07 August 2012

2012-2013 Classroom Tour & First Day!

They came, I taught, they learned, we bonded, there was a heat advisory schedule which is in full effect until at least 8 p.m. tomorrow night, we watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, we sang about the Place Value Families (super cute song from The Mailbox), and there were 33 students and 1 teacher who made it through the very first day of school!

Now, these photos were taken @ 6 p.m. last night, when I finally felt like my room looked like it had come together before the children had to be taught a lil something or two as 4th graders.  Mind you, I've spent waaayy more of my personal time setting up my room than professional time because we've been trapped in 14 hours of meetings during a paid time of 24 hours, go figure!  Apparently professional development is more important than classroom setup, meet the teacher prep, and grade level planning time.

Display for Student Work (just clip onto clothespin pre-tacked to wall)

half of counter wall {school supplies galore}

rest of counter wall {math manipulative should be "accessible" to students... gag!!}

The door in/out of Room 36

Teaching Station with Doc Cam & Laptop Connected to Projector

Angled view of front wall

Direct view of front wall

Math Focus Wall & Class Library

Posters near Small Group Meeting Area

Small Group Meeting Area (behind horseshoe table)

Meet Your New Textbooks!

Word Wall

My Unfinished Centers Bookcase

Class Rules & Computer Station

Hub Behind My Messy (therefore unpictured) Teacher's Desk!
There's Room 36, with everything our district mandates we have on our walls except I'm missing the Preamble to the Constitution --- still waiting on my admin to get that one over to me!  Happy New School Year!

Ready to show off your fab classroom?  Link up with "Life in Middle School" and her Classroom Photo linky party:


  1. First of all... congrats on 100 followers!! Yippee!! That's exciting. Second of all... I would LOVE to be a student in your class. Everything is so well organized.

    From Blood to Books!

    1. Also... Im hosting my first ever linky party and would love for you to join! It's A Teacher's Fashion linky! See ya there! :)

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  4. I'm so glad you had a great first day! Your room looks awesome and very organized!


  5. It's stinkin' hot outside! Our kids are still playing outside, it's only about 5 minutes, but they have no clue :) Your room looks beautiful! I love that green color you have on your boards. Where did you find that?

  6. Wow! Your room looks great!!! Congratulations on surviving your first day!! :)

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  7. Your room looks awesome! Thank you so much for linking up! :) :)

    Life In Middle School

  8. Your room looks great! I would love all of your cabinets and counter space:)


  9. Your room looks awesome...the bulletin board colors are so relaxing!

  10. Gotta love clothespins!!! :) Room looks wonderful!