Sunday, August 12, 2012

Classroom Tour

 I've had a handful of people ask about my classroom layout, so here it is!
I'm linking up with Brigid from Brigid's Daily Lesson Log for the Classroom Tours Linky Party!
 Front of the room

Student book boxes

 Listening Center

"Sun-Sational" Word Wall

 Behavior Chart, Daily Schedule, and Objectives display

 Post-it Reading Comprehension Posters & AR Line Chart

 Student AR Incentive Board w/sticker charts

 I LOVE the vowel glue bottles from The Teacher Wife
(Do you see Sneaky E hiding up there?)

 Restroom Passes - Idea from the Clutter-Free Classroom

 Boggle Board - Can't wait to try it this year!

 Class Jobs

 View from behind my desk

 Whole classroom view

 Caught Being Good Box, Monster Drool Scentos, and Reading Incentives!

 Classroom Library

 All ready for the kids!  :)

 Hallway bulletin board

"Writer's Eye" display above windows....I need some border to brighten it up!

And there you have little room in a nutshell!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AR Line Chart

Thank you Pinterest for another great idea - an AR line pocket chart!  Actually, the idea comes from Ms. Simoneaux at First Grade Fresh.  Basically, the idea is to have your students place their class numbers on a pocket chart when they are ready for an AR quiz.  This helps minimize the little arguments over whose turn it.  Click HERE for the link on Pinterest.  Here's how I did mine:
To store the numbers, I plan to group them by color and place them in the bottom row.  This way it will be easier for the kids to find their own.  I bought the pocket chart from the Dollar Spot at Target (of course!).  The numbers are actually "Calendar Numbers' that I found at United Art and Education.

If you'd like a copy of the chart I made, click on it below to download!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sight Words - Challenge List

What enrichment activities do you make available to your higher level students?  Over the last few years, I noticed several high readers flying through my sight word packets and feeling quite bored with the whole process.  I thought I'd try out a Challenge List of upper grade level sight words to keep my strong readers engaged.  I used the Dolch 4th grade words to create a challenge list.  I also plan on creating a second list using the 5th grade words.  Below is the handout that I created.  Click to grab a copy!

Cute borders and frame from The Scrappin Cop!