Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome to Our Room (Part 2)

Here are more pictures of the room from Meet the Teacher Day in August.

This is our classroom library.  The book bins are labeled with the levels of the books.

We start the year with a unit on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  Here's the bulletin board for Chick Chicka Boom Boom.

Here is the computer area and the counting fish bulletin board above it.

Here is the birthday board and the word wall with the kid's names.

Here is my writing pencil (it's a little faded from 4 years of use).  I found it on Mrs. Meacham's website.  I love it and the kids do as well.

Here are two more shots from the door.

I will have to take updated pictures.  We finally got a white board instead of the ancient chalkboard that I could not use because of my allergies.  When we got the whiteboard I felt inspired to rearrange some of my tables and change up the bulletin boards since they added two more.  I hope you enjoy my home away from home.


  1. I love your room! I found your blog from a comment you left on Heather's Heart. I teach kindergarten too - in Alaska.

    ✪ Miss W

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  2. I enjoyed the pictures of your classroom! So cute and colorful. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Thanks ladies! I am enjoying your blogs as well!

  4. I'm your newest follower! I really love the pictures of your room. It's colorful and cozy :)


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  5. Congrats on your new blog! It really is ADORABLE!! And all those pictures of your room...LOVE it!!

  6. Welcome to blogging! I am your newest follower :)

    ✿ Kaleigh
    Kaleigh's Klassroom

  7. Thanks ladies! I appreciate the kind words!

  8. I just found your blog! Your classroom is adorable! I'm teaching first grade right now and you're really making me miss Kindergarten! :( haha!

    Miss Kindergarten
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  9. I love your desk arrangement! I am going to try it soon! Cute blog your name is great!


  10. Hi Kristen, I love your classroom! Beautiful! Can you explain the use of the pencil you have above your chicka tree?

  11. Thanks! The pencil is amazing. I found the pencil idea on this awesome website: She has the files for you to download and print. I barely changed it to fit my classroom needs. I blew up the pictures to fit a whole page and constructed a pencil out of poster board. I laminated the pencil and pictures separately. I used velcro dots to attach the pictures to the pencil. I start the year with the pictures off the pencil. Once I introduce a picture and corresponding skill, I add the picture to our pencil. This helps provide the students with a visual when they are working. The skills are picture must match your words, always start your sentence with a capital letter, use finger spaces, stretch out your words, and end with a punctuation mark.
    I also make individual pencils for each student to have at their desks and some for the writing center. I also used the pictures to construct a rubric to grade the student's writing pieces.
    I hope this helps. If you need more clarification or have any other questions, feel free to email me-