Now that school has started I was able to get a few pictures of my classroom for the 2014-2015 school year. I honestly didn't change very much from the previous year. When you find something that works, why change it, right?
This year teach Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in grades 2-6 in a Special Day Class. Students come and go throughout the day depending on their needs. I try and mainstream my Deaf/Hard of Hearing students into the general education classrooms with a sign language interpreter when possible. Most of my students are with me for Language Arts. My students are pulled out for speech/language services a few times a week. I have 7 students this year.
Welcome to my classroom!
|The view as you walk into the classroom.|
|Our new science area including science tools posters.|
|Our scientific method posters and science lab coats.|
|Junior Scientist lab coats I made for the kids to wear during science experiments. I bought them at the Goodwill, cut off the long sleeves and then used my sewing machine to sew "Junior Scientist" on each shirt.|
|My "command central" area near my teacher desk. Paperwork is much easier to find now that I have this AWESOME black file holder from Scholastic. On top I have my student progress binders where I keep data and work samples for each student.|
|Student computers for Typing and Fairview activities.|
|Laptop storage and check out chart for our Tech Friday activities.|
|Our classroom library area.|
|New birthday box and sign for student birthdays. They get to pick a prize and keep the sign on their desk all day.|
|Each month will feature a new author on the library table.|
|Comfy futon and pillows for silent reading time.|
|iPad storage and library boxes. All of my books are leveled by reading level and then subject for the non-fiction books.|
|The view from the library to the front of the classroom. Including my clean (for now) desk.|
|The back wall has a word wall. (I realized I didn't get a picture of it.) New this year is our little Writing Center. Yes, that's another black mini pocket chart from Scholastic. I am in love!|
|Leveled Guided Reading books.|
|Front teaching area. This includes our Fairview materials and centers under the tv.|
|Fairview Learning binders and book boxes on the top shelf. Student reading vocabulary boxes on the left, bottom. White baskets contain our centers for our Fairview Learning rotations.|
|Our calendar area. Schedules for speech and PE. Behavior clip chart and student job chart.|
|Classroom Economy system. Students earn money and can visit the class store each Friday.|
|View from the front of the classroom looking towards the door.|
I hope you enjoyed a little view into my classroom as we start the 2014-2015 school year.