Well, my classroom is as set up as it can get! It feels like my space now, and that's comforting. 😀 Here's what you're looking at:
1️⃣ Front wall
2️⃣ My command center - this is where I keep supplies that need to be handed out frequently, and the trays on top will hold papers that need to be handed back to each class. Above it on the board are a file holder where I keep seating charts, date circles, and the ringer for the chimes on the wall. I use those to get their attention back to me when they've been having group discussions.
3️⃣ Left side of the board - current unit vocab and the fraction/decimal poster that will stay up all year.
4️⃣ Left of the poster - decorative items and textbooks. The cups at the top will hold sticks with all the kids' names on them by period. Sometimes I take volunteers for things, and sometimes I pick sticks. (I need to make labels for periods 1 and 4.)
5️⃣ My desk (complete with Honeydukes jar of Starbursts, natch). 6️⃣ Student command center. Need to sharpen your pencil, staple something, hole punch something? Need a bandaid or lotion or tissue or hand sanitizer? Need to see what yesterday's homework assignment was? Don't bother me, just go do it. Quietly and without disturbing your peers, of course. Lol.
7️⃣ Manipulatives and unit binders.
8️⃣ Calculators. I love these clear over-the-door shoe caddies for holding calculators - at the end of class, I can see at a glance if they're all back. If not, nobody leaves until the missing calculators are back in place.
9️⃣ The clock - our first unit is Real Numbers, including perfect squares and square roots. So I like to have our clock show its numbers jn another form for the first month. 🔟 And finally, the panels over my windows. Top is original - dirty, gray plastic. Bottom is now - painted over with chalkboard paint. My plan is to have the kids do (appropriate) graffiti up there. Anything goes, as long as it's positive and inclusive. 💜
So there you have it! I'm ready for my first day.