Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Grade 3/4 Classroom

Hi everyone! It has been such a busy summer (not really a vacation for me!) but thank you for being patient with me since I have not been blogging much. How is everyone doing? I hope your enjoying teaching and your kiddos.. I start back next Wednesday :)

I wanted to show you a few pictures of my classroom. I have the same room as last year, but less kids.  I had 10 rambunctious crazy kiddos last year for Grades 2/3, but this year I have 4 new ones, and 3 students I have already taught.  How do you feel about looping up? I am excited to have another year with my 3 because I know I can help them continue to succeed and enjoy learning!
Smaller room, but I made the best out of it and I hope the students will find it warm and inviting. I love my "Welcome" sign that you see displayed in my first picture. I found it on TPT from Cathy Hutchinson - I LOVE polka dots, and it was just too cute to pass up.. .and free!

Here are my book bins, posters, desk, and charts.  We also display the values for each month (respect, love, caring, responsibility, etc.)

My word wall :) Covers almost my whole wall on the side, but it will be needed for tons of 4th grade words!

I decorated my math bins with very cute labels.  I found these from Ashley Reed on TPT.. another amazing freebie!! I am an organizational freak so these helped me out a lot!
I found this picture frame at Michael's for 2 bucks! I was super excited to be able to put fun classroom pictures in it (once school begins) but for now, I just printed out pictures that I liked off google. 

This is where I will keep my math centers (1-2-3-4) and my students daily 5 bins and writing materials.  I even kept a bin for me for my calendar pieces and vocabulary cards.  I know that the math centers should be in all red, but I only had 2 red and 2 blue... I am sure it'll bother me enough that I change it out during the year ;)

I love these book bins from Target! Only 2.50 each and they are so durable.. my only wish was that I bought more of them before they became sold out.  The labels I used were just my organizational labels that are available on TPT and TN :)

I found this at Michael's and it was on clearance for 1 or 2 dollars.  I use it as my "Tattle Bin" for my kids to write down their tattles/feelings for me to look at later.  This has helped so much last year with less disruptions from teaching.  I was going to get a "T" for Tattle Bin, but I decided on a "B" for my last name (and if I ever wanted to use it for something else)
I hope you enjoyed a little insight into my classroom! I will have more pictures, products, and more coming this year.  I haven't slept well in a few days so I am off to bed.  I hope everyone is doing well... thank you for your talent and resources that I am getting so much use out of for my classroom!!


  1. Your classroom looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing all of your photos. Best wishes on a fabulous school year!

    1. Thank you Krista!! I'm on my way to check out your pics as well.. its been a long time since I have blogged but I'm sure yours will be amazing!! Best wishes to you too!!

  2. awesome Job!! Love the organization- esp. with the book bins... I always see those at Target but refrain from purchasing it because I don't want to be a hoarder... lol and thanks for the reminder with teh word wall- i need to put mine up too :)

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I buy way too much too especially with my own money so I usually just store it in my closet lol

  3. Thanks for the shout out for my labels! :). Are you at a public or private school?

    1. Of course!! :) and definitely private :) such a small class!


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