Monday, August 1, 2011

More Classroom Pictures!




Ok...so I worked in my class today (no AC...it was HOT!!) and although these are mostly things you've already seen..I've added some last touches that I think turned out great!
I plan to use the board above and just below for attendance.  The circles are pizza pans from the dollar store with wrapping paper "modge podged" on them! The kids will use magnets with their pictures to put in either group in the mornings...the middle pan is for at the end of the day where the magnets go =)  I plan to also put their pictures in the windows of the subs.

 The picture below is for my groups ...the wheel spins (as it is now in Monday's position...5 spots for 5 days to turn to and then back to this the following Monday)
There is a close up of the wheel below the other pics.
 This is my data board...again, I used pans from the dollar store to modgepodge wrapping paper so that my kids can place their votes on either pan....with magnets.  The question will go on a sentence strip above the pans... and a tally chart below...

And this is the velcro direction/order/steps idea that someone shared
http://firstgradefactory.blogspot.com/2011/03/teacherwhat-do-i-do-next.html
You've seen it before, but here is my version of Deanna Jump's ship...I have added some things to it as you can see =)

 Thanks so much to Mrs Jump for sharing the icons and all the great ideas I used!! 

45 comments:

  1. Love it...you've been working hard! I love how you fancied up the pans with colorful paper!

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  2. Your room is adorable! I love it!! :)

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  3. Your room looks incredible! I can't believe how much work you have gotten done already. And what is wrong with AC units at schools. They never work at the beginning when we're doing all the hard work.

    Thanks for sharing,

    William Smith,
    www.strengthtoteach.blogspot.com

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  4. VERY cute! Love it all! The kids will LOVE all your hard work when they arrive!
    Cyndy
    Counting with Coffee

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  5. So caaaa-ute! I'm going to have to copy your data board and your attendance board...sorry but it's just so fricking cute!
    Ms. A
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

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  6. Sooo cute! I love the picture cues for following directions :)

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  7. I am off to buy dollar store pans! The data boards are perfect! Love all of the classroom pics. . .thanks for sharing!
    mrsmaysplace.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE it all!! I love the pictures for following directions. Can you share?

    Welcome to Room 36

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  9. Your classroom looks great. It has inspired me to get my rear in gear and start working on mine.

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  10. The picture directions came from:
    http://firstgradefactory.blogspot.com/2011/03/teacherwhat-do-i-do-next.html

    =) Jennifer

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  11. Your room is absolutely darling! I have room envy :D

    Alexandra
    www.thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com

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  12. What exactly do you with your data board? Does it stay up all year? It looks like a great idea just curious about it!

    Justi Tunnell
    https://gblog.garlandisd.net/users/jrtunnel

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  13. I have a Question of the Day as part of their morning routine...the beginning of the year the answers are just yes/no- they show their answer using with their own
    magnet...and then they extend it by using their journals to write the question...answer in detail (more as the year progresses) and then illustrate it. I am working right now on a listing for the question a day question book...each page will go in a plastic sleeve in a binder that stands...if that makes sense? lol I will list it on TPT and Teacher's Notebook- and explain thoroughly when I get it finished =) Hope that helps!!

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  14. I simply ADORE your room!! I really can't wait until we're aloud to start working in our rooms!!!

    I think the modge podge on pans looks so nice--and really fancies it up... do you apply it both under and over the paper?

    The data "question" wall is a great idea and a true time saver. I'm going to have to borrow that one!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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  15. Your room looks so cute and inviting! You have been working HARD. Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering to help me with Pinterest today!

    Kendra at Light a Candle

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  16. yes that made perfect sense!! Thanks! Def going to be adding this to my room and will and will be looking for the unit on TPT!

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  17. I LOVE your displays!! You have inspired me to try a themed classroom this year! Where did you get your bulletin board letters?
    -Becky

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  18. Hi Becky! Most of them I get from CTP: http://www.creativeteaching.com/c-493-dots-on-turquoise.aspx
    Hope that helps!!

