This post originally appeared on the blog Thank God It’s First Grade.
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!
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!
The cabinet on the left holds tons of guided readers and phonics games.
The alphabet is from my Primary Decor Pack.
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 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!