Welcome to My 6th Grade Classroom!
October 1, 2013 by jlynnrowanliterature
Open House was this past Thursday, and in the couple of hours between dismissal and the start of Open House, I finished spiffifying my room. Would you like to take the grand tour?
My classroom is sort of the transition point between the “still a little elementary” feel of the fifth grade rooms and the “now you’re in middle school” feel of the other sixth grade rooms. But I like making it fun and homey.
Please come in!
The daily schedule, calendar, reminders, etc.
The “Where Are You?” board. Each student has a magnet with their class number on it, and anytime they go somewhere in the building, they move their magnet to the appropriate place so I know, at a glance, where people are. I modified this idea from something I saw on Buzzfeed, where a similar board was made out of a cookie tin.
Classroom rules, aligned to school rules, created and agreed on by my students.
The Homework Board and a reminder that our class has S.W.A.G. (Success, Willpower, Attitude, Goals)
View of the front of the room. See my Common Core Learning Targets?
Perhaps the most important part – the classroom library.
You borrow a book? Sign it out!
Basic literature genres.
Various magazines and books of interest.
I labeled every single dang book! I also didn’t realize how messy this shelf was until after I took the picture.
So there it is! Settled into sixth grade, almost five weeks down and ready for more!