Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Peak into Room 800

Today I'm linking up with Andrea to share my home away from home... Room 800.

Since I spend so much of my time here - 7:15 to 3:30 Monday through Friday - I've worked really hard to make it my own. Now, my classroom is not nearly as awesome as Andrea's, in large part because we have a lot of "rules" about classroom decor at my school. However, I've done my best to make it my own & personally enjoy it. 

A few things about my room...

  • I teach a curriculum that involves a lot of small group work. Because of that, I get to have one of the biggest rooms in the building. 
  • I have three teacher desks in the room - two of which are mine, the other belongs to my TA. 
  • I teach special education classes, so I never have more than 15 students at a time, hence all the small groups & the lack of actual desks in the room. 

This is the view from the front door of the classroom. The other door you see in this picture leads to the side room that I share with the AIS teacher on the other side. It's kind of like our own little Jack 'n Jill bath. Having that room has been a lifesaver this year because I can pump in there as needed instead of scheduling time in the nurses's office. #notideal  

This is the front "classroom" portion of my room that I use for whole group lessons. 

As you look to the back of the room, you'll see my different small group setups. We have three work tables, as well as a computer station. The desk with the jean jacket on the chair is mine & the other is my TA's. 

This is everyone's favorite spot in my room. Those chairs are coming apart, but they're ridiculously comfortable! 

This is my homework board & desk #2. This is my preferred desk, but that "heater" blows cold air 90% of the time, so I get forced out to my other desk to thaw out a few times a day. 

Here's a better look at desk #1... 

The wall behind my desk is my favorite because I've filled it with pictures of my kids (and Eric) as well as inspirational quotes. It's the one thing that people always notice when they come into my room & probably as close to a gallery wall as I'll ever get :) 

So that's it - Room 800! It's definitely always changing & evolving, and any empty space will soon be filled with student work & projects :) 

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