One of the fun parts of being a teacher is getting to set-up a classroom. I know most teachers spend hours dreaming, thinking, and pinning about what their classroom will look like and how everything will be set-up.
My first two years of teaching I had a specific theme---Dr. Seuss. All the other teachers at my school had different themes so I decided to as well. I loved my Dr. Seuss stuff, but I also got tired of it very quickly. So, last year I decided to change my theme up a bit and make it more flexible.
My theme last year and this year was...
I loved it last year and still love it this year. It is easy to switch and change things and really brightens up my classroom. The main thing I changed in my classroom this year was the layout of everything.
So, here are some picture of my classroom...
This is what you see when you walk in my door. I only have 16 students this year...last year I had 25. It's AMAZING!
My classroom library area. My chalkboard banner was in the party section in Target. I wrote "We <3 books" on it. My little bench is a Pinterest inspired project.
These are my students lockers. I use four of them for storage.
This is my small group area. I received a DonorsChoose project for 6 Wobble chairs and my students LOVE them! If you have never checked into them. They are pricey, but things like DonorsChoose can really help.
This is above my small group area. I post pictures throughout the year of my firsties. They love it!
The yellow board will hold student work. The ribbons are for our word wall. The blank boards are to hang up class created anchor charts.
Student book boxes. I am actually teaching Reading to my class and the other 1st grade class at my school. So, I have two sets of book boxes.
Our carpet and whole group area. This is one of my students' favorite areas.
Our computers and listening center. The little blue table is where they will listen to stories on CD at.
These little plants and frames add so much to my room. I will be putting student pictures in the frames. I snagged them at the Dollar Tree.
I am really excited with how my room turned out this year and am looking forward to a great year in it with my first graders.