Sunday, October 2, 2011

How bout a classroom tour?

  This post is about 8 weeks late...but hey I like being fashionably late!  Even if no one else is interested at this point.  I still want to blog it for my reference.

  Before pictures.  This is what my room looked like on day one when I walked in.  I'm really thankful I was able to leave up my wall decorations, though I changed out several this year.

Yikes...that counter looks crazy!

Now on to what it looks like today...

My fluency giraffe 

Reading center with recovered cushions.  That's about 1/10 of my 800 personal books.

Book boxes 

Bucket filling board

Daily 5 chart

Cafe Board

My carpet area

My little corner

Good Behavior Incentive

Math Board

Work Trays

That sums up our second grade classroom.  Maybe someone enjoyed seeing it.


  1. Love your room! Big, bright, and colorful!

    2B Honey Bunch

  2. Love your room! Can you give us some info on Rocket Math?

    Pitner's Potpourri

  3. Mary,
    Rocket math is what we are using to practice math facts this year. It's just 40 problems the kids have to answer in a minute and a half before they can move onto the next level.

  4. Hi Stephanie:

    Your room looks great! I haven't posted my classroom pictures YET, so you are ahead of me!

    I love the bright open feeling of your room. It's so cheerful!

    Have a happy week,

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. Stephanie -

    I just ran across your post via Pinterest, so rest assured, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING!

    I am pinning this to my Pinterest 'Teaching' Board, and a few people follow that board of mine, so rest assured, you are getting views =]

    You turned your room around into a very nice and inviting place to learn.

    Great job.

  6. What is your fluency giraffe?

    1. I am also curious about your fluency giraffe? It looks nice. How does that work? Looks great! Good Job!!!!

    2. At that time we did fluency tests weekly with the kids. We used a test that came with our curriculum. After getting their words per minute I put a marker for each kid onto the giraffe's neck. His neck was marked with the lowest wpm at the bottom and highest at the top. They were able to watch themselves move up each week. I stressed they were watching for improvements in their own wpm.