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  19. Hi Karen! I apply it under the paper AND over it... =) Hope that helps!

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  20. I LOVE your room! It all looks great! I was wondering where you got your punchout letters that you use on your bulletin boards? Is it a collection of different purchased letter punchouts, homemade, or a single set? Super cute!

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  21. Hi~ I use an assortment of different sets all together/mixed up...My favs right now are from:

    http://www.creativeteaching.com/c-493-dots-on-turquoise.aspx

    But the rest I just get at the local Teacher Store like these:

    http://catalog.teachingthingsonline.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=51830_51849&page=all

    Hope that helps!
    Jennifer

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  22. I am in love with your decor! Simply adorable! I have a question for you... I can click all your pictures and they enlarge and I can see details. The first picture though, the one with the giant crab and it looks like a loft?, that is the only one that won't get bigger for me!? I would love to see that up close and all the details! Is there any way you can send or change that? Just wondered. No biggie if not. I think you've done an amazing job and it's a very inviting classroom! Creative with those pans!

    Thanks,
    Kim from:
    http://starbucksstandardssharpies.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thanks Kim! I will try to fix that...but here is a link to the pic on FB...maybe it will help. If not, I can email it to you (I tried, but couldn't find your email addy on your site (I'm a new follower now =) Here is the link:
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?fbid=242053795817479&set=pu.220522214637304&type=1&theater

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  24. Jennifer,

    Thanks! Yes, it worked! I was able to click the first picture and view the enlarged version now. Thanks for becoming a follower of my new blog. Still very new and learning! I added my email too. Thank you again!

    Kim from:
    http://starbucksstandardssharpies.blogspot.com/

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  25. such a great room! just became a follower :)
    teachingfashionista.blogspot.com

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  26. I think this is the CUTEST classroom I have EVER SEEN!!!

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  28. I recognize those picture direction icons (excluding #4 paste). Glad they are useful to you and your students. You can link back to my post here: http://firstgradefactory.blogspot.com/2011/03/teacherwhat-do-i-do-next.html

    Alicia
    First Grade Factory

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  29. I had already found it and commented in one of the comments above, but I also fixed the original post, too, now. Thanks Jennifer

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  30. The #4 icon was my take on Alicia's icons because my kids were giving me a hard time when the icons didn't match what they were using! Here's the link to the others if anyone is interested: http://misskindergartenlove.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-picture-direction-icons.html

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  31. Thank you, Hadar! I have got to do a better job of keeping up with where things come from!! =)
    Jennifer

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  32. Quick question: how did u make the spinning wheel for your centers?

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  33. No problem! It is the wheel off of a spinning wheel choice thing from Really Good Stuff (I took it apart) it looked like this: http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/images//set_a/en_us/local/products/detail/156656.jpg

    But apparently they don't make it anymore...here is the version they do still have: http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/product/jumbo+magnetic+spin+wheel.do

    Hope that helps!
    Jennifer

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  34. Hi Jennifer! Can you share how you made the pirate ship step by step. =)

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  35. I bought sheets of styrofoam from Michaels and used a hot knife to cut the edges to the shape of a ship. Next I used black acrylic paint to paint the lines and dots you see....I also cut a mast from the styrofoam and then used fabric to drape the sail (attached it with hot glue =) Hope that helps!
    Jennifer

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  36. Thx! One more question, did you also use the hot glue to glue the long brown piece where the flag is to the horizontal brown piece that is holding the top part of the fabric?

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  37. Yes, I hot glued them to the wall....if that makes sense =)

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    1. THX a bunch! I got all my materials and directions. I was so lost on how to construct this. Can't wait to start it now. =)

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  38. Hi Jennifer- just wanted to say thanks for sharing your idea. I have adapted it & made a toddler friendly question of the day board, complete with picture prompts. Here's the link to my board, inspired by yours ;) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92746073549940405/

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