My goal for my classroom is for it to be welcoming, colorful, and organized. One of my students from last year came by to visit earlier this week. When she walked into my room, she exclaimed, "You redid your room! And you made it even MORE colorful. I didn't even think that was possible!"

Warning - This post is FULL of pictures. So, it may take quite a while to load!

My Problem Solving Posters from last year have found a new home underneath my Smart Board! You can download these posters here. |

This bulletin board is right outside my classroom door. The poster at the top is from the dollar section at Target! |

I reused my door decoration from last year, but I added a cute polka-dot border window cling that I found at Dollar Tree. You can download the door decoration here. |

Of course, my room would not be complete without my University of Tulsa flag! |

Aren't these the cutest hall passes? And, they're MAGNETIC! |

The special education teacher gave me this poster to post daily homework assignments on. I definitely need to find different magnets to hang this because it falls down multiple times a day... |

I also picked up these two basketball net shaped trashcans this summer. My students were very quick to notice these and get excited! |

Mini-Trash Cans to use when we are cutting lots of little things out. I'm hoping that if I set these on the tables, students will throw their trash in these instead of the floor. |

I'm trying out a new system for absent work this year. Blog post to follow! |

Handy Dandy Magnetic Holders for My Dry Erase Board |

New and Improved Dry Erase Grid. I did a terrible job of keeping last year's grid updated. I'm hoping that since this one has less information, I will be more apt to change it on a daily basis. |

Right Hand Wall Upon Entering - Number Line Posters; Common Core I Can Statement Posters; Math Posters, |

I downloaded and printed these great posters of the Standards of Mathematical Practice in kid-friendly language from Everybody is a Genius. |

Supply Table at Back of Classroom with Wire Organizer |

Mini Dry Erase Boards - These are the most used item in my classroom! |

Dry Erase Markers and Erasers (The foam hair rollers work remarkably well!) |

Glue Sticks and Scissors |

Highlighters and Markers |

Rulers |

A box of colored pencils for each set of desks |

Pascal's Triangle Bulletin Board - Last year, my college algebra students searched for patterns in Pascal's Triangle and attempted to design their own triangle. I laminated their results. |

Truth Signs - Download here |

Bookshelf at Back of Classroom |

Filing Cabinets |

The Window of Calculators |

Projects from last year that I couldn't bear to throw away |

My Wall of Windows |

My Mom started this plant for me. I wonder how long it will take me to kill it??? Let's just say gardening and plant-tending is not one of my skills. |

Assignment Turn In Tray |

One of the free posters I got in the mail this summer |

More Math Posters |

Calculators Bulletin Board |

My Growing Collection of Mathematical Toys |

Welcome Sign Above Smart Board (And a reminder of which way is left and which way is right...) |

Star Students Bulletin Board - Students will have their name written on a star if they score an 85 percent or above on a chapter test. Their name will remain up there until their next chapter test . |

View of Classroom from Door |

View of Classroom from Desk |

View from Front of Classroom |

These are inspiring pictures. My class room is much smaller than this but i believe i can snag many of your setup ideas. I'll grab the out of pocket materials from bulkofficesupply.com

ReplyDeleteThis gets me excited about getting back into my classroom - we're not allowed back in them until next Thursday. I can't wait to rearrange and decorate. Also, I LOVE that you write the date as a math problem; I'm going to have to borrow that idea.

ReplyDeleteWhat is the website where you found the crazy, wacky holidays? I absolutely love your blog!! I look forward to reading it daily. Confession- I have already stolen several ideas and have received a lot of good remarks on them from my coworkers (I do tell them where the ideas came from). I can only wish I was this creative.

ReplyDeleteI love bright colors, too!!!!!!!! :) And I'm teaching math for the 1st time this year-6th grade-so I might stalk you. I mean your blog of course. :)

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Your classroom looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and giving me some great ideas. I love your blog and look forward to your posts. Good luck with the new school year.

ReplyDeleteI love that you write the date as a math problem--I'm definitely going to start doing that. Where did you get those basketball trashcans? My students love playing "trashketball" and those would be perfect!

ReplyDeleteBeautiful! My favorite is the pi on the filing cabinet...gotta do that...have the numbers left over from the Die Cut alphabet from the dollar store...

ReplyDeleteLove the date as math problem...stealing that...thanks!

Best for a brilliant year. Did you take Jo Boaler's Stanford class? It is fabulous!

Your classroom is awesome! Reminds me a lot of my favorite math teacher's room (: I recently started blogging myself - I have equal passions for math and art and I love creating things that combine the two. If you're interested, I'd love for you to check out my work: http://coffeecupcardioids.blogspot.com Any feedback is much appreciated!

ReplyDeleteThank you for your blog and wonderful ideas.

ReplyDeleteThanks for reading my blog! It means a lot!

Deletewonderful!!!

ReplyDeleteThank you, Jack!

DeleteI like all your ideas, great job.

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