A very decorated high school classroom!

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  1. thatgirlyouknow

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    I've always had trouble finding secondary classrooms that were decorated well (if at all), so I just stuck to it and put a lot of work into my room. Here are some pictures of my high school English class. :)

    Here's the oddly placed hallway when you first come into my room. I store all of the textbooks and such in the cabinets here. (Definitely need to reorganize, though!)

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    Here is the wall opposite of the cabinets. The facebook wall is used to post our weekly academic words. The whiteboard after it is where I post objectives, agenda, bellringer, etc.

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    I love my Bravo boards! Here is where I post some of my student work from each class period (we're on block scheduling). The clipboards make it so easy to interchange work and they help keep it all neat looking!

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    First look of the room once you're really in there. And also, there's my crazy/brilliant/wackadoo kiddo. There's a lab table in the lower corner there that is permanently fixed to the floor, so the room looks sort of big, but it's hard to fit all of the desks in there because of the lab table. :/

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    View from the opposite corner.

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    I use a point system that combines Whole Brain Teaching with a little class competition. This is the tracking board I use to determine which class is the winner at the end of the week. (Winners get a treat!) Also, I post the names of the students who get an A on a test in the Star Scholar section of the board.

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    JUST finished this! It took forever!!!!!

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    This is clearly my area. Yeahdon'tjudgeme. ;)

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    The folders on the wall are for my early finishers. They choose what work they do, place it in the appropriate folder, and I pick up the completed work for extra credit at the end of every grading period. So easy! I am also using the lab table for Small Group Instruction this year.

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    View from the corner by my desk. The faces in the far corner have job names and descriptions next to each one. The map on the right is used to tag the setting from each story we read throughout the year.

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    Ahhhhhh and that's it! I need to clean it all up a bit, but that's the basic gist of it!
     
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  3. JustMe

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    Fun! :)
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Looks great! Most of the classrooms in my school have that "oddly placed" hallway, too (minus the bookcases). I never understood the logic there!
     
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    Cool! Now I'm even more excited about decorating my new, bigger room.
     
  7. thatgirlyouknow

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    Thanks everyone! :D

    I added one more thing today. I usually hang signs above the groups labeling them "group 1, group 2, etc," but I wanted to do something different this year. I went with social networking logos! Now instead of numbered groups, I have instagram, twitter, facebook, reddit, snapchat, pinterest, and yes even myspace. Haha.

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    How many desks are in your room?
     
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    This. Is. Awesome.
     
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    26 right now, not including the small group stools, of which I have 4.

    When I came back from the summer break I was missing a few desks. I don't know how I fit 28 in there to begin with!
     
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    I really love your classroom. It seems so big and inviting!

    I have a tiny portable, with 10 more desks than you and zero storage space. :( I don't have any options to do these things. I'm feeling a little jealous! :lol:
     
  12. thatgirlyouknow

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    :) Thank you! It seems really big, but it's so oddly shaped (with too many doors in the room as well) that it's actually pretty hard for me to fit everything in the room. Even if you can't set up groups and whatnot, you can still have a rad theme! I started with facebook a couple of years ago and it's just evolved into this strange, social media-centered class. Lots of our activities involve facebook, twitter, and instagram themed things.
     
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    Love it! It's inviting without being "little kidish".
     
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    If only my teachers put in this much effort when I was in high school, bravo!! Love the design. :)
     
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    Awesome set up for your students!

    I LOVE the group seating as well.
     
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    Cool! Love the bookcases!

    I've wondered about grouping my desks like that, but I've wondered if it would be difficult for the student on the right to get in and out of the desk? Have you noticed this? I need to look at my desks again.

    Another question with your desks like that ... do your students use laptops a lot? My students do ... I wonder what the cord situation would be like with that set up.

    Hmm. You've inspired me to go take another look at my desk arrangement.

    With CommonCore pushing collab, I've really been disappointed with my rows and the time I waste grouping students.
     

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