Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by Miss Kirby, Mar 27, 2006.
Aug 1, 2006
Wow nice door
beautiful classroom...i noticed the kids hab box tops in their desk in one of the photos. Does that help with organization for the students?
Anything with giraffes RUFFLES my feathers. Did you illustrate these yourself? You're an outstanding artist!
Actually, I found some clipart that I liked and used my LCD to project it onto paper. I traced a quick outline of it and then set to work painting it. Painting is the hardest part because you cover up your pencil marks. So the details, get difficult but I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Another teacher on my team just loves giraffes! I think she's going to steal him. I better put a surveillance camera on him just to keep him safe. lol
Aug 2, 2006
k.contreras, I love your room, thanks for sharing! What goes in the four little trashcans on top of the kids' coat room area? Or I guess they're trash cans. I bought the same ones from the Dollar Tree, but I don't exactly know what to do with them. Are you using yours as trashcans?
I wonder, is that picture of the person with the clip board suppose to be you?
Also do you have the children's names all on those bananas? That is very cute. Giraffes are my favorite animal, I'm not sure why they have been since I was little. Maybe because they are tall and I am kind of short, hard to know.
Yeah - she kind of resembles me. I was originally going to have a piece of paper attached to the clipboard with all the kids names on it. Sort of like Santa's list or something. But I did decide to write their names on the bananas instead.
I love giraffes too! They are just so cute!!
I bought one trash can for each group to put all their colors, glue and scissors in there so they can use. When they are using them most of their materials will be out while they are coloring or cutting and then they can throw any trash they have in their and the leader will throw it in the big trash can once the activity is over. It is so I don't have a lot of kids getting up to go to the trash can. I wanted colorful caddies to have for each group but this is the only thing that came close to it.
Aug 6, 2006
I love your room!! Where did you get the alphabet with children on it?
Hi Everyone ~
School starts on Monday, so I took some updated pics now that my room is basically done. Hope you like it.
Your room looks fabulous! I love how you have your desk grouped. Have a great first day tomorrow!!!
Thanks! I got them from Lakeshore.
I am so disappointed that I can't see your room Katie. For some reason, I have never been able to view your website. Oh well, from what I read though, you seem to have a nice room.
k.contreres, do you do guided reading with your students? What centers do you have?
Your room is amazing.
Are there any more stores that are celebrating
Youngteacher226 I'm sorry! All I can think is that it has something to do with your Internet settings. Do you have this type of problem with any other webpages? What exactly shows up? I would go up to Tools on your web browser and click on Internet Options. Click on the security (make sure this is at Medium, because I know you can't view my website unless it is at least there), privacy and advanced option buttons and check to make sure that nothing stands out to you.
Thank you for posting those pictures! You gave me a ton of great ideas!
I see we have the same colored mats on the floor, and I also bought those colored baskets you have on the tables to use for browsing baskets (dollar tree???) Your room looks great!!!
thank you!!! i am really pleased with the way it turned out
Very colorful and fun room. Love the frogs. Your students are going to be very excited when they enter. Have a great year!
1st year teacher....your room looks great. Where did you find that carpet? I love your reading area. I'm a newbie too...you gave me lots of great ideas.
Thank you!!! I found the carpet at Sam's Club....my Aunt got it for me for graduation...it comes in a pack of 8 and is like 18 bucks a pack. But the best part is that it is not a carpet, it is a mat and is supposed to be washable so hopefully I can keep it really clean.
yes they were very excited about entering...they were excited all day, so much that i had a hard time keeping them quiet!!! That is something that we will be working on this coming up week!
I wanna post my pics, but it may take me a few tries, I'm not very technical!
You know what Katie, I don't have this problem with viewing any other classroom pictures or websites. That's why I am so surprised that I've tried to view yours 3 or 4 times and still cannot see the links on the page. Whats happening is that I see the design of the webpage like the picture of the school, your weather link, and other things, but it will now allow your links to show up that are going down the page. Its like I see empty boxes with a small red X in the corner of them. I hope this makes sense. But I dont know why my settings and your website are not connecting.
anyone know how to put the album on here?
1st-yr-teacher, wonderful, wonderful room!!!!!!!! All I can say is cute........and I love your word wall. I like to see a word wall that is different than the typical ones we see that are store bought. What do you have in your little cups that you have out for each child???
krwaggie, do you have them on a website or as individual pictures? If they're not on a website already, you can upload them to somewhere like photobucket and get links you can post.
they are in my kodak easy share thing
These were pictures of my room before open house. I found these little cups at Kroger(grocery store) that were made for kids. The top would flip over and close. I bought those and then I saw these frog pencils with frog toppers at a school supply store(my room is decorated in frogs) and I added a book mark. The kids loved it!
One more question 1st yr........where did you get those colorful square things for your children to sit on in group???? I adore your classroom especially since this is your first year and you set up such a nice arrangement. I don't have a classroom yet, but I anticipate getting a job offer in a couple of days.(keep your fingers crossed for me).
Sam's Club...they have them 8 in a pack. My aunt bought them for me for my graduation. They are supposed to be washable. When do you start school(WHEN this job works out)
You'll need to upload them to a website before you can post them on here... try www.photobucket.com or http://www.flickr.com/
Well, I went to my 3rd interview with the school on Friday and I was told that I will hear something either Monday, or on Wednesday when the human resource rep. gets back into town. I've been buying things and anticipating getting the job, but I wont know until I get that call. My mother wants me to just believe that I have it (she's very religious and believes that you should have faith that you will get what you want) but I'll still be waiting by the phone. So anyways, If I get the job, I'll have a classroom in a couple of weeks!!!!!
That is odd!!! If you click on this link can you see the pictures?
Thank you for the link!!!! That totally worked for me. Wow, I finally can see what everyone is excited about. GREAT ROOM!!!!!! Thanks for the awesome ideas!!!
Aug 7, 2006
Katenar, I was having the same exact problem as youngteacher226, in that I could never see the links on your website's homepage, just red x's. When I go to the page you linked above, I still see red x's, but when I click on each, I can finally see the pictures! Yay!!! Your room looks great! I'm jealous of all your cabinet space! Thanks!
1st year I wonder what are the bags on the back of the chairs for? Are they just to hold general things the kids bring or do they have a specific purpose? This time next year I will hopefully be setting up my own classroom and I want lots of ideas.
I plan on using those to hold leveled books for the students only....I may add some stuff later but that is my plan.