The time has finally come for me to show you my classroom! This is my first year back in first grade and I have tables again which I love for first graders. This classroom is definitely smaller than my past one so I had to be creative with the space and try to open it up to make it feel larger.
Without further ado….my classroom for 2018!
Here is the view when you walk in the classroom door. I have 5 tables and 16 students (yes I know I am very lucky and grateful!). So there are 3-4 kids at each table.
This is the bulletin area on my back wall. I will have each child’s brag tag necklace hanging on a pin. I also have our classroom jobs board and will be displaying Writing work and Anchor Charts. In the bookshelf, I am storing math tools and other tools for the classroom – white boards, clip boards, etc. On top of the bookshelf we have our class iPads and Chrome Books. The black bins on the ground are from Target. I got them many years ago during their college sales and they still sell them now. I use these to collect library books, one is for planners, and one is to hold their take-home folders.
Here is my classroom library. I have a post explaining how I organize that…here… The bulletin board will house our reading and math anchor charts. Since the bulletin boards in the classroom were very large I decided to split them so I could use them for more things!
Here you can see one of the tables for students. I got these caddies at Lakeshore Learning and I love the bright colors. Each table also has one of those Target crates. The table crate will hold their book bags, white boards, privacy folders, workbooks, etc – since we don’t have desks.
Here is the front of my room. I am so excited to have a Smart Board again!
Here is the view from the front corner. You can see I moved all of the large furniture against the walls to open up the space as much as possible.
I am very lucky to have another white board kidney table for small groups. This also serves as my desk. I am working on ways to keep it more organized so I can use it as both easily!
Here are the cubbies for students. Each child has their own cubby and then the share the backpack part. I also store classroom supplies over here and have our turn-in bins.
This area is behind my desk. Again I’m trying to make it as functional as possible since I don’t really have a desk – more of a small group table. I’m storing my teacher books back here, supplies for small group, curriculum resources, and more.
So that is my new first grade classroom! It has been a lot of work, but so worth it! I am so happy with how it turned out. I think my students have a bright, fun, safe space to learn in!