Hello! Boy, I am LATE for Latoya’s Let’s Get Acquainted Linky!!
I hope better late than never holds up in "Blog World"!
This week we are suppose to show 3 favorite spots in our classroom and I could select 2 spots hands down with no hesitation. The third was a tie between three areas.
My all time favorite place in my Classroom is the “Fiction Book Area”. In this area you will find a large blue rug (It is big enough for my all of my students to sit together. They sit here for read-alouds), several large pillows, a sitting bench (with a hidden compartment), and MANY books arranged by series, authors, genres and picture books in alphabetical order. My mom made my curtains to cover the top row. The curtains hide my literature circle books, extra composition books, workbooks, etc.
Next, up is my “Math Area”. Here you will find a brown meeting rug (perfect for a small group), two sitting benches (with a hidden compartments) pillows, math drawers that hold all my math activities arranged by skills, drawers that hold math manipulatives, math rotation board, math picture books, “Words to Know”, and math operations posters.
The last area will have to be our “Classroom Essential Agreement Area and Responsive Classroom Reminders Board”. During the first week of school, we agreed on 4 things that will be a must for our classroom. (They are listed on the brown rectangles that are linked together by ribbon, next to the tree.) The students sign the bottom two rectangles. This brings me to my “Tree of Knowledge”. I put this tree up to cover that ugly pipe that you see above and below the tree. The pipe actually gives it a bit of a 3D look. We call it a “Tree of Knowledge” because once a week the students place a sticky note on the tree with one thing that they learned and one question they still have on a topic we discussed that week. This area also includes our school’s definition of bullying, classroom motto, “I Statement” reminders, consequences, ideas for “Apology of Action”, and fire exit route.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into my classroom. Come by on Saturday and take a look under my “Classroom Pictures” tab. I will be adding several more classroom pictures there.
Don’t forget to stop by Latoya’s blog to see other favorite classroom areas! If you haven’t linked up, leave me a comment and let me know your favorite place/thing in your classroom. I would also love to know your favorite Linky Party!
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