A Peek into My Classroom

My first day of back at work is quickly approaching. Teachers report back on August 6th, we have a meet and greet on August 7th and students begin on the 9th. I have been back to my classroom a total of four times so far, and today I finally feel like it is all coming together. Here is a peek into my 4th grade classroom.

This is a shot from my front door.

Here is my Behavior Board, which I follow a 3 strikes you're out rule.

The homework board

The Agenda board

The Reading Focus Wall
This is a new bulletin board for me, hopefully I or the students can stay consistent with updating it each week.

Here is a rough looking bookcase in my room. I am contemplating on whether I should paint it apple red like my other book shelf in the back. It was originally in the back of my room, but I moved it to the front so my class library is more accessible to the students. I still have a lot of work to do on the library.

 I have not decided what I am going to do with the big bulletin board yet, any ideas? The two smaller ones I am going to use to track my stwo classes Interval scores.

Here is a better look at the back of my room.

Here is my biggest project today! My version of the Daily Five or my Six. I am really happy with the way it came out, considering last year it was all handwritten on chart paper.

My college wall, which is still a work in progress. I am hoping to get more information from colleges around Louisiana in the upcoming weeks.

This is my TEACHER'S DESK! Can you believe it. All of my everyday supplies are underneath. The top is currently housed with stuff I need to trash or put up on the class wall. It will soon house the ELMO and my laptop.

My rules for the iPads
Love them you can get them at Soaring Through Second's Blog

My Postcard Exhcange board and Trucker Buddy board

Here are a few boxes of miscellanouss itmes I still need to go through.

Another and last look at my classroom from the back.

Have you been back into your classroom yet?
Any ideas for my last bulletin board?


  1. Love the colors on your bulletin boards!!


  2. WOW...creative and organized. I'd love to be one of your students :>)

  3. Thanks for sharing your room with us! It is clear you have done a lot of work preparing for the arrival of your students. Looks like a great place to learn! I am wondering if you could share your rules for the ipads? We will have 2 in our class this year and I'm interested to learn what I should anticipate.

    For your last bulletin board: I have always wanted to try a class collage. Kids can post their favorite work or bring in tickets to shows they have attended during the year or brochures from places they have visited, a favorite picture...just something fun. What do you think.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Wow! Your classroom looks great. I noticed that you have a bboard for a post card exchange. I've been really wanting to get involved with one. Do you have any info you could share on the one you are participating with? If so, would you email me @ mrs.hager2011@gmail.com? Thanks!!


  5. Looks great! I need your iPad rules... I have 3 iPods and 3 iPads in my room! For the last bulletin board, how about News? Class news, family news, student news? Awards, pictures, newspaper clippings? I have one in my room and I love it!

  6. Hello! Let me start by saying that I enjoy reading your blog. I too, am interested in your iPad rules. For the first time, we will have one iPad and several iPods in our classroom. Thank you,

  7. WOW! I can't believe you have to go back so soon...
    Our staff will return on the 16th and I feel the time slipping away...

    Some ideas for the other bulletin board: Student work, "Friends & Family" or "School Family"-type board with pics of each student, Writing or Reading Strategy board -- oh, the possibilities are endless! :)
    I always do a "Mrs. Cade Loves..." and put up pictures and items I love, so the students will get to know me better. The students (and visiting parents) really enjoy it!

    I love the STARS and your colors look great! Keep up the terrific work.


  8. Hi there!!! I was so excited to see you using the iPad posters in your classroom!!! I cannot tell you how happy I to see you using them!!! :)

    You can find the iPad posters at my blog here

    Soaring Through Second

    under the "Tech Projects" tab

    Please email me at soaringthroughsecond@yahoo.com if there's anything else you need! :)

    Thanks again!!!

  9. looks great! I can't wait to get into my classroom! 13 more day!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  10. Your room looks great! You're so lucky you can get into your room, I have to wait until mid to late August. Oh well, lots of time to collect ideas!

    I'm a recent follower. I have nominated your blog for an award! Stop by my blog to pick it up! :D

    4th Grade Haps and Hacks

  11. Holy cow! Your classroom is super organized! You should be proud! :)

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth


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