2nd Grade Classroom Pics

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  1. StickyNotes

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    I see some of the other grades have threads with their classroom pics. Does anyone else have pictures if even from last year? I get to go into my classroom next week (just moved into it at the end of last year so everything is EVERYWHERE). Will post when I get it set up! Can't wait!
     
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    http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/kcontreras19/

    This is the link to my class pictures last year. I am not planning on changing it much. I just want to put my teacher desk in front of the window and move the library to where my desk was. I probably wont go in until next week to fix up my room. I'll take some new pictures then.
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing! I love looking at classrooms for ideas. I have yet to set up my classroom (I am a new teacher). How long did it take you to set everything up? I really like your classroom library!
     
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    Here's my classroom from the beginning of last year. I'm keeping most of it the same, as long as I don't have to switch rooms - which is still up in the air! :eek:
     
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    Last year, I went in on the first day to just set up the furniture the way I wanted it; the next day, I set up the bulletin boards and unboxed some items. It took me about 3 days. I'd say I stayed there about 3-4 hours a day.
     
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    I noticed that you have cubbies in your classroom. We moved into a new building last year and cubbies were added, and I wondered what do you have students put in there? Last year I had them put coats and backpacks and things that wouldn't fit in their desks, but that didn't seem too efficient.....
     
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    I LOVE your birthday display!!!!! Great idea!
     
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    Thanks! It works out well since we do graphing in the beginning of the year. It is also helpful if I need a student to get something from a cabinet for me. Instead of rifling through all of them I can just say that it is in the "November-December" cabinet! :)
     
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    The kids would put their backpack or coats in them; each student was assigned a cubby; however, through out the day backpacks and coats would be falling out of them. In the small cubby students would put some of their materials from their desk since the desk were getting very messy. I use some cubbies to store my own things.
     
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    You guys have done a great job on your rooms. I won't be able to set-up my classroom until the very last week of summer due to construction. My classroom is always the last classroom to be waxed and clean because it is next to the office.

    I went in today and boy what a disaster and a mess. I could not even get to my closet. I told the custodians I won't be back until the last week because I do not see my room getting done. Oh boy... What until I tell my co-teacher! Yikes!!!
     
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    Oh, that's this year.
     
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    This thread is wonderful! As a COE student who's been bogged down with one theory class after another (and is wondering why her college doesn't offer more hands-on training), I really appreciate seeing how actual classrooms are set-up. Thank you!
     
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    Your room is wonderful. How many students will you have? It looks like about a million chairs.
     
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    Mrs100, your classroom set-up looks so inviting!
     
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    Miss_W, your classroom looks so huge! You have it nicely decorated. I noticed that your students' desks are mostly in rows. Sorry if this is a silly question (I'm a COE student), but can you still get your students into groups easily? My professors keep stressing to put the desks into clusters, but I'm leery of doing that because of visual reasons (e.g. students not easily seeing the chalkboard, etc.).
     
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    Wow, Valindy your room is very cute and so neat and tidy! What is that colorful bulletin board over by the door with the frog on it? Is that Mountain Math?
     
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    I will have around 24 students (no more than 25). I usually start the first 2 weeks in rows so I can learn the students names, and it gives them a transition from 1st grade into 2nd. I like to have their undivided attention while I'm teaching procedures. After 2 weeks we move into groups. I change my desk arrangement every 3 weeks (for my sanity mostly). It helps the kids work in different groups, and keeps the noise level down.
    Cooperative groups are great as long as you teach the kids how to work in those groups. I don't really worry about my kids being able to see the board, since I teach all around the classroom. I train my kids to turn their chairs to face me when I am teaching to the whole class. So if their backs are to the board and I go to teach on the board, then they know to turn their chairs around.
    My principal came in for my formal evaluation last year and saw the kids doing this. Later in our post interview, she stated that she knew I did cooperative groups a lot because the student knew what to do without me prompting them. As long as you teach and reinforce your procedures, it really doesn't matter what direction the students are facing.
     
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    I have to laugh - all your rooms are so uncluttered and big!!! I will take some pics of my aussie classroom today (halfway through our school year) - I have so much stuff in it! hahahaaha:)
     
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    beanie-

    when is your last day of school?
     
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    December 21st is the last day of our school year and we return at the end of january. We are 4 weeks into our 3rd term.
     
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    Does your whole school use Tribes or just you?
     
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    our whole school uses it - we have 3 teachers heading off for training in the coming weeks, then our whole staff will be trained in Tribes.
     
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    I love your classroom! Your white board looks really nice. Did you add electrical tape or something? Also, I couldn't really zoom on your pictures, what categories are on your board with the tape? Looks great! :clap:
     
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    I'm a first year teacher and although my room is nowhere near being finished, I snapped a few pictures today.

    Here is my outside bulletin board (I borrowed the idea from a member of this board... Steph-ernie!)
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    Here's my desk area...
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    My reading chair & palm tree (it even lights up!! lol)
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    & my word wall. :)
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    I decided that since I already have so much going on in my room... that I would cover all (5) of my bulletin boards in the same blue fabric. I love the way it turned out.
     
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    Well, I went to school to pick up my class list and say my room and went YIKES!!! :eek: The construction is still going on and my room is filthy. Oh well!!

    School starts in less than 3 weeks and will not be able to work on it until after I go on vacation. I wished I took pictures of before and after. In fact, I ask a custodian if you take a picture for me. Well, see what happens. I cannot stress about it. I do have what I am going to do for the 1st week of school.

    I have to say that all the classrooms look great and inviting. I would love to be in each of your classrooms as a student!!!
     
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    TraceGal, I love how colorful and coordinated your room is! It looks like a very fun place to be. Your new rug and the circle blinds are my favorite!

    i CANNOT wait to get into my classroom :)
     
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    Your room looks so inviting! A couple questions for you. How do you have your dry erase board sectioned off? What kind of light bulbs did you use in your lamp behind your book shelves? I bought the same lamp and I haven't bought the bulbs for it. Thanks
     
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    Beanie, I LOVE your classroom! It is so colorful and cozy. This will be my 2nd year teaching 2nd grade and I am getting a head start organizing my desk because last year it was a mess---everyday. That is hard to ignore when I am constantly frustrated with the kids' messy desks. I really liked the reading area with the pillows and am hoping my parents will donate some to our class this year since we did not have a designated area last year. Do those supplies bins stay on their tables all year?
     
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    TraceGal, where did you buy your reading rug? Was it more than $200? I'm hoping to get one this year. Ebay has some for less than $200 but I'd rather NOT do online shopping!
     
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    TraceGal,

    I love your room. I cannot wait to redecorate my room but will have to wait until I get back from vacation!!!
     
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    Nice bright room, TraceGal. I love the color scheme.
     
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    I love your room too. I'm a color girl too! :rolleyes:
     
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    I love the dangles on the blinds...they add so much!
     
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    Here's some pictures of my 2nd grade classroom. I have been looking forward to posting them, just took me a while to have the time to do it. My room has a Jungle/Safari theme. The kids absolutely adore it, and to be honest I do as well. I am actually pretty proud of my room. I love being able to trasform a boring drab room into a bright, warm, welcoming place. I am big believer that your classroom must be conducive to learner. Check it out. Let me know what you think!:cool:

    http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i307/nikki21marie/My Classroom/?start=all
     
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