As mentioned in a previous post, I just got my very own fancy-smancy SMARTBOARD a couple weeks ago and I couldn't be more thrilled about it! Buuuuut... this also meant that I would have to flip around my room to adjust where I did my whole group lessons. Below is a picture of my word wall (framed in Christmas lights) and my math, science, and social studies focus wall. Here is where I post my key vocabulary for each of these subjects and our essential questions. Below my word wall I have my Whole Brain Teaching Rules that I snagged from Stephanie over at 3rdGradeThoughts (so cute and even better... they're FREE!)
Here's my behavior system I use in my class. This clip system is used by soooo many teachers and I love it because students have the ability to move up and down throughout the day based on the choices they make. I modified my to fit my FROG theme so...
PINK = Role model of the pond
PURPLE = Frog-tastic behavior
BLUE = Toad-ily good behavior
GREEN = Leap into Learning
YELLOW = Splish, splash, slow down!
ORANGE = Don't be a bully frog!
RED = Out of the pond!
This is the first year I've used a system like this and it is working great!
Here's a quick look at my Book Nook! I got those adorable reading genre posters from C L Hillard. The "parts of a book" poster is from Linda McCardle over at A Teacher's Touch. I sent mine through the poster maker at my school to make it bigger! Comfy and cozy... the perfect place to curl up with a good book!
I like to think of my class as a colorful yet comfy and cozy learning environment! After all, I DO spend a majority of my time here, so it's important it works for me! And there you have it frugal followers... a quick glimpse of Ms. Peterson's pad! Now, let the games begin! I'm ready for a relaxing Superbowl Sunday Funday with the future Mr.! He wants to watch some football and I can't wait for the commercials! Hope you all have a Marvelous Monday!