Here are some more updated pictures of my new classroom!
Our class has been working on text features. Mrs. Gatlin, a 3rd grade teacher, suggested that we go on a "Scavenger Hunt" to find items in magazines that go with each poster. Students were broken into groups and began rummaging through magazines and newspapers to find Boldface Words, Italics, Pictures & Illustrations, Titles, Charts and Graphs, as well as the Table of Contents. Then they glued them on their very own poster. It is displayed on my door.
We recently won the Golden Trash Can Award, which was pretty exciting for our class. Everyone does a nice job helping to pick up the room! Also, two of my colleagues shared the idea of posting a large red heart on the door to display all of the Valentine's Day cards. The kids really like seeing their Valentine. I wrote I Love All of My Valentine's Thank you! in the middle of the heart.
These are just a few of the pictures of our classroom from the beginning of the year. Our bulletin boards change often, so I'll keep posting pictures! I started the year out with student desks grouped into 4 or 5 desks, but that changes frequently as well (once a month).
Meet the Teacher Night- An All About Me Bag (sitting on desk) was each student's first assignment! Other important papers were waiting on their desks. :) Birthdays are displayed on cakes on the back wall.
Good way to help my 3rd graders tell time, which also reinforces telling time the "smart way" (Quarter after, half past, etc...)
Families could take a leaf to donate an item to our classroom. This was displayed at the beginning of the year!
Our classroom library. Books are grouped by "Nonfiction, Animal Nonfiction, Series, 3rd Grade Chapter Books, etc..." Our school encourages students to pick a "Good-fit book" for them.