Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 Classroom REVEAL

As most of you know, I teach at a year round school. I am teaching 2nd grade for the second year in a row, and I love it. I have been MIA on my blog for a bit because after two back-to-back conferences and vacation in AL, FL, and SC, I was exhausted! On top of that, I had to come back and immediately being setting up my classroom. No biggie...I am superwoman right?!
Many of you may have heard me say that I am teaching Inclusion this year. I was approached with a co-teaching model that would put an EC teacher in my classroom and we would share planning and management. After weeks of thinking that is what the plan was, we lost some EC positions, which in turn meant that all my sweeties would have me all day and have push-in ELA services as outlined by their IEP. Not exactly the picture I had mentally painted, but again, I threw on my cape and hit the ground running!

After two weeks I feel like I have a grasp on my schedule and what these guys need in order to be successful as I help pave the road to third grade. In order to get started off on the right foot, I decided I needed to minimize a bit. I removed three large tables from my room, which opened it up tremendously! I also updated the classroom library and other sitting areas to making reading more fun for my little ones. [sidebar: the chairs are such a hit that my custodian comes in daily for his coffee break...hehe]

I think it is time to let you decide what you think of my classroom this year. Boards and walls are still a bit bare, but that is because I add as I go in the form of anchor charts and such...


I hope you can see the BEFORE and AFTER the way these pictures are laid out. It was definitely a work in progress, but I am thinking this will work perfectly this year!
Leave your comments below and let me know what you think! :)

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