Thursday, August 9, 2012

Open House Room Tour 2012-2013

Tonight was our open house and we had a great turn out!  I already love my kiddos and their quirkiness (they'll fit right in, lol) and my parents seem like they will be very involved and helpful.  I'll keep the writing down to a minimum since this will be very picture heavy but I will try and explain what you're seeing in each picture.  I'll start from right to left, going around the room.  Let the tour begin!

When you walk in and turn to the right you see our cubbies (which I need to clean and organize) and the crafty clipboards I've been making to display the student's work.

This is our back wall with a Social Studies bulletin board and working table.

Our classroom management system is called Paws-itive Behavior and this is our rewards chart with the rules and what not underneath.  The kids place a sticker every week that they earn a "Green" week.  Two green weeks earn you a reward and the more rewards you earn the better they get!

I kept up my prefix/suffix board from last year and just moved one of my bookshelves underneath.

Our Types of Questions chart and Vocabulary and Spelling posters next to our Word Work station.

Our Word Work station for our Daily 3.  It has the Boggle Board, Classroom Journals, and a file crate of other Word Work activities.

The side wall and reading area.

Our reading area with the Focus Strip, strategy posters, and our CAFE board.  I taped on sheet protectors to the Focus Strip panels so I can slip in paper that says the skill we are working on.

Corner and front of room.

My guided reading table and "Desk-shelf."  That large white bookshelf is essentially my desk.  It has my binders of info, Teacher Toolbox (Gator version for my man, since he bought me the box and all, lol) my weekly organizing trays and guided reading baskets.

Our front wall and side wall of cabinets.

My Classroom Rules poster with the yard stick frame... LOVE IT!

If you thought, "Wow.  It looks like a bag of Skittles threw up in there," then my mission is accomplished! HAHA!  I can't wait to tour the other teacher's room and see all my other bloggy friend's classrooms.  I love getting new ideas and seeing other people's creativity.  I hope you all have a wonderful beginning of the school year and your Open House goes as well as mine did.



  1. Your room looks awesome! I was happy to have made 5 clipboards, but wow! You made a lot! Your students are lucky to have you as a teacher!

    Teaching Special Kids

  2. Thank you Mary, you are too sweet!

  3. I love the clipboards! What a great idea:)

    Kelly Teach

  4. Congrats on a successful and Open House and your room looks great. I am jealous of how big it is! When I go back in September and post my pictures, you are going to be SHOCKED at how small my portable is.
    Thinking of Teaching

  5. I am also a 5th grade teacher and also your newest follower.Love, love, love those cute little clipboards! Your room is adorable. Lattes and Laughter

  6. I'm obsessed with those clipboards! I wonder if I could have my own students decorate their own? I'll have my new students on the last day of school and that would give us something fun to do! Did you put decoupage on them? I'm going to pin it as a reminder!!


  7. That would be so much fun! How great that they get to meet you before summer ends! I wish that were the case for us as well but our class list is constantly changing until close to the first day of school. I used modge podge to glue the paper down and then as a top coat. Hope this helps and good luck with your project!

  8. Love the colors! How did you hang the clipboards up?

  9. I love the colors? How did you hang up the clipboards?