Sunday, August 31, 2014

Classroom Tour

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.


  1. Kelly, your classroom looks amazing! I love the black and white theme, it's my favorite too! I noticed your computer screensavers even have a polka dot background...I'm glad I'm not alone!!! :) I purchased the large black pocket chart, but now I must have the others! Is the file folder one magnetic? Here's to a great year!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. Wow! What a beautiful room. I teach students with Autism and I'm hoping I can have a cuter room next year. I have some pretty destructive students this year, but you've inspired me!

    You AUT-a Know