Classroom Photos 2009-2010, Long Post! :)

I charged my batteries in the camera and took some pictures.  I’ll take you on a tour and you can also check out my photos from last year here to see the differences.

Everything is mostly in the same place, but a few things were changed.  First, I’ll start with some general views:

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This is a look at my new computer area; last year the table was perpendicular to where it is now and there was a tall white cabinet in front of the back half of the blue bulletin board you see there.

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Looking at my Listening Center Work Station (it’s on the backside of my writing station)

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Library Work Station–I moved the book cases around and added my light up palm tree for some fun

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Calendar area, bench where I sit, my Big Book teaching cart

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The back of my big book cart, this is where Drama Work Station will go–tentatively, I may move it

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A view of the mess that is my room! 🙂  The house, loft, my desk and a few tables

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My desk, this year I stacked my filing cabinets and moved a table next to my desk.

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We moved my son’s train table from home to school and it’s up in the loft now.

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Here’s a view of the rest of the loft

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My pocket chart stand my hubby built last year–I’ve come up with some new ideas how to use it! 🙂

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I use this pencil pouch to store what ever the children are working on at Pocket Chart Work Station

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Here’s the new part:  I’m using the back of the chart for Magnetic Work Station during LWS.  Below is an explanation…

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Here’s an upclose view.  I just hung it on the 2nd rung down with some of those metal binding rings.

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I put magnetic letters in these pencil pouches and velcro-ed  them to the stand…

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Here’s the velcro

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Sometimes, the children will not be using the board with the spaces I’ve defined.  Instead, they will use these sheets I made last year.

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I put magnetic strips on the back to hold them on.

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Here’s the desk where my student teacher will sit–do you think she has enough prizes from me?!?!

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Binders–waiting for my classlist to arrive so I can write names on them and put their sheet inside for practicing their name

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I signed my classroom up through TerraCycle so we can recycle our snack and Capri Sun containers.  These are some I purchased from Target to show my children.

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After our first round of Getting to Know you, we will put beads into plastic water bottles with sand so the children can find the letters in their name.

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This is how I’ve organized them.

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Some birthday certificates I got from the Target dollar spot to recognize birthdays.

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A game called Whiz Kids from Discovery Toys I will use with my kids this year.  You pick a letter and a category and then get the number of points on the letter card if you can name something starting with that letter in that category.

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This shelf sits next to my bench and will be home to several Literacy Work Stations.

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My small group area, parent volunteer area, and where the wonderful, amazing Pam will work!! 🙂

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Listening Work Station

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The tape recorder sits on top of the cart and the tapes and head phones are stored in the drawers

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My basket of things for Pam (yeah!! Pam!!) to copy and pass out to the kids for me.

There it is…I’m going back tomorrow to clean up some more and work on pulling things out for my Math Work Stations and figuring out where they will go! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 28, 2009, in August, Available for Purchase!, Binders, Building Blocks/Language Arts, Classroom Photos 2009-2010, education, Language Arts/Writing, Literacy Work Stations, Math, Math Work Stations, Student Teacher, Target, Things on Rings. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I love your classroom! All the little corners/nooks where different activities can take place! And the loft… oh I admire that.

    Sometime, do you think you could get directions posted for that homemade pocket chart organizer thing of PVC pipe?

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  2. kristenskreations

    HI Katie,
    Here are the directions to build the PVC stand…this one is for a table top version, but there are also directions how to build a full size one. My hubby is happy to build one and ship it in pieces if you would like to do that.
    https://kpoindexter.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/how-to-make-the-small-pvc-pocket-chart-stand/

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  3. Kristen,
    I love your sight!

    What are the prizes you have for your student teacher?

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  4. Hello,
    Thank you so much for your great pictures of your super room! Did you make your PVC chart stands or did you buy them? Thanks Beth

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  5. Sorry to post the same question as the person above. I did not read the questions before I pressed submit. Thanks Beth

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  6. I was just wondering how you were able to get a loft in your classroom. Is that something you built, got a grant for, or did the school put it there?

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    • kristenskreations

      Hi Christine,
      The loft came with the classroom…my understanding is that they have been there for 25 years, and I’ve only been there 4, so I have no idea where it came from before that! Sorry!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your classroom. I’m entering my 4th year as a K teacher – I love setting up the classroom and will use some of your ideas. I wish we could have a loft, it would solve some of the space issues I have in a small room!

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  8. Wow, what an amazing site. I came across your site while I was doing a search for “pattern blocks”. My family and I live in
    Russia and I am home schooling. Your site is truly invaluable. I will post about it on my blog and give you a ton of credit. I have a lot of fellow friends living in other countries who home school and I know this site will be a huge help. Just looking through your site has inspired me for the coming year and now I am so excited that I have such an excellent resource like this. It is also encouraging to see how much you love teaching.

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  9. Wow! So many fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hey! Love the site and your classroom setup! I see that you are very organized which is appealing to me! 🙂 I am an education major in my last year & I have to do some a word work center on the hard and soft sound of “C.” It has to be something they can pull of the shelf and be self correcting. Do you have any ideas?! Anything would be helpful! 🙂

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  11. I think you could go on the road and help teachers set up there classrooms like your and make tons of $!!!! 🙂

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  12. Just looked at your more recent pictures and as a kindergarten teacher of 30 years…I love the loft. Would love to build one in my room since the state ed. dept. said it was too small! You are very innovative – I would love to have you come to my class and rearrange it! Ha!

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