Saturday, September 13, 2014

30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 5: Our Classroom

I'm going to try and do the 30-Day blogging challenge from TeachThoughtDay 5: Post a picture of your classroom, and describe what you see–and what you don’t see that you’d like to.

What I see: A learning environment where students feel safe and are able to collaborate with others. I see splashes of color. I see learning "centers" that help bring students together. I really like my "Kid Cart" along the blue wall. It houses all the things that students need: pencil sharpeners, turn in trays, art supplies, kleenex, missing work, etc. I have an extensive collection of gnomes. Why? I'm not sure. I think they are a little creepy. You know the story how someone gives  you something and then others continue it. That's how it started and now I keep continuing the collection as we go along this journey.

What I don't see: I don't see the Chromebooks that we will get later this year. I don't see posters that deal specifically with my content. (I hope to change that soon.) I don't see any student work. (It's up there now.) I don't see my Finish Early Poster. (It's up now and it was created by the students.) I would like to eventually build somewhat of a stage, or platform to put at the front of the room. I need to do something with my blue wall. It's not very accessible, so it will need to be something that can stay up for a while. I need a new welcome mat. I've had the same one for 5 years. It's worn out. I should put something on the ceiling tiles.

 View from the the corner. 
 The back wall which includes the projector screen.
 The lounge where students can work on assignments together. I'd like to get a coffee table sometime. The Unheard Word Heard is the Vocab wall. 
 From the door. 
 The Bridge aka my desk area. And The Bridge's First Mate. :)
 The blue wall. Kid Cart with all the student supplies. 
 Futon again. 
 Book case. Students can check them out. My amazing collection of gnomes. I have around 40ish gnomes in the room. 
 Looking a the door. 
 Looking at the front board from the middle of the room. 
 Circular View
 Panoramic view. 

Thoughts on my room? Things you like? Questions you have? 


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