Now, do you remember what it looked a few weeks back? Let me refresh your memory:
Now, you remember, right? A move to a "new" room, a "new" school and over 100 boxes later, this is what Katie walked into...now you can only imagine the stress and the washing machine feeling in her stomach,(and mine) not to mention, that overwhelmed feeling...are you following me here? Remembering the Motto: " baby steps!" Also "inch by inch is a cinch, mile by mile won't make you smile," my daughter and I dug into this classroom and turned it into THIS:
Are you READY? Close your eyes and count to 5...no peeking now...scroll down and VOILA! Well actually there are tons of pictures so voila does not really work because it wasn't magic, it WAS hard work, blood, sweat and tears...wait...I am exaggerating...it was a challenge...So without further ado
(just looked this up to make sure it was the correct spelling and use PHEW!). Here is ROOM 102!
Room 102's REST STOP...the fan has been turned in for an air conditioner!! WHOOO HOOO!
Relax...take a break on this tropical Beach complete with sensory fidgets and Sunshine Bear to hug..(He is not in the photo).
Happy Birthday to me....complete with birthday certificates and will be finished by the kiddos when they add their own cupcakes under the month of their birthday that they will create!!
Behavior Management Board to encourage good choices!!
I am here! What do I do NOW? Some visual directions to support classroom routines!!
Let's Take Off and Learn New Words: Surfboard letters with beginning sound pictures to support learning!
Is your voice too loud? Check the Sufin' voice meter written with Surfin' Language...if you are cranking your voice is right where it should be, but sometimes activities require a 'Flat" voice or quiet!
Some classroom rules that will be created and discuss ed with the class and then they will sign their name on a sheet that looks like these, but is BLANK!
Can't have Kindergarten classroom without a place to read. Here is the classroom reading spot complete with Boomer, the class dog to read with and some other fun characters: Horton, Curious George and a fave giraffe! You may notice some blank bulletin boards...well these will be decorated with the class with Hopes and Dreams, great work and favorite books...it is important to have some boards that the class can decorate so they feel a part of your classroom community and will then take ownership of their "space!"
Morning routines such as calendar, day of school and Morning Meeting will take place right up front...check out the rug!
Let's not forget to be organized with our supplies...visible, organized and ready!!!
We can't forget to make each student welcome as they enter Room 102 so there are some wonderful reminders that start with: "When you Surf into this classroom you are"...
So there you have it...Katie is ready to "surf into the year" and crank the waves with her kiddos in Room 102. We would LOVE to hear your comments or maybe share an idea you are using for your classroom that relates to setting up and decor...we hope you have a sufin' good year!
OOPS! before I forget if you are interested in any of the ideas that we have used to decorate check them out here:
Classroom Routines: Where are Here. What NOW?
Classroom Supply Labels
Inspirational Quote BUNDLE
Kindergarten Word Wall Surf theme
Classroom management Sit Smart Posters
All about Feelings Used for Rest Stop Lessons
Classroom Decor: Surf into Learning!
Happy Birthday to ME!
I Can Make Good Choices
Sunshine and Lollipops Resources