Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Welcome to Room 410

The random, out of order posts continue! 

I love my classroom. It is definitely my home away from home and probably the most organized part of my life (my poor house always suffers during the school year). I thought I'd share a few pictures of room 410, home to some of the best students in our school and without a doubt, one of my favorite places to spend my days. 

So, Welcome to 410! My room is ridiculously of my teammates says it looks like a bag of Skittles threw up. Whatevs, I love it. I don't have a specific "theme" because I just want bright colors. 
This bulletin board is one of my kids' favorites. They all talk about how they remember coming in the first day and seeing the words "Reading" and "Boring" before realizing what it says. ("If you think Reading is Boring, you're doing it wrong" (I found the saying somewhere on Pinterest but I can't remember where...)

Our school is part of the No Excuses University network. The main goal is that we teach students that they CAN and WILL go to college, no excuses. Each classroom adopts a different university. Since my own alma mater was already taken (UNT), I decided to adopt Wheaton College, the university my hubby played football for during the first 2 years of college. They have totally spoiled me. They send stuff for my kids and room each year and my kids usually get t-shirts to wear to rep our college. 

the back wall
This is the view from my desk/guided reading table. It's much more enjoyable to look out and see kids sprawled out across the floor reading! 

Our school is really focusing on Academic Conversations this year. It has been amazing to see the improvement in my students' everyday speaking and conversational skills. This bulletin board serves as a reminder of things we do to have a meaningful conversation. 
  So there you have it, a little peek at some of my classroom. :) 
On a totally unrelated note, the weather people say it's supposed to be in the 70s the rest of this week. It only got up to 32 we shall see. Have a great week! 

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