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Classroom Photos

I have pretty much finished setting up my classroom.  I have a couple of things to drop off today, but then I don’t plan on going back in until our teacher work day on Monday.  Our school theme is “Knowledge Island…Where Leaders Thrive,” but I kind of went with the jungle aspect of this.  Our professional development book for the summer was The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey.  It was a great book and I really recommend reading it.
Anyways, here are some classroom photos.
Bulletin board outside of my classroom “Mrs. Southard’s Wild Bunch”
 This is what you see as you enter my classroom.  If you remember from previous posts, 90% of our classrooms do not have doors.  The 3 first grade classrooms are down a hallway, so we really don’t have many distractions except for when another 1st grader may walk by.  I guess you just get used to it because I don’t even think about not having a door anymore.  I do like to make the entrance fun and inviting though 🙂 

 Here is a view of my room while standing in the middle area.  This picture makes it look much bigger than it really is.  It’s a very odd shaped room.
Calendar area

Job Chart
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Focus Wall
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 Bulletin Boards that are on each side of my dry erase board.

7 Habits Posters
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This is the palm tree that I made thanks to the directions on Mrs. Jump’s blog.  I LOVE it!!
Student’s desks ready for Meet the Teacher Night with Magic Confetti and a gift bag.  I had downloaded this poem off of Proteacher last year.  I attach it to a bag of confetti.
I hope you enjoyed the class tour!

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  1. I love your room! We are a leadership school and in our 2nd year of implementation. I have a behavior chart based on the habits posted on my blog. I love the habits and it has made a huge difference at my school! Last year I visited Combs Elementary School. Wow double Wow! I hope You will be sharing more of what you are doing at your school with the habits. Sorry for the long post. I was so excited to see your classroom! 🙂

  2. Your room is awesome- I'm a little jealous b/c it reminds me of all that I still have to do. I am doing a jungle/safari theme this year, so it was great to find some inspiration thru your photos. Where did you get the letters (animal print) that you used for your signs? Have a great year!

  3. @ Griffin,
    I just buy "Sparkle Mix" in the craft section of Walmart. It's basically a variety of sequins, but regular confetti would work too.
    @ Shelly,
    The jungle print for the Focus Wall comes from Scrappin Doodles.
    The font on the Job Chart sign is Annoying Kettle which is a free scrapbook font from Kevin and Amanda.
    I just emailed to you 🙂

  4. We are going to use the Covey stuff at our school; a few second grade teachers are already implementing the stories and the habits. We're putting SYNERGY into action cause we're merging two campuses into one school.

    Oh, and I finally fixed my Words in a Window blog post to link back to your Back-To-School-Activity party page; imagine that – it's only taken me a month to figure out how to navigate through Linky Land!

    Happy new year! Barbara
    The Corner On Character

  5. You do have an odd shaped room but I love the colors in the calendar area. need to add color this year, last year I kept it white and plain and it didn't feel cozy.

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