Sunday Snapshots: My Classroom {and SO Close to 1000!!}

I'm back for post two today!  I wasn't around Friday for my little "Foto Friday" thing so I'm here tonight for some Sunday Snapshots {which in all honesty I think sounds better, lol}.

I realized that I never posted *any* classroom photos!  I had some on my iPhone, so I uploaded what I had and figured I'll start there :)  The pics all happen to be of my chalkboard area, so here goes:
In this pic is a shot of my Class Rules & Morning Routine.  I use the stoplight as my noise monitor: the red light says quiet; the yellow light says whispering; the green light says talking softly.  Inside the zebra border is where I put my students' All About Me posters for their week as Super Star.  I put mine back in there for the picture.  Above the poster is where I put the date:
I have a calendar bulletin board, but I dispay the abbreviated date in the front of the room so my littles can write it on their papers.  I put magnets on the back of the apples, and attached those cool wax clips to the apples.  I have tons of extra calendar cards, and they slide perfectly into the clips.  It makes it easy for me to switch from day to day!
This is the opposite side of the board.  There are tons of extra math manipulatives in the filing cabinet.  Above that are our cubbies.  My kiddos put finished class work in them throughout the day, and at the end of the day they pick up their take-home folders and spelling notebooks there.  I have three magnetic book displays from Lakeshore, where I display some monthly books.  We count the days of school {and days left 'til summer!} with this awesome chart from Really Good Stuff.  My month and day posters are here as well.  I don't have much BB space :sniffle:: so I can't fit them on the calendar board.
I made these arrows in Word, typed in "yesterday was," etc., printed them on colored cardstock, cut, laminated, and put magnets on them.  It works perfectly!

And one more picture for fun:
My little babies.  Zoe is the gray kitty and Jack {aka. Mr. Purr Pants if you read my Currently post} is the orange kitty.  Aren't they the CUTEST?!  lol.  My husband and I always joke that we used our cute children names on our kittens.  Ah, guess we'll have to think of something else when the time comes!!

PS:  I'm soooo close to 1000!!!  I can't wait to throw a HUGE giveaway!!!!  Come on, follow me! ;) hehe


Miss Squirrels said...

It is amazing how much they get from the calendar time? Sometimes I wonder if there is any reason to have "math" at a separate time during the day.
Can't wait for your giveaway!

Going Nutty!

Kristin said...

Loving your fur babies!! I just posted a pic of mine tonight, too! :)
I'd follow you again if I could!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Aimee said...

I always enjoy seeing how others set up their classroom calendar boards. I absolutely LOVE calendar time. We are able to cover so many fundamental skills in very little time.

I love your blog!

Miss Kindergarten said...

Guess what's being shipped out in the mail tomorrow!!!!!

Michelle Griffo said...

Your room is so cute!!


luckeyfrog said...

Your arrows are such a great way to simplify the calendar board! Thanks for sharing the way yours is set up!

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Traci Clausen said...

The pic of your kitties is adorable!
I'm CONSTANTLY changing my calendar area... can never seem to get it just right.
I like yours. Love your rule... Follow directions the first time they are given. Do they follow that one?
Dragonflies in First

Jill said...

I love your little fur kitties. What a cute picture. Have a great day! I enjoy your blog.

Jenifer Phillips said...

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Jenifer Phillips said...

I have given you the One Lovely Blog award!! Head over to my blog at to receive it! -Jenifer

Erin said...

I love your kitties!! I'm new to the blogging world and having my first giveaway at Elementary Adventure. I'd love for you to stop by! :)


Elementary Adventure

Sarah Mackey said...

I just became your 980th, would love for you to stop by my blog also. Thanks.


Unknown said...

I just realized I wasn't a follower!! What's up with that???? I am now!!!!

I like how you post the abbreviated day! Great idea!

Ms. Rachel’s Room

Pam said...

Love your little fur baby... I have an orange kitty too! He's a mess... he thinks he is a dog! lol
Let's celebrate when you get 1000.
I can't wait!

Linda McCardle said...

I am a kitty lover too and your newest follower! You'll be at 1,000 before you know it.
A Teachers Touch

Busy Bees said...

I bet by tomorrow morning you will hit 1000. Love your babies...they remind me of kittens that I had growing up!

Jessica said...

Just became a follower and added you to my blog list. I love your blog. I have just started my own blog and hope to have 1000 followers one day. Great Job!


Corey Schwartz said...

Hi Teri,

I am also in NJ (central) My own kids are in first and second grade, and I am a PB author, so I would love to talk to you about visiting your class some day!

Congrats on almost reaching 1000!

Malarie said...

Hi Teri! Thanks for finding me! I am so glad you did. Your blog is super cute! {hugs} to my new friend!

Raina said...

A little late seeing this post, but your kitties are so cute! My daughter's name is Zoe, so I used up that name for you ;)

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