Classroom Pictures #msSunFun


If you follow my blog, you know that I have had a pretty busy summer, welcoming twins into our family along with our 2 year old.  So my room hasn’t changed much from last year.  But thanks to my mom, things are almost all set up and ready to go!  Thanks Mom 🙂  Here are some of my favorite things from my room…

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I use these pages for whole class management.  Each class starts off with 5 points at the beginning of the hour.  When the majority of the class isn’t on task or at an appropriate noise level, I erase one point.  I color in that many squares at the end of the hour on the 100’s chart.  When the class reaches 100 points, they  are able to play games in class for part of the hour.  I am excited to use Class DoJo this year and I’m not sure how those two things will work together.  I will update you 🙂

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This is my vocab board.  I am focusing much more on vocab this year.  I used the vocab from the Georgia Department of Ed Content Area Frameworks which I really recommend and, no, I am not from Georgia.  I created these signs as well as a vocab packet for the students to work on.

Vocab Signs

Vocab Packet

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I covered (my mom covered) my bookshelves with cool contact paper this year.  Brightens things up a bit!




Room Pic 1

This board is pretty much the same as last year.  I love my volume scale.  The flower is on a clothespin so I can move it to the noise level I want.  I did add the descriptions of our scoring scales (SBG).

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This is something I have done for years that I am changing a bit based on something on pinterest that I saw.  I put all papers from past lessons in this bin so students can always get extra copies.  I have hanging file folders with page protectors stapled to the front.  I put a master copy in the page protector and the rest of the pages in the folder.  If there are no more copies, all students have to do is bring me the master.  This year, I am going to add tabs for all of the days of the month so that students can look in the folder of the day they need and find what they are looking for.

I think that’s it for now!


It’s been a while…

It has been a while since my last post, but I have a great excuse…

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In between the craziness of having a two year old and newborn twins, I have been preparing a ton for the new year, learning all I can about the common core standards and making the transition, and trying to sleep every once in a while, too.  I most likely will continue to take some time off from blogging until the year starts up and my mind becomes less about diapers and more about school, but until then I leave you with this amazingness…



These babies are at the Target $1 spot right now.  Dry- erase pockets.  I am so excited I can’t stand it.  Yes, I made my own with funky duct tape and page protectors last year, but these are must sturdier and nicer.  There is a ton more at the $1 spot that is also worthy of checking out for back to school.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I will see you in the fall!  I am super excited to Explore the MathTwitterBlogosphere!