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As we get closer and closer to the first day of school I thought I would invite my loyal readers / followers in a video tour of our classroom.  We take a closer look at my centers, some behavior management pieces, and a new thing I am trying in my classroom called the safe place.  Check out the ‘my classroom‘ section on the website for more information.

Hello all of my Kindergarten Friends!

Today we welcomed in a brand new school year!  With the new school year we’ve also moved on from the Dr. Seuss Theme and have changed to Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!  Since my K-1 class this year is a majority of Kindergarteners we are really focusing on getting the basics down, like our letters / letter sounds, phonological awareness, numbers, and counting!

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Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom is an excellent book with fun rhymes and colorful letters.  The kindergarteners learn about rhyming words and the order of the alphabet.  So this year I decorated the room in cocoanut trees, and bright colors to match the book.  Take a look at the layout and some of the different centers such as the writing center (3rd picture), Home Living Center (6th picture), Small Group & Listening Center (7th picture), blocks center (9th picture), and science center (11th picture).

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With the new theme, I have decided to update the design and I will be regularly updating this website again!  I can’t wait to show you all the fun things we’re going to do this year!  Cya soon!

I had meant to redesign the room for next year but I decided to do it this year.  First off I decided to change around my library and make it much more easy for our students to use and access.  Still haven’t put up the new signs for the library, right now they are just printed small labels.  But in order to have full access to the library my desk had to be moved to the other side of the room.  However this move opened up a lot more floor space for the students.


New Library set up


Art & Writing Center


Building Block Center


Creative Play Center


Small Group Center & Writing Center


Math Center


Whole Group Area


The new location of my desk

For those who are looking for a more updated look to what my classroom looks like, look no further than this video here.

For those of you who are new to teaching, laying out / designing your classroom can be a bit intimidating.  Here are some pictures of what my previous classrooms looked like on the first day of school.  The key is not to put too much up on the first day.  Make enough space to allow for your instruction to guide the displays.  If you put too much up, you’ll find students can be over-whelmed.

2013 – 2014 – K-1 Classroom

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2012 – 2013 – Kindergarten Classroom

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2011 – 2012 K -1 Classroom

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