Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome to the Hive!

I was a bad, bad blogger last year as I transitioned to a new state, new school, new apartment...but I vow to do better this year!

I am starting this year off with my classroom reveal!

My bulletin board in the hall (I got that pocket chart HERE)

The inside of my door (I have not yet decorated the outside - I am waiting on a special sign with my name on it!)

View from the door

Turn to the right to see the restroom, word wall, and those gray shelves are cubbies for book bags, lunchboxes, and jackets

Better view of those cubbies and my desk (I know that clean look will NOT last long!)

My personal books (some of them), class pictures, and unit binders

Word wall and my instructional assistant's desk

Counter space with my new mini-fridge

My mom made that stitched picture for me when I started teaching

Puzzles tucked under the counter with my super-cute bee RUG

 Math center - that yellow square outline will gain a new numbered bee each day of school and will become our 100 Days of School chart

The door to the playground and our writing center shelf

Reading center
 Reading buddies

The instructional assistant will teach small groups here, including guided word work

Dramatic Play and Computer Center

I must have missed my listening center - it's under the Daily Five wall there on a trapezoid table, but this is my calendar and white board

My area - for small groups and planning

The schedule (tomorrow I am going to post the "specials" classes with velcro on the window) and attendance chart

Close up of the awesome little chalk-board buckets I found at Target in the dollar bins 

I am loving my theme (maybe I can expand on it throughout the year or for next year!) and I am looking forward to this brand new year with my new crop of kinders!!