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Classroom Environment

I finally have my classroom environment set up! It has taken me longer than I expected. Moving classrooms and changing themes definitely took a while. I love that I have an atrium attached to my class. I can open the sliding glass door and my students can read outside or do some writing. They are really enjoying having an extra workspace.

Here are the before pictures.

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Here are the after pictures. I am really enjoying the long classroom. It did take a little creativity in setting up the room.

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I do notuse the chalkboards so, I have covered the ones on the side walls with bulletin board paper. I do not have enough room for a kidney table so I use a trapezoid table for my small group area. I also have my bucket seats there for my students. They seem to really like sitting on them. This board is for my anchor charts that we are currently working on.

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The classroom library is my students’ favorite area of the room. I have my books organized by genre in baskets. I wish I could hang decorations from the ceiling but, the fire marshall doesn’t allow hanging items.

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I have a very large board for my word wall. I also have a seperate board for my content word wall.

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I use my closet doors to list where the students  go for reading and math  worksation. I also have a friends and family board where students will bring pictures of their family from home.

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In the front of the classroom, I have my schedule and student objectives listed.

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I really tried to stick with just a couple of colors around the room. I have tried to leave the walls bare so I have room for anchor charts and student work. I have used the monster theme in my class but, I don’t feel like it is too overwhelming. I have tried to keep it toned down.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my classroom!

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