Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 2 of classroom set up

 Next week I will be at a math training all week so I have been going in to work on my classroom.  I was getting worried with all the construction at our building that I wouldn't be able to get in my class room before my training.  But I lucked out and today was Day 2 of setting up my classroom. 

I actually got a lot accomplished today during my 3 hour visit.  I was the only one on my floor so I didn't get stopped talking with anybody. 

Our school theme is construction, but I'm going with a black/white theme with bright accent colors.  We had a lot of changes last year and I think a bright room is just what the doctor ordered.

My Guided Reading Bulletin Board. This is an old rolling coat stand which I use for storage on one side and a bulletin board on the othere.  Eventually it will have the daily shedule of groups on this. The background paper looks yellow in this picture, but it is really greenish/yellow that picks up a light green in the border.  It looks much better in person.

Reading  Comprehension Board- very similiar to the CAFE board, but I using the 6 reading strategies.  (I know I left one of the cards at home.) i.e. Ask questions and as I do a mini-lesson I will add that skill under the strategy. i.e. Skill- asking fat questions.
Also in the picture is Gina who was helping me with the bulletin boards today.

6 Traits Board which is set up like the Reading Comprehension board above.  Both signs are going to bigger. I thought I was going to put them on a smaller board, but those were too small.

My Zebra Word Wall- it's my favorite. 

Genres- Need a title for this one still.

For our school construction theme. It's still a work in progress I'm having trouble finding construction theme items for a the welcome board.  However I found yellow and pink construction hats and vests to match at Oriental Trading.  I'm going to take the students picture dressed up as a construction worker on the 1st day. 

Well that's it on the pictures for now.

For those of you who are not members of the 2nd Grade Teachers Club or just didn't see it.  Jessica Winston posted a document that was Currently Inspired.  (You know the Currenty linky.  I know I like reading those to learn more about bloggers.)  Well anyway I needed to add lines and graphics to it so I reposted it on the 2nd Grade Teachers Club and on TPT. 

It has primary and intermediate lines.  I can't wait to see what my students write.


Ms. Chrissy B said...

Today was my day 2 as well. Looks like you got a LOT done! :)

Buzzing with Ms. B

Fun in Second Grade said...

Thanks for sharing the Currently activity for the students. It is adorable. You are so creative! Your room is looking great. If you get a minute, please hop over to my blog.


Kristen said...

It's looking lovely! I really like the yellow bulletin board paper! You are a fast decorator :)

Lisa R. said...

Everything is looking fabulous!! I love the border you used on your word wall and guided reading boards!
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs.LaSota's Blog said...

Oh my goodness! I love all of the zebra!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the awesome freebie! My kiddos will love participating. Your room is looking good. Whoo-hoo!

The Teaching Thief

Kelley Dolling said...

Sandy . . . your room is looking great! I just partnered you up with a pen pal, but the email bounced back. Shoot me an cyber note and I'll give ya her info :) Thanks!!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory