Today was the day I "finished" my classroom. Notice the quotations, because it will never be actually finished. After hours of crafting and laminating and taping and hanging and recruiting my poor family members to help me, it's ready for the students.
So, here's my tour! Welcome to Room 204, sixth grade math!
My desk! Since I'm slightly OCD, this will hopefully stay organized throughout the year. Keep your fingers crossed for my own sanity. Crafted: I made the sunflower vase out of an old soup can and glued pencils around the whole thing! Bought some Michael's sunflowers and put them in for decoration! It's tough to see in this picture, but the little black frame all the way on the left is a to-do list! I printed it on lined paper and put the glass over it so I can write my to-do list with dry erase markers!
Here's my "what do I do when I'm done/extra credit" opportunity! It's aligned with the Common Core and provides questions the students can answer. I'm going to encourage students to take the initiative throughout the marking periods to complete these problems to extra points. They can never complain they didn't have the opportunity!
Left Side: Whole class behavior management. Each day, I will select one of the skills that the students need to be extra conscious of. If they are successful, their class period will earn a point. At the end of the month/marking period, the winning class will have a party! Right side: Dear Students, I believe in you!
And there you have it! I'm looking forward to this school year SO much (even though I have to admit I'm a bit nervous). Thanks for checking out my room. Please let me know if you have any ideas for a 6th grade math class or just any advice for a new teacher!
Only one week and a day until the first day of school. AH!