This is the view from the door. I have four children in each group.
To the right of the door are the mailboxes. On top of the mailboxes are the trays to place finished work. The table next to that is where I will sit to use the SMARTboard slate.
The whiteboard that becomes the Interactive board when used with the SMARTslate. I have baskets to place donations if parents bring in any supplies. We aren't allowed to give out a supply list.
The pocket chart is where I display the "I can" statements. My trusty rocking chair and chart stand is next to the whiteboard and meeting area.
The anchor chart area for our reading will be displayed in this area. The baskets on top of the long bookcase will be our word work/work stations for Daily 5. The pocket charts allow the kids to choose their activity. I use a kind of Daily 5 but not truly!
With Common Core an emphasis is on non-fiction. The classroom library is separated into different genres. This is the non-fiction area.
The small group/teacher area is next. We have four student computers.
I display student writing above the sink. Next is the Math area.
And finally back to the door.
I used hot glue to put Target pocket charts on the metal cabinet doors. I have my classroom rules, schedule, and clip chart on these.
You do realize we spend more time in our classrooms than waking minutes in our homes for the next 180 days--don't you?????