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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Classroom Tour Part 1



It is time to show off our spaces, I hear! I cannot wait to share what I have been up to. It has been one busy summer, let me tell you, but I am sure you can all relate. As teachers, we love our breaks, but who really stops working in the summer? NOT me! 

Anyway, I decided last summer, when I was working on my bee theme that I was going to have superheroes this year. Yes, I am crazy and plan my theme a year ahead!! Please tell me I am not the only one! 
Please note that my room is still under construction since I don't start school until the 19th. I have so many more details to add to my room, plus a LOT of clean-up.
Here are a few photos: (More to come!!!) 


Here is one side of my room that is honestly still under construction. As you can see, I still have a mess, but all of that mess is decor that will be added to my superhero room. The bulletin board with yellow and red is for student work. It has a cute name above it that says, "'Wonder'ful Work." Do you get it? And there is a super cute little Wonder Woman superhero clip art image next to it. (I will post more photos soon.)

 My welcome door when you come in. Super Kutz!

 Look, it's Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd's lunch count headers!

 I love, love, love my pencil system! It works beautifully, and I'll never go back! Students get 2 pencils with their number on them on the first day of school. ( I only buy Ticonderoga)  I actually use Washi tape to create a cute little flag. I then write their class number with a sharpie. When one of their pencils breaks, they can put it in the "needs sharpening" bucket. Then they use their back-up pencil in the mean time. I will sharpen the pencils after school, or at a convenient time when I am not teaching. I had a few students that actually kept their pencils all year, WHAT!? In January, I give them 2 new labeled pencils. This worked so well last year!
 My students always remember to write their name! : ) (Not my idea)
 My desk. It still can use a little organization.

 I found this idea on pinterest. My job chart can be found here.
This is the back of my library. It needed a little Pizzaz. 

I see a few item's from Learning in Wonderland's store here! She has some amazing products and her room is absolutely perfect!
 I love my little bulletin board in the corner there. The one that has the banner. It reads, "Be a reading superhero." I will use this board for my AR punchcards and sign-up list. I did something similar last year, and it was very successful.  (I should blog about it, right Maribel? : ) )

My little helper. (Friend's daughter) She is testing out the library area.  (STILL A MESS!)

 
 I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this bulletin board. This is wear I added their AR punchcards. It is a great way to track their AR progress, plus a fabulous incentive! The cards can be seen here.
 One if my favorites! My alphabet and my class rules. The alphabet took forever to design. I wanted it to go with my superhero theme, but I also wanted it to go with future themes. I love how it came out!
 Here you can see my other FAVORITE bulletin board. I got the idea from one of my favorite bloggers, @Learning in Wonderland! She has so many wonderful ideas!
 Zoey is trying out my new crate seats. She approves.
 Not my classroom, but look how cute these came out. My postcards I am sending out before school to welcome my kiddos.
 My table groups have lanterns above them with table numbers. So fun!


 Oh, there's my little helper again!
My Superhero Wordwall with letter headers

 Pretend you don't see the board next to my word wall. It was still being transformed in this photo. I used this bulletin board last year with my bee theme. 

Thanks for stopping by to see a preview of my room. I will update pictures soon! 

Head on over to Swimming into Second to see everyone's classrooms and link-up your own.

Swimming into Second

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Katrina! Too cute! You did an amazing job! I love love love it all! The kids will love all the bright colors :)

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  2. I love your classroom Katrina! I am planning my superhero room for next year already so I totally get it. I just love your room! The decorations on the back of the bookshelf are genius. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Katrina!!!! What a bright and colorful room. Your student work looks awesome! Where did you find that scrap book paper? I bet your boys are going to FLIP. Normally rooms are so geared toward the boys!!!! I love it all - the bunting, the word wall - especially the pupper checkin out your crate seats! I also plan a year ahead girl - youre good! I would LOVE you to link up with my setting up for success post. Just pop my photo in and link up. You can win $65 in the process!!! :)
    XOX
    Alyssa

    Just a Primary Girl

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    1. I found the scrapbook paper at Michael's! Ok, I need to do that!

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  4. Very cute! Aslo, you should totally post about how you do AR, I just found out my school is getting it and am not sure what to do!

    Sweet Tea and Second Grade

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    1. I shall! Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. I'm excited to meet another Bay Area 2nd Grade Blogger! I love the superhero theme. My theme is mostly a color scheme, but I did incorporate superheroes around the room. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    P.S. Would you be interested in a Bay Area Blogger Meet Up in October(isn)?
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. What!? Where do you teach? I would love to meet up. Tell me more! Do you have an IG?

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  6. Yes, you need to blog about it all ;)

    I love your room! It is so fun! Makes me want to do a super hero room!!!

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  7. Your room looks great! Love your word wall!
    Have a great year!
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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