If you can't remember where we left of (and I can't imagine why, it was only 200 years ago), I last showed pictures of our whole group area. I will pick back up there.
This was the last picture. This is the door to the bathroom we have in our classroom. I LOVE having a bathroom in our classroom. Kids turn the boy or girl over to red if someone is in the bathroom. For the most part, it works pretty well. Click here for a copy of the estimation jar sign. I found the jar clip art online and made it with the school's poster maker. You can see the estimation jar on the shelf.
The little shelf holds our text books since we so rarely use them. You can see the estimation jar on top of the shelf on the far left. Next to it is an index card box. Each month I (actually I have a parent volunteer to it the year before) cut out die cuts for each month on colored construction paper. When the month arrives, I put the die cuts in the index card box. Students make their guess/ estimation and write it on the die cut shape with his or her name.They use the tape to attach it to the large jar on the bathroom door. You can see the black tape dispenser on top of the shelf as well.
The next few pictures are of my area, which has already been posted and written about so I am just going to post them and move on :).
Between the computers are two cups and a set of black paper stackers. I keep a copy of whatever the book students are listening to on the computer (from the site Tumblebooks which I LOVE) and in the bottom stackers are copies of the listening to reading form.
One cup says needs a turn and the other says had a turn. Inside the needs a turn cup are Popsicle sticks with student's names on them. These will be used when students rotate through a program called FastMath to practice addition fact mastery. Students will complete it as part of the morning work routine. After they finish FastMath they will put their stick in had a turn and draw a stick from the needs a turn. Then they deliver the stick to the student whose name is on the stick to let the child know it is now their turn. If all that confusing mess makes any sense at all, kudos to you! Click here for a copy of the has a turn, needs a turn labels.
I think I am finally DONE! Yahoo! And THAT is a tour of my room!