Thursday, October 1, 2009

welcome to class

Another day almost passed without pictures, but as I was walking out the door it hit me like a ton of bricks...take pictures!  So, I snapped a few as my camera battery was dying.  There is still lots of decorating to do as more comes in.  I'm still waiting on two bookshelves, which may change the whole arrangement of the room...and 3 more desks.  I have conferences with 3 parents on Tuesday so I may have 3 more students come Wednesday. 

Here is Mrs. Kelly on her first day to get students :)  My hair was half up, all cute, but I had a "bump" that bothered Janet so I had to take my hair down for my "going to school" picture! It went back up when I got in the car!

I love my "harvest hank" bulletin board.  It was the first thing to go up in the classroom.  And my word wall is super cute.  You can't tell, but those letters are leopard print :)  Hopefully soon we will have all sorts of new words added to our wall.

My makeshift library.  I have two bookshelves coming, but they haven't arrived yet.  For now, I'm using baskets.

The white board arrived Wednesday.  You like the two by fours on the ceiling?  Truly makeshift ceiling! Nice.

Our little writing center that students will work at during our literacy center time.

Our learning center assignment board.  No assignments yet...I'll phase in permanent learning centers next week. We have a frog theme in the classroom :)

Our Happy Birthday chart that just so happened to cover a ugly filing cabinet perfectly!  You can tell the students put their own names on the months :)

The calendar and weather board that we start off our day with.  If you didn't know, today is Thursday, yesterday was Monday and tomorrow is Friday.  :)

I hung up our first classroom writing activity this afternoon.  The students wrote about their adventures at recess today.

My class :)  they are my little froggies.  and some of them have already gotten behavior sticks for being good! 

Annnnd the teacher throne.  The desk.  It's old. And disorganized at the moment, but I am working on that.

Well, there ya have it!  It's still a work in progress, but it's a pretty cheerful place...we work with what we have :)  Plus, it's not what you have that matters, right?  It's the teacher.  And she is totally cool. 


Cathy said...

Totally cool! I agree! Thanks for the pics. It has come a long way. By the way, those 2x4 are "beams" and not many classrooms have their own beams! haha Have a good Friday (and I think Wednesday comes before Thursday)

jill said...

i'm with cathy ... and maybe you could even stain the beams? or distress them? ha! LOVE the pictures! we do behavior sticks too ... except we use straws. happy friday, mrs. kelly!!!

Katie Mentzel said...

Looks awesome whit! I am VERY impressed! Y'all did a great job. I bet the kiddos will love their totally cool teacher and classroom!

Melissa said...

I'm a new reader and a teacher too! I think your classroom looks adorable and you did a fabulous job decorating it! I teach older kids, so mine isn't nearly as cute! I should post it sometime! :)


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