Welcome to my classroom! I have been inspired by so many other CI teachers. My classroom is a reflection of all that I have learned/stolen from other brilliant teachers.
The idea for High Frequency Posters was taken from Mike Peto’s post. The vowel sounds posters were something I made my first year of teaching and who knows where that document is! The chairs were a summer project for me. I scoured Craigslist every day, then these beauties popped up- for free! I was terrified to rent a truck and drive it 50 miles, but I did! I loaded up 35 chairs from a church that was giving them away, drove them to my school and unloaded them all myself!
I post my objectives every day. I have some stock objectives in the folder below. I laminated them an attached magnetic strips to them. You can download them here: objectives posters
The Smiley and Happy faces are for a Whole Brain Teaching scoreboard. Here is a great post on how to implement it as a classroom management strategy. It really works for all grade levels! We will keep track of class points in the smaller boxes.
The yellow poster has been stolen from Bryce Hedstrom. You can find it and how to use it here: http://www.brycehedstrom.com/free-stuff
I sewed the t-shirt pillows for a comfortable place to sit during FVR. I also have a Fast-Finishers shelf in the corner. I added Martina Bex’s fast-finishers to a binder there and created a really cheesy cover for it with The Terminator on it. fast finisher terminator
My Persona Especial section, again, stolen from my teaching idol, Bryce Hedstrom. You can download the posters from his site and get them enlarged. The chair was also a Craigslist find- it was potentially stolen from University of Colorado’s library… but I know nothing of that. I covered it with a fancy blanket.
The four agreements will be central to my classroom management this year. Here are the posters: 4 agreements
My no-name wall. With some Adventure Time flair. If you like Adventure Time, and teach Spanish, borrow my poster! SIN NOMBRE
Brand new to my classroom this year: my FVR library and my Jobs wall.
All of the reading posters were taken from Bryce’s site. I then labeled the section using Bryce’s Ranking the Novels sheet. (I cut out each book’s description and used contact paper to affix it to the counter.)
Newly updated Jobs Description Posters are available here.
The bulletin board will be used to display information about La Persona Especial.
Edvard is my travel companion. He is a sock monster and he is SO photogenic! I wanted to share with my students all of the places he and I have visited together- and I wanted to make sure they knew that I really don’t take myself seriously. 😛
I got the whiteboards cut at Home Depot. I just found the whiteboard material and asked if they would cut it for me. It ended up being around $20. The iPads will be used by the Graphic Designer and the Writer. I use popsicle sticks in jars to randomly choose students. I always try to keep my pens and pencils jars full for students. They can keep them.
My growth mindset poster was taken from this picture:
I made a conscious effort to put lots of pictures of my life up in my room. It’s important for students to see us as humans. I also want to tout my achievements and let them know that I am continually striving to be the best teacher I can. (You will also notice Federico, the phone-hungry monster! A great non-threatening way to confiscate a student’s phone.) I’ve also got other friends around, like Billy la Bufanda, and my cutie little bonsai.
Ready or not, here they come!