This is what it looked like when I came back
And then, I opened the closet...
Of course, this is what my kids do as I'm pulling things out of the closet...
So after a couple of weeks of hard work, we have the finished product -
View from the front door:
From the back corner:
From the front of the room looking back:
Since I'm only teaching math and science/social studies this year, this is where I'll put new vocabulary when it's introduced. After a week or so here, they'll be moved to my math or science word walls.
Our Social Studies focus wall (yep, just noticed that the c in social studies fell down. I'll have to fix that tomorrow!).
Our math wall
Our science wall (sorry about the glare)
Our classroom helper chart.
I have to say that I love the idea of labeling things with numbers this year instead of names. I teach a morning group and an afternoon group this year, so numbers were much easier than putting 2 sets of names on everything!
This is our new behavior bingo (more about this tomorrow - hopefully!)