Thursday, August 7, 2014

A ROOM!


I GET A ROOM!!!

Although, I'm trying to be circumspect since technically I had a room last year too. I only got to keep it for 7 days before getting pushed back onto the cart (my principal felt so bad that she bought me the Cadillac of carts AND the Calico Spanish curriculum so I was only slightly bummed.)

They swear to me I should get to keep it this year. Like 99% sure.

So here is a before pic...

Before


And after...


The view from the hallway door - the other door leads to the 3rd grade complex.
This is the board I'll put useful phrases. The bookcase below has all of the supplies students can get out for different projects.





























I'll teach from my rocking chair with students on the carpet facing me and the whiteboard easel. Then when it's time to watch a video (with the signal ¡muevénse los cuerpos!) we'll turn and face the SMART board.

I have another word wall on another wall in the room but I wanted the question words front and center so students can use them more often. I have some questions already up and we'll add to it throughout the year.

I get computers! Here are two of the five (I gave up my teacher desktop so I'd have an extra student computer. I'll use the laptop connected to the SMART board as my main computer this year.)


My reading/working nook. I don't have too many books yet but I'm slowly building my class library thanks to Half Price Books. The box there contains puppets. I'm hoping to transform a cardboard box into a tabletop puppet theater.






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    1. ¡Gracias! It will be a whole new experience for me to be in my own room.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Thanks for reading the blog. :-)

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  3. Congratulations! I did not realize this was you in your classroom for the first time! I got a classroom 4 years ago after being on a cart for 13 years- it was a dream come true! Mine is about half your size, was offered a regular size classroom but told I would be booted out if we needed it for a gen ed class, so kept my halfsie... we are cozy but it is terrific! Love how you have decorated it!

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    1. Thank you!

      All of our Special Ed are in our half classrooms. I'm not sure how the logic works on me being on the cart versus other teachers but I'm good at it so I stay at the top of the list of people to lose a room if need be. I'm still holding my breath since I had a room this time last year and then lost it. *fingers crossed*

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  4. That papel picado you have hanging on the walls - where is that from? I love it!

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    1. I got that at Hobby Lobby! Last year I made my mom cut me out some but this was infinitely easier.

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  5. Love the classroom! Buena suerte!!

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  6. I have a question? What time of activities you do with first & second graders?

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    1. We sing lots of songs. They do card sorts. We watch and make videos. I really like Kagan structures like quiz quiz trade and mix pair share. It really depends on what the unit is at the time.

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