Professional Development

August 26, 2013

Classroom Tour Update!

Two weeks ago I shared a few pictures from my classroom as I started decorating and setting things up.    You can read more about that by clicking {HERE}. Last Friday before I left the school after my 13 hour work day, I remembered to snap a few more pictures.

Our Book Nook. The little tub in the corner is missing the stuffed animals that can be their reading buddies. I haven’t washed them yet.

Pocket Chart and Poetry Work Station.  I use this in place of “ready to a buddy” during Daily 5. It also has Cara’s fabulous numbers!! You can find them {HERE}. That black stack of drawers on the right doesn’t have a purpose yet, but someone was getting rid of it and I couldn’t pass it up!

View from the back of the classroom.

View from the back corner.

Our table caddies.  (Right now they are not stocked.  They will get supplies as we learn how to use them. )

View from the pocket chart work station.

On these shelves, I will store word work and writing station supplies as we introduce those stations.  Right now they are pretty much empty. DeBug is there in the background.  Find him {HERE}.

View from the door.

Behind the rocking chair is where most of our data will be posted.  This is from my Kindergarten Sight Word Gumballs set that you can find {HERE}.

 Close up of my bulletin board. It will have our math anchor charts.

This is where we will post our writing anchor charts.

Where all the action takes place! 🙂

I am just now realizing that the beautiful carpet didn’t make it into these pictures!!

Cubbies and my awesome storage area!!

Word wall and numbers.  I decided that if I hung them with clothes pins, that was less I had to take off the wall at the end of the year! You can find my word wall cards {HERE} and my number posters {HERE}.

Area behind my small group table.

This is above my work station storage and rotation charts.  I forgot to take a picture of the area! My color posters are found {HERE}.
This is what you see on your way out the door!

That’s about it! There are more things to show and I’m sure they will pop up sometime in the future as I share what goes on in our classroom. 🙂
This kindergarten classroom is simple, not over decorated, and a crisp, clean space for students to enjoy learning!pin it

Happy Teaching,



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21 Responses

  1. Hi Mrs. Richardson,
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your behavior management chart with the clips. Is it possible for me to get a copy of the exact one you are using? Also, how do you report home the students daily behaavior? I appreciate your help.
    Thanks so much,
    Megan Siegel

    1. Hi Megan! My sweet friend Haley made the behavior clip chart. You can snag it FOR FREE on her blog. Here is the link. Also, I just use a calendar that stretches enough for the whole 6 weeks to send home and report behavior. I mark a smiley face for each day using the color of marker that correlates with their clip on the clip chart that day. Hope this helps! Have a great evening!

  2. Thank you for some great ideas. I am going back to teaching after many years and was looking for some simple ideas for my sixth grade English Language Arts class. These ideas can be used at any level. Thank you.

  3. Hey! I LOVE how you decorated your room! Where did you find the burlap for your bulletin board and how did you make the Math and Writing banners? I LOVE this!

    1. Hi Holly! I found the burlap at Hobby Lobby and I made the banners by stacking fabric and burlap. I hot glued them together at the top so they wouldn’t slide around once I clipped them on with the clothes pins. I then used my Silhouette to create stencils and painted the letters on. 🙂 Let me know if you have any more questions!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful classroom with me. I also take spend most of my summer getting my room ready I want my students to feel comfortable and enjoy learning in a warm environment. Thanks again!!!

  5. I am a teacher in a new SDC classroom. Your room doesn’t overwhelm me when I look at it. Sometimes I feel completely anxious when I see rooms with colors like skittles everyone. Thank you for sharing.

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