Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to school!

Metro schools have already gone back to school. The teachers had to come back July 27 and the students came back Aug. 1. I have been crazy busy setting up my room this year. All of the tiles in my room were removed due to asbestos, so my entire room had to be packed up as if I were moving rooms. As well as new tiles, my room was re-painted. They matched to colors of my room, and did a much better job than I did last summer, probably because I am so short that even standing on the ladder, I had to use a paintbrush taped to the end of the broom handle (lol!). Anyways, I just realized that I forgot to take pictures of my room until today.the black and blue quote board is in the hallway, and the inspiration comes from Painted Paper's blog. The other bulletin boards are in my room. One of the boards has my "kid friendly" standards on it. These are the TN standards re-written in language that the students understand. Our new teacher evaluation requires that we post the standards and objectives in the room, and this is how I have chosen to display them. The large monster was a gift from my friend Ted (Mr. E) last year. My students have named her big Bertha, and she sits on top of the student storage area, reminding everyone to put their names on their paper.

7 comments:

kszwahl said...

What a colorful room! I love it. You mentioned you wrote the kid friendly standards- was that a district written objective or state? Also is that that board that says "What are we doing?" We are starting the same idea, post objectives, but I hadn't decided how to do it yet. I love your boards. I may have to try something similar in my room. Have a great year!

Janet Malone said...

The standards that we use are state standards, and yes, it is the board that says "What are we doing?" My plan is to change out the artwork and put the new standards up beside them.

Mrs. C said...

Your room looks great! In my district we need to start posting our essential questions for each lesson this year so that we can refer back to them with the students as the project progresses. I made a chart that I can use to switch out my questions for each grade level as classes go in and out. I also am writing them in kid friendly terms. have a great school year! :)

Beth Moore said...

gorgeous! i wish i could come visit again sometime to see it in person...but we are in school at the same time. i love seeing pictures though!

Jenny Zuniga @ Teacher and a Mom said...

Where did you get the elements of art bulletin board? I'm teaching at an arts magnet school and would love something similar to hang up in my second grade classroom!

Jenny

Janet Malone said...

I got the elements of art and principles of design cards from Crystal Productions.

Allan Murray said...

Amazing organized room which will surely foster learning to students. Best wishes! - Paper Shredder