Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#2getherwearebetter - Classroom Reveal!!!

It is finally time for me to give you an official tour of my classroom!! I have somehow managed to keep most of my room design under wraps in order to link up with these amazing teachers - boy, has it has been tough! For the first year since I started teaching, I am in the same grade level and room.  I spent my first week back was doing a lot of purging and reorganizing.

Last year, I had a blank wall outside of my classroom door - this year I added an area to hang cute pictures of my kiddos or work that they have completed.   I used a wire photo cable with magnets that I found on amazon.  BEST idea ever!  My kiddo's first day pictures are on it right now.
First Day of Kinder pictures

Welcome to Miss Watson's classroom!

This is my calendar wall - each day we talk about the day, month, number of days in school, the weather, and any special events happening during that month.  Inside the cabinet are games for early finishers, but I have not introduced them yet.  The games are sorted into letter, word, number, and shape games.

My rules and voice meter are posted on the cabinet next to my teacher desk.

My desk is cleaned?!  Its a miracle!  Or are all my papers just placed on the teacher table while I take this picture....  This is where I spend most of my evenings completing ARD paperwork and analyzing data and language samples so I wanted it to feel warm and inviting.  It is LOADED with pictures of my loved ones.

In kindergarten, we call our sight words "star words" (please ignore that I am missing an S).  As we learn new words, I add them to this cabinet and to our word wall (pictured below).

My morning meeting area from the view of a student (I should have taken this picture landscape for the full view).  All of our whole group lessons happen here.  I store most of our supplies behind the big book stand, but I am looking for a better way.  It seems to just be a big mess back there!

My iPad table is directly behind my students sitting at our morning meeting area.  Once we start using the iPads in station rotations, I will have a blog post about my rules and procedures.  Right now, I am waiting to roll out more than just my teacher iPad until I know the kiddos can handle them.

My teacher table is in the middle of the room and behind it, I store all of my guided reading and math teacher table lesson supplies.  

Finally, these are the only 3 computers I have in my room and my empty bulletin board that will soon be filled with wonderful writing!  On these tables, I also have the students' finished baskets so that when they turn things in, they are pre-sorted by student.

This is a panoramic shot from my guided reading table.

This a panoramic shot from my teacher desk.

 I really hope you have enjoyed my classroom tour!  I had a blast decorating and organizing so it made it hard to not post pictures on Instgram all the time ;) but head on over to my Instgram @iteachlanguageinkinder to see future posts about my adventures in teaching deaf/hard of hearing kiddos.

Don't forget to visit the other blogs participating in this link up - I've got a lot of friends with great classroom reveals! Whats your favorite spot in your classroom?  Do you have any suggestions for a way to store all of the curriculum pieces currently behind my big book holder?  Let me know in the comments below!  Talk again soon, friends!

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