Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cute Classrooms

One of my favorite things to do in my job is walk around a school when the teachers are at lunch! They leave and I begin to stalk their classrooms! Teachers are so fabulous and we can all get ideas from one another. Isn't that the best? I travel the country and get to snoop in teacher's classrooms and I am paid to do it.  So here is a classroom that made me so envious. I hope you can get some ideas from these pics...

Here was a door I could not HELP but want to enter! A party inside is RIGHT! This is only the beginning of her FUN room.

Then there is the classroom constitution. I love this. I love that it is written in kid language and that they have all signed it. And of course the fun change in FONT makes it CUTE! When I go back in the classroom, I want to be CUTE like this.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in were her TABLE POINTS on the board! This is so much cooler than Table 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. I'm so doing this some day!

Look how she organizes her intervention groups! The school (or maybe just this teacher) calls it Pow Wow time. Team Morales- you are such a clever gal!

This is such a simple thing but I love it too. The year I left the classroom is the year that having standards posted became a requirement. I would do it similar to this if I were back in the classroom with a pocket chart underneath it...

This is how she has her magnetic letters organized.
I really thought this just happened in cute Pinterest classrooms, but here it is in living proof!

More cuteness! Look at what a great CAFE display this is! WOW! My classroom is looking awful compared to this one.

I'm not sure if you can tell in this photo all that is happening. The "people" are one per student and their shirts are decorated with things that are their story ideas. Never at a loss for something to write about in this classroom. Then below it... it says we are a caring family of thinkers... learners... writers... scientists.. mathematicians... etc.

Look her cute "What's a Kid to do?" Sign!

Here is my favorite way to teach kids expectations. This is her chart for Station Expectations. What it looks like, sounds like and feels like.

I tried to save the BEST for last. All of my books are in my basement in plastic tubs, but this makes me want to dig them out and get a better display! There are books that are in the classroom library for students to have access too and those are in cute tubs, but what about OUR books? The ones we use certain months or for certain lessons? Doesn't this make you happy? Don't you want to do this for yourself?

Doesn't this just make you happy? When I go back in the classroom I will have a lot to live up to. Traveling the country has raised the bar of good ideas. Thank you to Mrs. Morales for sharing her room with me and with my BLOG readers.

What's your favorite thing about your classroom?

What would I want a picture of if I came snooping?


1 comment:

  1. My favorite has to be the way she organized her books!! Seriously, how genius and easy!! I need to get on it! :)


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