My classroom

Here are some pictures of what my classroom looks like mid-year:


This is my desk area.  It usually looks as messy as it is in the picture, but I can find everything you need!  I really to need to organize it better–what do you do to organize your desk?



This is the beginning of the counters just to the left of my desk.  I keep my Reading A-Z readers in these buckets right behind my horse shoe table, so I can grab them quickly when doing small reading groups. IMG_4872


Here is my horse shoe table.  I rarely looks this cleaned off!  I meet with 4-5 students at a time.  IMG_4873


This is the opposite end of the counter top.  I got these pink and purple baskets in the Dollar Spot at Target a couple of weeks ago to help me organize materials I need for each day.  I’m still getting used to the system, but it’s better than having everything all over my desk! 🙂IMG_4874


Here is a glance at our science centerIMG_4875

This is where I sit when we do whole group activities.  You might notice that there is a blue desk chair there now…my beloved bench broke a few weeks ago and I had to put this here.  I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I like being able to roll around to write on the easel and forward when I’m reading a story.



Our Listening Work StationIMG_4877


Our Library Work StationIMG_4878


A look back towards my desk (far left) and the home living area.   It’s currently a grocery store!IMG_4879


Panning to the left a bit…I think one day, I will make some curtains to cover up those shelves! 🙂IMG_4880


Whole group area…IMG_4881


The Promethean BoardIMG_4882


Looking into the Library Work Station and at the back of the computers.IMG_4883


Looking out towards the hallway.IMG_4884


Our classroom door and cabinets.  The three cabinets on the left hold the kids coats and backpacks on the bottom and my stuff on the top. IMG_4885


The open doorway is a little office between my room and the K classroom next door.  Mostly we have our microwaves and fridges in there along with some other assorted things…The closed door is a storage closet (it used to be a bathroom).  Sometimes we are scared to open the door because things have and will fall on us! 🙂  You can also see our sink and drinking fountain.  IMG_4886


Can you tell we are studying community helpers?IMG_4887


These are the shelves where we store our supplies.  The tub on the bottom is a math work station tub.  The yellow bucket is storage for SSR books and science notebooks.  Above that you see our Writer’s Workshop basket holding paper and our folders.  On top of that we keep our Morning Work folders.  IMG_4888

In the buckets on the top of the shelf, we store our supplies we use most often.  The kids can bring the tubs to the table and they usually bring the crayon basket, but leave the larger tub on the shelf.  They like having more room!


That’s a look at the room right now…what does your room look like?  Leave me a link to pictures of your classroom! 🙂


Let me know if you have any questions!

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 February 5, 2013, in 2012-2013 Classroom Pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. goal is to have my desk look like yours!


  2. Tracie Lake-Kinnaird

    You have a REALLY big room Kristen – I wish mine was that large. I can’t offer much help with organization on my desk – it always looks busy with papers, books, etc. I was wondering how you write out your lesson plans. Do you use a Lesson Plan Book or do you write it out on paper? Also, do you just write a brief plan or do you go into detail? Thank you!


    • Hi Tracie,
      I use a lesson plan sheet I created my self because I tend to scribble notes to myself and need lots of space to do that. When I write my plans I try to write enough down that my assistant could figure out what I’m planning on teaching if I happened to be out and couldn’t make sub plans. I want to make a lesson plan sheet that includes standards on it, but I’m trying to figure out if we are sticking with the common core in Indiana or going back to our old standards.
      Kristen 🙂


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