I have always wanted to be a 2nd grade teacher. It is a year of such joy and excitement. I can't wait to get this year started. I have a LOT of ideas, I'm going to stray from the curriculum after I get adjusted to the kids' ability levels and plan on doing a lot of interactive notebooking.
Here are a few pictures of my classroom as of today... Enjoy and let me know what you think!
|These are my Vocabulators, 2 glitter calm down bottles and my |
cute little monthly themed writing centers.
|My library is about as good as it's going to get before open house. I need to|
put labels on the book bins and fill up the other book shelf, but it can wait.
|My small group table. I put it in front of my literacy focus wall.|
|Close-up of my literacy focus wall. I just stuck those posters up|
there to get the spacing right. You can get my focus wall headers
in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here.
|These are the curtains I made into a valance a few years ago. I only used|
4 single panels, 1 of each color, cut them in half and HOT GLUED
them together! I don't know how to sew so that was my only option,
but it has held up great for 4 years now!
|Another little nook under my cabinets. I'm still finding places for things,|
so please ignore the randomness of this shelf! But, don't you LOVE
the 1, 2, 3 bins I found at IKEA!?
|Old discarded keyboards that I let the kids practice typing their|
spelling words on. The rack was left in my room from a retired
teacher, and I couldn't find any games that fit it, so this worked
out perfectly. They were made for each other!
|A view from next to my desk out across the classroom. I just love how|
bright the yellow bulletin boards make the room.
|A small collection of cute little owls! In real life, birds of all types|
terrify me. They are so erratic and fly at people and cars! No thank you!
|The view from my small group area across the room. I love that beautiful|
atrium view. Totally makes up for the weird layout of the room.
|Small group supplies.|
|Writing center that is not completely ready, but looks good for open house.|
|My teacher tool box and some small trinkets. I made tool boxes for|
two of my friends this year for Christmas, too!