Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome to my Classroom!

It's been a looooooooooooooooooooong time coming and you will only see pieces of the whole thing, but here are some new pictures of my classroom!!

My storage drawers next to my small group table. The white drawers hold all of my most commonly use math manipulatives and the black drawers hold supplies such as dry erase boards, rulers, scissors, paper, etc.

Sensory Break/Cool Down Area  My fellow sped teacher and roommate found that chair at a yard sale for $1!!!!!! 

Desk island!  You are looking at my desk and my roommates across from me.

This is where the magic happens!

I think this is self-explanatory! :)

This bulletin board is part of my classroom management system.  Inside the pockets (that I made with scrapbook paper & laminated---you can find the template here) are strips of five frames.  When a student clips up during my class (see below) the student earns a stamp.  When the five frame is full the student earns a small prize.  This little technique is two fold----one-classroom management and two-math.  I question my students about the five frame every time I put a new stamp on their frame.  They usually are telling me how many more they need to get to five before I even have a chance to ask!

Here is my behavior clip chart.  Learn more about it here where I explained how and why I use it.

The room is much larger than what is showing in these pictures.  Remember, I share this room with a lot of people! ;)  However, not all of the areas are ready for a 'close-up.'  Next time I will show you pictures of the library and reading areas! 

Hope you enjoyed this 'mini-tour'!!!!!

PS---You can also find all of my virtual/dream classroom ideas @ my Resource Room Pinterest Board!



  1. Your classroom is super cute! And I love your cool down area :)

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper

    1. Thanks so much! I have plans to show more about the cool down area later on! Stay tuned ;)


  2. Your room looks great! I love your sensory break area.



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