Now you can see that huge AC unit I have! It leaves a little space to store some unwanted goodies.And a place for keep all of my student's text books and guided reading books on that cart.
Now this 'Swimming To The Top' magnetic board is for AR points! Each student has a sea animal that they colored and cut out with a magnet on the back.
As students earn AR points they move their sea animal up and up until they reach their goal. Each quarter they start back at the bottom. Also there is a really cool view on the AR website for them to easily see how many points they have and how close they are to their goal. They going to be totally responsible for this--- not my job but of course I'll monitor it and conference with them :)
View of unit with the door next to it and book baskets.
Next to the water fountain is this guy I added some paper to. I'm not 100% what I'm going to use the drawers for so waiting to add labels to them. But do you notice the iPod? I just updated it with a ton of new songs to use in class! Songs for clean up, transitions, classical songs, and fun songs. Ahh music just gives the classroom such a happy feel.
Then we see my only storage space (cabinets) and my desk. I can fit a lot in those cabinets but I did have to cut down on my hoarding/collecting, I didn't even have very much either!
Student's pencil station and supplies they can use (when necessary):
Student's portfolio area. Their writing 'portfolios' or binders they use daily. They have dividers for drafts, published peices, and their monthly writing tests with a graph to record results. Will have to post on those soon! The file folder portfolio has running records graph (they keep up with) and for chapter math tests graph. They will also keep all their tests in these folders.
View of my desk, math manipulatives (must be accessible to students), and behavior chart.
Close up math manipulatives and the red tub will be for math centers per say. They will be kept in manilla folders.
Behavior chart that somewhat follows our school wide plan (bottom half) but I wanted students to be able to move up too (top half).
Mailbox on my desk from Target dollars pot a few years ago. Students put messages to me in there in the morning then put up the flag to let me know I have mail. They LOVE this.
View of the rest of the room from my desk! You can see all the anchor charts we have been creating!