Hey, ya'll! I'm a little late to writing this post, but it has been a crazy beginning-of-the-year for me. I had just put the finishing touches on my class decor on a Tuesday when I was informed that my portable was getting new carpet (yay!) in 3 days on Friday. Which was right before students came on Monday (nooooo!).
So here's how it looked once everything was hauled out on Wednesday just hours after I had finished my class setup.
And here's how it looked Sunday night at 9:00 pm, just hours before my new kiddos came.
Here's a pic of how my partner's room look during the carpet installation.
And here's how my room looked after all the furniture was placed back in Friday afternoon. I wanted to be sad, but we did get some badly-needed new carpet, and there wasn't time to be upset anyway!
One more after pic that I especially love. :)
So here are the details of my class decor. I mixed my new Technology-themed decorations with my previously used Primary Paisley decorations.
|Champion Tables Display (used with ClassDojo group points)|
|Each table is a Spanish-speaking country.|
|I attached mini circular fans to paper lanterns, all from Party City. The numbers are landmarks for where to go during math rotations.|
|These colors are how I rotate who does different student tasks at each table. You can read more about that here.|
|My super awesome partner teacher wanted us to send a special welcome postcard for students during the summer. This was the result. :P I edited it with the PhotoToaster and Word Swag app, and she had them printed out at CVS.|
|Sub Tubs ready! Curtains covering my teacher shelf we attached with good ol' hot glue.|
|My student and teacher supply area - behind the Lego curtain are copies for future activities.|
|I really enjoy how my technology labels turned out!|
|Here are labels from the Primary Paisley pack.|
|Lego-themed banner was from Target!|
|This curtain was made from a plastic table cloth at Target, too.|
|QR code task cards are held in place by Stikki Clips for a Work The Room Math activity.|
|From left to right: math champion pencils, Qr code coupon pencil prizes, and birthday Chinese yo-yos.|
|We use labeled hand sanitizers at lunch for students to use sort of like "hall passes." See how it works and download freebie labels here.|
|My word wall and front of the classroom didn't change hardly at all.|
|Technology word number labels to help my immersion Spanish students recognize number words better.|
|A small memories/culture display to make me smile during the day whenever I look at it. The culture banner was created with my technology templates.|
|Station cubbies for students to easily grab materials for their math station.|
|This looks crappy I know, but so far it's working pretty well to keep my 8 iPods, 2 iPad minis, and 3 regular iPads always charged.|
|Fun sign by the iPads to remind them to be careful|
|Our SeeSaw code for students to scan when uploading an item to their digital journal|
|Awesome science library my husband created with rain gutters|
|Here's a larger one he created on the opposite wall.|
|I went to Goodwill and found these fun guys and lots more for only $10 (they definitely had a trip to the washing machine).|
|Fourth graders are not too old for Winnie the Pooh - they love him!|
|My technology-inspired bulletin board created with technology templates|
|I created this Spanish verbs iPad poster to help my immersion students with some first-person conjugation they often struggle with.|