For now, here are some pictures of my classroom. I really love the color scheme!
Our word wall. I kept the words from kindergarten. In first grade many of these will become spelling words. We'll learn about 100 by the end of the year.
This is my big book storage, a small portion of teacher read alouds, and our writing reference posters. We made these in kindergarten for the letter of the week. The kids use them often!
Here is the rest of the math wall. I'll keep calendar short and focus on math routines.
One of our seating areas. We don't have assigned seating. I like to have large community tables.
When not in use by students, this table doubles as my Guided Reading table. During my summer purge, I downsized to 2 kidney tables, 1 trapezoid table, and 4 rectangle tables for student seating. My room is not large but it looks open.
Well, I'm off to get ready for tomorrow's art lesson. We're drawing self portraits using oil pastel.
We're going to read this book first . Wish us luck!