It is finally here! Drumroll please……..
Welcome to my classroom! My mom had this sign made for me for a Christmas gift – isn’t it cute?? My student’s don’t always look so attentive like those model owls there…. but we are working on it!
Up next for your viewing pleasure are tons of photos of my jungle themed classroom! Your eyes might go crossed….. I debated splitting this post in two, but I am slow enough getting posts out as it is! So I will try to talk less and have more pictures! Try…..
Here is the view from the door and main entrance to our room!
Here is the view from the back door of our classroom. There are tables on the other side of those shelves and the kitchen set as well.
My students do not have name tags. There are enough seats for all 26 students, but I do not do assigned seats, not even on the first day! It takes training and practice but is a HUGE help for Daily 5 and learning to self-select and monitor our choices! I will give that its own blog post sometime! I LOVE IT!!
Here is our meeting area. Yes, that is a massive tv – I think the surface of the sun is smaller. But we use it for our brain breaks and it is awesome! It connects to my computer and my iPad.
View of the art area, supply station and one work area. This is right behind my teacher chair at the rug/group area. In the supply area you can see our caddies, which hold glue, scissors, and pencils. Then there are our crayon cups which are one of my favorites! You can read this post about how I use them.
The alphabet and color posters I created this year for my jungle theme and they are available here.
Classroom library. I love my classroom library…… it makes me very happy! The “read” letter signs were a free download from TpT, but I can’t find them anymore on there! I would like to link to them, so if you know who made them, let me know!
The learning center signs I LOVE. I purchased them from Profound Brunette Educational Designs here on TpT. They state the center and the objectives for that center! Kindergartners learn through play and these posters are a great visual for parents and administration!
Home living area. Notice that my play areas/centers are throughout the room, with work areas throughout. This was very intentional. That blue table you see is a work table throughout our day, then used in home living for play during our center time. Students may sit in any center at any time to work – they just know (are taught I should say) when it is class time and when it is center time!
Here is a fun sitting area (my friend hand painted these chairs – and the other animal print furniture in our group area!!) and the shelves for math manipulatives and puzzles/games. The white rectangle on the lamp is a label that says “lamp” hehe we label everything in kindergarten, even the door!!!
At the back of my room are the computers. This picture looks like it was taken in a cave… I do turn the lights on, I don’t know what happened. As for the computers…I haven’t turned them on yet…… technology rock stars please don’t throw stones. I will get there I promise!! There is another work area back here, and more current than this picture I have kids’ creations hanging from the clothesline! The shape posters are available here.
To the left you can vaguely see a poster that says “Math with the Teacher” – I am trying math Daily 3 this year and these were a free download from Jenna Stuckert here. They are super cute!
My CAFE board. I do use CAFE in Kindergarten! I use the Emergent reader menu – it aligns well! You can get these CAFE posters free here.