Monday, October 8, 2012

A peek inside room 134!

 Welcome to Kindergarten!

I've been wanting to post pictures of my classroom for awhile now, and since we just had our school's Open House, it was picture ready.
As hard as I try it won't stay that way for long. So before the little piles of papers, folders and student work start collecting in the corners I grabbed the camera and took a few shots.

I use the back table for messy projects since it's the only part of the floor covered in linoleum. 
Our playhouse (the most popular spot in the room) is also back there. The play house was built in 1946 and has been in the room ever since. When I moved in to the room it was white and was in need of a coat of paint. I chose yellow!

We use the tables for snack time, our Superkids lessons, guided reading and math and literacy centers.

The library area is my favorite part of the room, it's so comfy, cozy and inviting. I finally found a system that works for sorting my books. Each bin is sorted alphabetically by author, but I also have a shelf that's sorted by theme. Each kid also has a clothes pin with their name on it. When they take a book from the bin, they clip their name to the bin to hold their place. This system has saved me a lot of sorting!

The front of the room where the kids and I sit for circle time. Lots of learning happens here!

Thanks for taking a look!


Mrs. Greene said...

Your room looks great! Thanks for sharing pics.


School Sparks Renee said...

What a fabulous room, Lisa. No wonder you love your job! I love the red chairs in the library. I'm guessing they are kid sized. Where did you find those? Renee

Lisa said...

I actually got those red chairs with my points from scholastic book orders! I have a little matching blue couch too..and yes they are kids sized!

Mrs. Rogers said...

What a GREAT classroom, thank you for sharing!!

Cindy Calenti said...

Wow! That playhouse is up and standing after all these years! That's impressive!:)

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