so cozy at the same time. =) Those bookshelves on your whiteboard are awesome! Are they magnets? Where did you find those? Thanks!!

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  26. Yes! They are magnetic :) I love them! They are from Lakeshore Learning. I will say, that most teachers that come into my room don't like them. The shelves aren't that deep so the books tend to fall over if you don't have the perfect touch! haha

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  27. I will look for those! Thanks =) And thanks for the warning too =)

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  28. What a bright and cheery classroom! Such a great place to learn!

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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  29. LOVE your classroom! It is so bright and cheery! Where did you get your label for the pencil cans? I was looking at your TPT store and wasn't sure.
    Thanks
    Nicole
    nbivona@dtsk8.org

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  30. Amazing and awe inspiring! I have a week to finish my classroom before welcoming my pupils, and it will sadly not look like that!

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  31. Love your classroom, especially the writing center and the lovely sayings in the kitchen area!

    Shelly
    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  32. Your room is so cute! Love those chairs from the Container Store! I can't imagine having a sand table in my room. I wouldn't use it either. Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second

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  33. I love all of the bright colors!

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  34. I love your blog. I have found some great ideas to use with my class. Im your newest follower.
    Latoya
    Flying Into First Grade

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  35. Forgive my ignorance as I am not a teacher (yet) but are teachers pretty much responsible for all the materials in their classroom?

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  36. Yep, Tiffany, they are!! My room pretty much only came with the tables, chairs, and the school reading/math series that we use. Everything else was purchased or made! I did have a family friend donate books for my classroom library though!

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  37. I love your classroom! I wondered where you got the posters that are hanging on the bulletin board above your writing center. Love those!

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  38. I just have to come back every once in a while because your room is just so darn cute!!!! That's it, I'm buying a plane ticket to visit it IRL!!!

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  39. I absolutely love the sayings/quotes above your kitchen area. Where did you get them? I'd love to put them in my classroom!

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  40. Thanks Brittany! You can find most of the quotes on my Pinterest Page under the board 'classroom quote wall' :)

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  41. Hi, your classroom is very pretty. I'm wondering what you are using to attach things to your walls. Mine keep coming off with glue gun. Is there some type of tape you are using? If so, what kind is it?

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  42. Where did you get your book bins? So bright and colorful!

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  43. Where did you get your book bins? So bright and colorful!

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  44. Nikki, they are from Really Good Stuff! They have so much 'stuff' with bright colors!

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  45. Where did you get your labels for your pencil cans? Are they for sale on TpT? Please let me know as I would definitely like to use these in my classroom next year. Thanks ...

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  46. Gennie, email me! I tried to email you but you are a 'no reply blogger' haha so I can't email you back from here!

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  47. This is great! I love your room. I just found out I will be the new kindergarten teacher at a local school and I'm so excited, but so nervous! Your blog is giving me so many great ideas. :-) Thank you!

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  48. Caitlin, what is the font that you have used for your getting home chart and your clipboards? I have the pack of A-Z letters, but wanted to do something similar for my clip boards! Your room is an inspiration! Thanks!

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  49. Love!!! Where did you get your writers eyes posters?? I NEED those!!

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  50. They were actually a freebie I think... from Live, Laugh, Love in Kindergarten!

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  51. I would love to get a set of your labels for the pencil pails. How can I get a set?

    Thanks!

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  52. Hi Shantel! I think I have them on my computer somewhere! Email me caitlin0225@aol.com

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