This post originally appeared on the blog Thank God It’s First Grade.

I love getting the chance to take a peek into other classrooms around the world so I thought I would take a minute to share my classroom with you!

My classroom walls are a bit bare now since I save a LOT of my wall space for student work and anchor charts we make together, but I can show you how it all begins!

I am SO lucky to have a large classroom. If you have followed my blog for the past few years, you will see that I used to have a teeny-tiny room in Las Vegas. I am spoiled here!

This is the view from my exterior door.
You can see part of my classroom library which is separated both by genre and level. I also display seasonal books on the display bookshelf. Those switch every two weeks or so!

Directly to the left of when you walk in is my half set-up math station. Each tub holds our math centers which change throughout the year. They consist of games from these two following units:
Print and Play Math Games:
These are all black and white games used with dice and spinners (EASY!)
First Grade Math Centers for the Year:
These centers are in color and laminated to keep throughout the years.

 The top is not finished yet, but will hold more math manipulatives and games that I will want to grab quickly! 

Walk past the bookshelves and you see the second half of the room!
My student desks and where we do our seated work.
Those back cabinets around the sink will eventually become our word wall. We only put up words as we learn them throughout the year. I like it on our cabinets because we do our writing at our seats so it provides easy access for students to find the words they need!
 Look left to see our computers, more windows, and our writing station in the right corner!
The cabinet on the left holds tons of guided readers and phonics games.
The alphabet is from my Primary Decor Pack.


 But if you kept walking straight, you would see this little hallway which leads to the main building (door on the right) and a big ol’ storage closet (door on the left)
 Close-up of our word work station!
Display bulletin board with binder clips held up by push pins to easily switch out papers AND not put holes in them!

 Now, let’s turn back around and look at that writing center!

Inside the tubs are prompts from my Beginning of the Year Writing pack and will be replaced throughout the year with my Writing Through the Seasons prompts.
Sight word practice: Free from Kindergarten Smiles

Look to the right and you see our bathroom, small whiteboard, and cubby area.
I use the small whiteboard whenever we are in our seats.

  Now look back towards the exterior door! More windows, behavior chart, my “turn it in” bin (the stinkin’ poster fell behind the cabinets) and folders/take home bin.
Underneath the windows is where I store ALL our math manipulatives.
Behavior chart: Primary Decor Pack

Meeting area and calendar space! I use lots of that wall space above and below the boards for anchor charts and student work!

Last, but not least, my teacher space! It needs some sprucin’ up, but that is the last thing I tackle.
Notice my owl painting that a STUDENT made for me my last year in Vegas! I love, love, love it and display it every year!

Well that is all I have for now and as we work in the classroom over the next month, my room will look a lot more VIBRANT as it gets filled with student learning.

Thanks for taking a look inside my room!

*** Susan Jones

Susan Jones is an educator and curriculum author from Salem, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Child Psychology. She taught 1st grade for five years in Nevada and Massachusetts before taking a couple years off to raise her two young boys. Susan is passionate about creating interactive and engaging resources that get both students and teachers excited to learn! You can follow her through her TpT store, her blog Thank God it’s First Grade, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!