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An Oregon Classroom Reveal!

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It’s only a few days late, but my room is as ready as it’s going to be! It took a TON of work to move it cross country, repurchase and remake so much stuff! But I’m loving the way it is all coming together.

Enjoy…and get ready for picture overload, and I was armed with my good camera this time!

The BIG, overall picture:

My classroom library/reading nook (with a view)

I saw this idea on Pinterest…sort of, and made it my own. Each student has two sticks (one yellow and one blue). My kids are allowed to only have two books out of my classroom library at a time. So when they take a book they put the stick in it’s place. This lets me quickly see who is reading, and what they are reading (my library is set up by genre, author, and series). I don’t have labels yet, the ones I used before are too big.
Original PIN idea here. Bucket made by me 🙂

My group tins made it with me, but of course they had a small make over, new ribbon to match the new color theme!

My new homework boards, again loved using them in previous years…just had to change the color theme.

An overall view of the front of my room. My overhead projector cart had a makeover and now holds my laptop and speakers (no speakers in the ceiling here). The big white arm is my document camera, I’m adjusting to the largeness of it! I am also transitioning from Mimio interactive board system to SMART. The huge white cart with wheels is my class set of iPods, yep each kiddo gets an iPod for the year.

Updated my candy holding mason jars, and added a new procedure to my room, mystery walker (read about it here).

I am still going to be using Mentor Sentences in my room, so here is my new “board”.

At this school we have to post Learning Targets (what the students will learn during and by the end of the lesson). I’m adjusting my thinking away from Essential Questions. The blue pages are laminated so I can wipe them off at the end of each day.

The teacher nook! I actually have my lesson plans done for next week (it helps that it’s a short week).

My storage!

Labels I made for my cabinets (a place for everything and everything in it’s place)

My two back row groups had to be made a little different, to save room. My room is a little “squaty”. I have no real back wall to use, and have groups come off of, and the furniture (storage) isn’t movable so my arrangements are limited (this was set up number three I attempted this week!).

So there you have it…my NEW Oregon classroom! I can’t wait to meet my kiddos on Tuesday for Registration/Orientation.

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