Slice of Life is sponsored every Tuesday by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers. For the month of March we are challenging ourself to write a Slice A Day. Here we go!
A little background, my building was built in 1894. Originally it was a K-12 building with a basement that has several rooms (we use them for storage and a science lab) and four rooms on the first floor, four on the second. There is also an attic that apparently used to be a gym but the stairwell was closed up long ago. I moved into the building nine years ago. For eight years I was on the first floor and this year moved up to the second. Although it is old, I love my room. Hope you enjoy the tour.
(Note, I teach fifth grade - 26 kids. I teach reading and writing to my own class and reading to two other classes.)
|Looking into our classroom library and door to the hall.|
|Classroom library/ meeting spot and student tables behind.|
|Poster hanging above our door |
to remind the kids before heading to recess.
|Our mirror. Top sign says "This is what a reader looks like."|
Bottom sign says, "You are beautiful - inside and out."
|Left side is discussing theme.|
All the pictures are kids that have completed the "ALA Challenge."
~Read one Newbery and two Caldecotts a month.
|Our published writing board.|
Also, little tip, I always paint my bulletin boards with wall paint & a roller.
Last for years and you don't have to change the paper. :)
|My three classes. Clips on the left tell their "spot" for the day.|
Clips on the right give them their "job" for the week.
|The room is full of quotes. |
Some from "real" people like the one on the left - C.Alexander London.
Some from characters like the one on the right from Dumbledore.
|And some quotes just to inspire me like this one from Penny Kittle. (above my desk)|
|Finally, this is my desk, shoved up against the wall.|
There is a round table in front on the left for small groups.