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  1. Miss Kirby

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    I don't know if there has been a thread like this, but I think it would be neat if we teachers could post pictures of our classrooms. Our desk arrangements, classroom library, centers, etc. It would be nice for some ideas for new teachers, or seasoned teachers looking for fresh ideas! And sharing pictures is so much fun. :) Anyone interested? I'll start if there is interest!

    Sara
     
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  3. Miss W

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    Here's the beginning of this year.
    http://web.sssd.k12.ar.us/southside-east/staff/woodrufh/browse the classroom.htm
    I know next year will be completely different. I'll be in an actual classroom inside a building! I'm very excited. Plus I'll have a sink, cabinets, and a huge storage closet. I'm trying to think of different things, but am hoping to see some great ideas here. I actually have planned a "Welcome to our Pack" crayon theme for the first 9 weeks. I usually change at semester.
     
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    View from the door. You can see the main area of the room and my magnetic word wall!

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    My teask and teacher area, and the technology center.

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    The Reading Garden!!

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    The Publishing Center (Although right now the technology center and Publishing Center have been switched)

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    The calendar wall.

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    This is the area where they turn in classwork, homework,and notes. On that shelf there are literacy supplies and chalkboards/white boards. Also there are the mailboxes.

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    My Caught Beeing Good display

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    This is my easel and the most amazing carpet that just arrived!

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    Finally, My guided reading area.

    That's most of it. I also have two storage cabinets with some posters for management and a math manipulative shelf but for some reason I didn't get a picture of those.

    PS Sorry they are SO huge!
     
  5. Upsadaisy

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    You have a beautiful room. You can graph right on your carpet!
     
  6. Beth2004

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    That is a beautiful room! So colorful! The fifth grade classroom where I'm working as a long term sub right now is pretty "blah." It's always nice to see such inviting classrooms like yours!
     
  7. Youngteacher226

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    Miss Kirby, what grade do you teach? I absolutely love your room. I would like to take some ideas from your class but I just want to keep in mind what grade this is. I wish we all could get that lucky and get a class that size. Wishful thinking in the urban schools.:(
     
  8. Miss Kirby

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    Thank you all for the nice comments!
    I teach second grade! Go ahead and take any ideas! You think it is a big room?? I think it's an average sized classroom. I wish it was bigger! The arrangement makes it look bigger than it actually is. The other second grade teachers are amazed that I got that huge carpet to fit!
     
  9. BeccaK

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    That is a wonderful room! I hope thatmine will be that well arranged and colorful! I think a childs environment is very important...an active environment is important!
     
  10. Miss Kirby

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    Thanks!! It was one crazy weekend trying to get it ready. Coming in midyear was (and still is!) tough.

    Now someone else needs to share! :)
     
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    Carrie's classroom pics

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=i2dqs9x.ct1bh5t&x=0&y=-rm5b5x

    Here's the link to view my classroom pictures. All were taken at the beginning of this year, so the walls look very empty. They are now filled with charts and displayed work. I teach 3rd grade Reading and Language Arts. In the pics you'll see my classroom library, computers, behavior chart and various other things.
    To view the album, click on the blue link that says, "View Photos without signing in."
     
  12. Miss Kirby

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    Wow I love your classroom! Especially Bookworm Beach! :) Thank you so much for sharing.
     
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    camcdade, I love the fishnet of book jackets! That is really cool.
     
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    I am so jealous...your classrooms seem so well made and have so many unique things. I can't wait until I have a classroom all to myself and more things!!! :)
     
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    I love how your room is set up. I like the coin posters, I really wish I could find some like that Maybe a little smaller but big enough to put up.
     
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    My first grade classroom

    You can see pictures of my classroom on my website. Just go to the photogallery and click on the tour.

    www.mrswright.com
     
  17. BeccaK

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    very awesome room! I love the underwater theme!
     
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    I love the box tops in the desks...perfect solution for those "black holes"!!
     
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    Camcdade, I love your reading area. Can you tell me how you hang those charts on hangers? How do you connect the charts to the hanger itself? And tell me about your personalitree. I like the idea but I cant read what the children actually did on the apples. Thanks. I am a teacher in training!
     
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    I think this is a great idea. We need to keep this going. You can get many great ideas by sharing room organization, etc. I'd share my pics but I'm on spring break.
     
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    Thanks for the compliment! I used wire hangers and clear packing tape on the back of the posters. Just taped the hangers flat to the back of the posters with only the hook sticking above the top of the poster for hanging. Makes it so easy to keep out those helpful posters that you may not have wall space for. The kids go grab one whenever they need it!

