My Classroom: Nearly complete!

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  1. knitchic

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    I like it.
     
  4. Miss Snix

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    Looks great
     
  5. Iteach782

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    I love your walls!! Great room!!
     
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    What a great room :). Love the sky and clouds on the wall!
     
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    It looks great! I like the green baskets you have on the shelves in under the windows. I am going to find some for my shelves.
     
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    I love how uncluttered your room is. Do you really only have 18 children?
     
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    Currently I have 17 registered, but I wouldn't be surprised if I had 18. Our maximum enrollment for kindergarten is 21 and that is what I had last year. With a full class, we get a kindergarten assistant in the classroom, which is a big help!
     
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    I love how organized your room is. And I LOVE the clouds! :)
     
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    I really like your room. I am always in awe of Kindergarten teachers. When I see those little ones walking down the hallway I always think, "Thank goodness I teach 5th grade!" :)
    Kindergarten teachers have to have a lot of patience! I know I couldn't be an effective teacher with those little ones.
     
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    It looks great!
     
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    Beautiful!!! I love how 'crisp' everything looks!!
     
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    I really like this room.

    The older I get, the more I think I'm one of those undiagnosed ADD people. I phase out of even the most important conversations.

    I think that's why I'm obsessed with neatness and things being in "squares" if you will.

    This room could hold my attention far longer than most. Great job.
     
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    Love your room! Clean, neat, organized, the cloud wall is great.
    Questions: Where did you get the large puzzle mat in your group area? Do you remember how much it cost? Also, why no homeliving/housekeeping/drama center ormath or manipulative areas?
     
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    The puzzle mat is actually different squares that fit together. They are sold in packs of 4, so I have 4 sets together. I bought mine at Walmart, but they have them at Home Depot and places like that, too. One pack of four squares is about 10 dollars.

    I have a kitchen setup behind the curtain in the back of my room. Our curriculum is very 'academic', so we don't have any designated time for play... We squeeze it in where we can, but everything is very literacy/math/ and science based. A lot of teachers in my area, myself included, would love to have more time for play and imagination!

    I have math manips in the cupboards at the front of the room and will definitely have them out when doing math with the kids!
     
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    Looks great! How do you mange the "word rings" that each child has?
     
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    your room is gorgeous! I was also wondering about the word rings. Have never heard of them, but am very interested!
     
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    Beautiful room, where did you get your guided learning table? That's exactly what I want.
     
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    Word Rings
    The word rings are a combination of sight words and words that are important to each child (like their family and friends' names). Sometimes homework will be to 'help' mom or dad sound out family names and print them for their individual word ring. Then when the students are writing, they can use this ring to remember spellings. I find pretty soon they have these words memorized, and use their word rings to help fellow students (Hey! I can show you how to write dinosaur!).

    I also have a basket of blank index cards that the students are welcome to use to add to their word rings. Sometimes they will copy a word from a book in order to use it in their writing later on, or take some cards home so mom or dad can help with pet names or other words. They function as somewhat of a personal word wall, but are easily transportable and can be moved to different writing locations.

    There is a detailed explanation and instructions for making word rings in this blog entry (the blog is not my own):
    http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2008/09/for-love-of-words_29.html
     
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    Hoot Owl- I am not sure where the guided reading table is from. Last year every k-2 teacher in our district got one, so it is fairly new.
     
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    knitchic, you might want to fix the typo in the first line of your second paragraph in your word rings post.

    (Normally I wouldn't point it out, but I thought you might appreciate it...)
     
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    Heh, it made me giggle.

    Your classroom is beautiful! I love the word ring idea and just may be using that.
     
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    It looks great! :)
     
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    Oh my goodness! Thanks for letting me know! My cheeks are red :blush:
     

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