Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Finally...a back to school post!

Wow! It has been a long time since I last blogged. I am sorry for being MIA! I have been busy with life and the beginnings of a new school year. I forgot how exhausting August and September are! 
A little late but here they are-my classroom pictures for this year. 
This is how it looked when I started...keep in mind EVERYTHING (except what is on top of the cabinets) came home this summer...talk about packing up! 



 Once I began, it started to flow! 

The view from the door...


The view from inside the room...

                    This is the library with student book bins. 


This is behind my teacher table...I love my new little cabinet!
 Here is how I organize myself for the week...
Part of my reading focus wall...The red cards are Secret Stories. I LOVE these! (I am working on backing them with black so they stand out more.)
CAFE wall....
More of the reading focus wall...The class promise has been moved to a bulletin board to allow for more anchor chart. (I removed the "with the Cat" since I was missing a letter!)
Here is a close up of tthe class promise...this can be found here at TPT. Loved it!!!
The characters around the promise came from this unit
The word wall...
 The writing focus wall...this is a work in progress! 
I use the carts to store word work and math stations...
Bucket Fillers...
Daily schedule...and jobs...
 Math Maddness Calendar wall...some free activities here...
 Calendar cards are here...
So, that is how my room has come along in the past month!

In other news, I am now writing a weekly blog at Education World. Last week's post was all about CCSS. Since we are working at unpacking the Common Core Standards,  I have been reading and researching like crazy! You can read about one of my latest CCSS purchases here

I promise I'll be back soon with some more updates!

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