Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mini Classroom Tour... So Far

Welcome to the Cabin!!!(Ignore my ugly science kits by the door!) I painted butcher paper to make my door look like a log cabin. I also decorated the hallway to have an outdoor theme.
It is a work in progress. I want to add fluffy clouds to the sky and a 3D canoe in the lake.

Something new I am trying is this paper organizer for students to turn their work in.
Each drawer has a label for which assignment it is for. This is right next to the door, so as soon as kids walk in the room, they can drop off homework for the day.

Right next to the homework drawers, I have a lunch count. Since I don't have a lot of counter space, I have my students use clothes pins with their numbers on it. They place their clothes pin on the ribbon of whatever they want to eat for lunch. I have a student tally it up during morning work time so I can send it to the office.

Another unique thing I have in my room is a 5th grade timeline. At the end of every month, my students and I sit down and write down everything we learned about in school. I hang it above the SMART board. This is great during conferences and at the end of the year to reflect on what we learned during the year.

I used shiny paper this year and it looks HORRIBLE in these pictures! Sorry! It looks way cuter in person!

During open house I have a Giving Tree displayed. Families can take a leaf or two if they wish to donate that particular item to my classroom. This really helps out on classroom expenses.
I found paint samples at Home Depot in the shape of a leaf. I then printed Avery Labels out with classroom supplies that I would like donated to my classroom and placed one label on each leaf. You can find the labels for FREE at my TpT store. Giving Tree-TpT

That's all for now...

1 comment:

  1. I like the paper organizer idea! I may try that.