My Classroom…

We just finished our second week of preschool and things are moving right along. The kids are getting the hang of our routines and schedule and things seem to be running fairly smoothly. Especially for so early in the Pre-K year. Someone knock on some wood for me.

I took some pictures of my room both before school started and this past week, so this is a compilation. I’m trying to take pictures of lots of the projects that I do as well as how the room looks, so that I can look back on them and jog my memory each year. Note in picture form I suppose, since I’m a super visual person!

I redid my calendar/teaching board twice this year, but I think I’ve gotten it where I like it! J

My kiddos are getting graphing down. I have a question each morning and they graph their answer and then we read the graph at circle time. They LOVE the Question of the Day.

Blocks and Art Centers.

House Keeping.

I also have a Science, Letters, and Puzzle Centers, but didn’t get a good picture of those.

View from the front door.

View from my table.

My bee rules.

I totally copied this from First Grader… At Last! It is the cutest teaching blog and I loved her bees. Ours are a bit different and we only have four. 

I love them, they are super cute.

Well, that’s where I spend 3 days of my week. And can I just say that there sure is a lot of prep for a 3 day a week job! J But I wouldn’t change it.

Comments 4

  1. Love the “Bee” rules! I always have my rules posted, but since I’m in high school, the rule board is less cute. Maybe I’ll change it up just for fun when I go back to work.

    Also love the graphing chart! So important to start that young. I’m always surprised by how many high schoolers don’t understand graphs. I do a basic map reading/graph reading lesson at the beginning of the school year.

    Your classroom looks great! I hope you are enjoying the first weeks with the little ones!

  2. I will be copying your graphing chart. I us a piece of large paper everyday to do our questions and we tally the answers. I’m all for saving paper, plus the visual graph rocks! I will also be copying you by posting photos of my pre-k classroom soon. You have a very bright and cheery room! Is the tree in your housekeeping area painted or a decal? LOVE IT!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments!

    @Caroline~ part of the fun of teaching early childhood is things get to be cute too. 🙂 I’m always so surprised at how fast they catch on to graphing! And I can’t imagine teaching high school! But I guess everyone teaching a certain age range can’t imagine teaching another- whether it be way older or way younger.
    When are you going back?

    @Mary~ I get those little cute programmable die cuts and put the kids’ names on them and leave them at their seats every morning and when they come in they grab their name and take it over to the board and graph. I just drew the grid on 3 large posters with a cute border. I think they sell big graphs, they just don’t have them at our teacher store, and this is easy enough.
    The tree is a bulletin board kit that I stuck to the wall. It says “Our Family Tree” on top and I’m having the kids bring in pictures of their families and sticking them on there.
    Can’t wait to see your room!

  4. I was teaching about an hour away down the interstate from my home and I just couldn’t do it with a little one. So, I’ve decided to take the year off to be with my baby. We’ll see how everything goes. When I do go back to work, I’m going to find something much closer.

    I actually love working with all ages – high school, middle school, elementary, and pre-K. I used to work at a daycare center during the summers between college semesters. I love teaching in general and I ultimately decided on high school because of my second love, social studies. However, I could be one of those teachers who teachers for 10 years at one level and then switches. As long as I’m working with kids, I’m happy!

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