I wanted to give you the grand tour of my classroom....i am going to give you some before pictures...and then the after pictures to follow... get some popcorn and enjoy.
(our classroom theme is crayons...get it kranz/crayons.....say it out loud.)
|Welcome to Miss Kranz's pack....come on in....|
|this is what i had to work with the first day i walked in my new "home"|
this is the back of the room.
|desks desks and more desks.|
|the front of the room....|
how was i ever going to start...were the thoughts going through my head...good thing my family is amazing and was willing to help.....but KATIE (my sister) was the biggest help of them all, i don't know how i could have done any of the work without her!!! let me remind you this was the end of july in DALLAS TEXAS and we had NO A/C....zip zilch zero...noooooo air.
|the front of the room with a face lift....and katie hard at work.|
|the side bulletin boards....i thought i measured wrong....freaking out.|
|never fear....double up on the border and you'll be FINE.|
|my new chair i got from uptown country...my favorite home store EVER.|
|my RHS corner....katie made a 'voice' bubble that comes from the eagles|
mouth and says....oscar the eagle says... i write on it with expo marker.
|my small group table all jazzed up!|
|my back shelf....katie came up with the cute idea of setting up the books on display like a library. all (some) of my favorite books.|
|my calendar wall....its interactive with velcro and laminated so the students can write on it with visa vi or expo marker.|
|our "drop off" station....|
this is right by the door when the students walk
|our math wall....for math vocabulary.|
|the science area....katie and i rigged and made those bulletin|
boards. (the magnetic letter are no more. they are now
in a box safe and sound for centers)
|the table book baskets (excuse the books are all messy)|
|books, math tool boxes (for each table), chapter|
books, and math manipulatives!!
|this is outside my door, a student writes in chalk|
to tell where we are if we leave the classroom.
|my 'teacher' area...behind my desk....|
|lesson planning supplies and what not.|
|no classroom is complete without a mini|
fridge....the plastic drawers are for each day
of the weeks plans/papers.
|this is where i file all their graded papers...|
|teacher bulletin board, pictures and things that|
make me happy.
|Rules for D.E.A.R. time...we have it every morning|
after the announcements.
|"our poster closet"|
this is where i keep all my posters....i just
tape them onto hangers.
i'm obsessed with making posters.
so there you have it....the before and after of my "home away from home"....
Let me know what you think!!!