August 17, 2017

Classroom Stuff and Things 8/17

Thanks for the acknowledgement and positivity on Monday! It's a stressful season because it's all about change right now. We ran into a major hiccup shortly after I posted this and I started to wonder why I'd shared in the first place. Often times, things change before I can get an official blog post written about what we're doing next! Anyway, I think things are resolving and s l o w l y falling into place. Maybe. 

Because it wouldn't be a school year without classroom pictures....

True story: I took pictures last year, completely forgot to post them, and then all of a sudden I didn't care because I was bogged down with...stuff...and things.

Today is the third day of school for kids. This is what things looked like at the beginning of the week.

If you're like me, you love nothing more than looking at classroom pictures.

New things I'm trying:

A math word wall. I'm also going to be posting the vocabulary words for each chapter. I feel like that might help cement understanding.

Mailboxes. I've used them once in 8 years. This is my second go-around.

Hanging important info for kids at their eye-level.
Separate turn-in boxes for each subject.

A clip chart. I wrote a whole post about this. I'll get that published eventually. 

Overall, I'm hopeful. So far I'm at 28 students, and I do expect the number to go up. 
I've noticed that I have some very sweet and very quiet (and hardworking!) kids this year and I'm so grateful for that. Last year I only had a few that fit into that category, but I have gotten several visits from past students this week and, for that also, I'm grateful.
That's more or less the reason why I keep at this whole teaching thing.

If you have a classroom, I'd love to see your pictures!

And there's pictures from Missouri and other years in Colorado too on this blog, but it's early and I'm tired and I have other teacher-like things to do.


  1. Your classroom looks awesome!! I think it's impressive how teachers are able to get all this done so quickly. Way to go!

  2. Looks awesome! I do love looking at classroom pictures and all the different ways they can be set up. My sister is a first year teacher this year and even from the other side of the world I was excited about the process of setting up her classroom! haha!

  3. Love it!!! Yes, I also like looking at classroom pictures. :)


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