    I can't take credit for the personalitree. I got that idea from a picture I saw somewhere on the web from another teacher and modified it a bit. This tree is right outside my door in the hallway. I made several banners to hang above it throughout the year as I change the stuff that's on it. Some of the banners are: "Our Personalitree", "Our Activitree", and "Our Poetree". On the first few days of the school year, I have my students complete an apple glyph activity that has them tell about themselves and we hang those on the "Personalitree". If you have never heard of glyphs (as I hadn't before I saw this) you might want to do a search on this site for glyphs and see what they are. Also, if you are interested in seeing the apple glyph I made for my third graders... just send me a private message with your email address and I can send you the copy.
     
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    I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvved your classroom, I'd love being in your class, need an assistant. :) It is so bright and fun. Here I thought I was creative. It's great.....:) :wow:
     
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    All I can say is wow to all of you. You all have great rooms. My children go to a great school and I love all the teachers they have ever had, but none of the rooms has ever looked like all of yours. You all are great and are setting a high standard for the rest of us. Loved the theme Mrs. Rita and I saw your first grade picture and you and hubby you look so happy, congratulations.
     
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    Love the pictures!

    I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful pictures! I am a student teacher, i will be graduating next may with my bachelor's degree in early childhood education. These pictures were very inspirational for me, and made me excited about going into this field. Thank you!
     
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    Wow!

    Miss Kirby,

    Your classroom is wonderful!! Where did you find those amazing bug beanbags??
     
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    Inspired!!!

    You all have such fun classrooms!!!! You have just inspired me to come up with a theme of my own and implement it.

    Any theme ideas???

    Thank you for sharing.

    Katie
     
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    Thank you all for sharing! Your rooms look great. I hope that the pictures keep coming. It is giving me some wonderful ideas for next year.
     
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    Thanks!!! Target!! In the camping section. I bought a bug gazebo too but I haven't had the guts to try it out yet. I don't think it's going to fit. Maybe I'll save it for next year. I get a new room in first grade, so we'll see.
     
  29. Pecas

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    Yes...any good ideas for themes in upper grade levels??? I am afraid to try anything too "Cutsey" in 5th grade.
     
  30. munchkin

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    camcdade, maybe I am just missing something, but I just can't seem to see your picture of your room. Really love to, but it just isn't clicking for me.:( Can you help? All I can get to is literally the Kodak film company website. nothing in there about clicking on a blue link .... Am I missing something?:confused:
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    Munchkin if you can see her door with the fish on it click on it and it will show the pictures, you dont need to put in the user password stuff. :) Good Luck she has got a great room.
     
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    Munchkin--- if you'll look under the yellow "Continue" button you'll see the blue link that says, "View Photos without signing in". I just tested the link and it worked for me. Try again and see if you can get in. Let me know! :)
     
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    Clicking on the door works for me. There will be arrows at the top right corner of the page that will allow you to view the rest of the pictures.
     
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    When I taught fifth two popular themes were Sports and Rain Forest. One year, the kids helped me decorate the room and made it look like the understory of the rain forest. Paper "branches" hanging from the ceiling with monkeys, parrots and all kinds of plants. We did a research unit on rain forests to learn about the rain forest and students added rain forest plants, etc. Our library area was called the "Book Jungle" and each group got to come up with a rain forest-related name for themselves. It was a lot of fun.

    For the sports theme... we had names for the different areas like "Reading Arena", "Science Stadium"... etc. Both girls and boys loved this theme.
     
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    nope. no can do. I clicked through everysingle box, link picture or tab there was and All I get is the Kodak film company website that tries to sell me stuff. There is no link to any classroom, fish door, blue link or anything like you mentioned. guess its just not meant to be.:(
    munchkin
     
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    Thanks for the ideas!:)
     
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    Great room, camcdade!
     
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    Thanks Upsadaisy!

    Munchkin - I'm sorry it's not working for you. I clicked on the link in my first message and it opened for me. Sorry - not sure what the problem is!
     
  39. NCP

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    Munchkin- do you have another browser on your computer? Sometimes certain websites will not work on some browsers.
    Try this link
    http://tinyurl.com/qp5so
    if this doesn't work, check to make sure you don't have a photo block on that page. Hope this helps!
     
  40. munchkin

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    Thanks,NCP. I am not sure If I have a photo block or not. I know this crazy computer i amon sometimes does the strangest stuff. It is afterall my youngest son's inventin/ machine that he built.
    If I can get to someone's school website and see pictues there, wouldn't that mean that there wasn't a block??
    I am not really technically savvy, my hubby swears all electronics go on strike when I am around. :eek:
    Thanks for the imput I'll try again later.
     
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    Here's some older photos. These are from my school I was at last year and the first month of this year. (I got transferred because there wasn't enough students in my school.) I do not have photos of my room now....

    Kelly :)

    My Room
     

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