However, it's summer. And I don't have any new adorable stories. So I'm moving to a more shallow reason why I teach...the creative outlet. So I decided to show some pictures of my latest classroom theme (this will be my 4th year with the same theme)...Dr. Seuss. I haven't finished my room for this year (HA! I barely started!! Eeek!), but I'll give a few snapshots of my room over the past three years. While I came up with some of the ideas myself, most are Pinterest inspired or straight up Pinterest copycats. I'll do my best to give shouts out to the things that I cannot take ownership of.
So, without further adieu, here's my classroom!
|The inside of my door...cute Cat in the hat white board for memos (gift from a friend) and our "Ready for the Hall" chant!|
|Ignore the ugly unpeeled tape. I've since cleaned that up! But my bathrooms are labeled "Who Girls" and "Who Boys" :)|
|I bought this alphabet frieze from a book store, laminated them, and turned them into my wall alphabet!|
|My set up the first year I did Dr. Seuss.|
|This sign is by the water fountain. I made it using Google images and my Dr. Seuss font.|
|Library Center (This year I have RED tubs so they'll look better with the Seuss stuff!)|
|"Word Jail" for those words that break the phonetic rules we study. The kiddos LOVE putting words in jail! We also LOVE to make the siren noise.|
|An idea I got from Pinterest...framed a class list and used it all year for checklists: who brought field trip money, who turned in forms, etc.|
|I used these rubbery placemats at the beginning of the year to mark where they sat at the carpet.|
|I adapted this from a pin I saw on Pinterest. I turned a "Lazy Susan" into a prize wheel.|
|Where they get their "mail" every afternoon (graded papers, notes, etc.)|
|Adorable clock a colleague gave me! :)|
|I took an old school bus bulletin board piece (already said "Oh the Places We Will Go") and added some Seuss characters to the windows. Then I'll put pictures on the black line (cork board) to make a timeline of our year.|
|Another Pinterest idea...clothespin "How We Get Home" chart. I made the Seuss labels on the computer.|
|I label my centers with Dr. Seuss themed labels (as seen in my post about my PowerPoint for literacy centers).|
|Pinterest steal..using Germ-X as the bathroom passes. I started this last year and they lasted all year! Brilliant!|
|Another Pinterest steal...Any time a student finds a game piece, manipulative, etc. on the ground/desk, they put in the missing pieces bucket and I can put it away correctly later. This has helped TONS with no interruptions during a lesson/work time.|
I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my Dr. Seuss classrooms from years past. Soon (hopefully!) I'll be through with this year's and I'll post any updates at a later date. I hope the beginning of your week has been off to a great start, and I pray the remaining few days are even more blessed! And I'll end on this...THANK GOODNESS FOR PINTEREST! Can I get an 'amen!?'