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!