So after wearing my Super Cape, here it is.... my Super little happy home away from home!
Whoop-Whoop! Tah-Dah! Bam! Zap! Wowza!
Now, I like to keep myself organized and my OCD just can't help itself and besides my little coconut is always on. So I went home and drew a map of my classroom and had a HUGE laminating party! I have had my zebra stripes theme for a few years now and I always love me some zebra stripe print. Since my department's theme this year is Superheroes, we all decided to make our classrooms just a little bit more super! So this meant work, work, work! I created everything in my classroom and I just love to be creative!
I'm still making some goodies and I can't wait to post the final product. For now, here is my little place I like to call home! Shout-out and Whoop-Whoop to my secret angels who helped me make this happen! I LOVE you, my hubby, son, and daughter!
Some before pictures (and here is where I can really recognize alllllll of our hard work, like sweat and bullets, even in the AC, this is Florida remember :)
Far back view
Whoop-Whoop! By the front door view
By the front door view
Math Bulletin Board
My Super Piggy Banks (group tables earn "money" in their piggy banks and my firsties LOVE to earn money). Also, here is my Secret Hero cup and Fair Bucket. Each cup has numbered possible sticks according to each students' last name. Fair Bucket is used to call out students numbers so all students can be picked fairly.
Secret Hero is also a great management tool I use in class. Without saying who it is, I pick a possible stick with a student's number the first time we line up for the day. I explain to the boys and girls that this person has to be super all the time, even when we walk in the line. Since it's a secret until the end of the day, all students do their best to be Super Walkers in the line. At the end of the day, I reveal the Secret Hero and that student earns a special reward. They LOVE it!
V.I.H. (Very Important Hero) another great little management tool. This is on a Super writing table for that Super student who did an awesome job the whole day. That student gets to sit in the VIH section, like the VIP section, and enjoy using these awesomely cool writing tools (stamps, cool pencils, glasses, markers, pens, highlighters, pens, shape erasers, etc...)
Focus Wall (front of the room) click here to see this product in my store
Groups bulletin board (front of the room) I still have to create and post my Super Group names.
Soaring Superhero Behavior Chart
Word Wall (available in my store)
Reading Headquarters (my FAV). My hubby is going to make this area a little more Super, but you have to wait for those details! LOL! Shout-out to one of my parents who bought me 2 Super capes!
Science and Social Studies Wall
Back right of the room- Teacher Led Center (small groups)
AR Heroes and AR Quiz Line -students place their number on the waiting line to take an AR test (click here to see the AR Quiz Line file in my store). At the end of the week, I have student conferences with each student and they place their pin on the AR Heroes clip chart.
One of my other favs of my room. I learned this in a PD that I attended and used Publisher to create it. I teach my babies how to be a detective while reading and how to write like an investigator and they love using the clip boards and magnifying glass to search and write clues.
So there it is friends! Thank you so much for taking a little happy tour of my happy classroom! What's your theme like this year? What is your fav section of your happy place? I would LOVE to read all about it!
So here is to a Super Whoop-Whoop Year to all of us!