My Classroom

Welcome to a little peek into my classroom. My home away from home. 

I teach 1st-6th grade Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in a Special Day Class. I have 7 students that come and go throughout the school day.

This is the view as you enter the room. As you can see, black and white polka dots are kinda my thing.

The bulletin board as you walk in the door always has our fun seasonal work. (I'm still missing a few kiddos up here.)

This large table and area I use for math instruction. 

 Math centers for early finishers and extra practice.

I added an Estimation Station this year to our math routine. Such a hard skill! 

I was inspired by Amy Lemons to organize all of my math manipulatives, centers, and activities. It was time consuming, but well worth it!  Everything is right there behind me that I could possibly need.

The entire math area... 

Small group instruction area along with all of my sight word activities in the crates.

Our Fairview Learning area and centers.

The front of the classroom and where we do our whole group learning.

I use the right side of the board for our current literature book we're reading. My students are loving Chrysanthemum right now!

We use a classroom economy system in my classroom. The students earn money for various "jobs". At the end of the week they get to visit the class store. The plastic drawers are filled with goodies from the Dollar Tree and the Dollar Spot. They really look forward to our class store!

I am trying out drawers for each day of the week to store all of my lesson materials. This is stored under my front table. So far it seems to be working well.

This is our calendar/class meeting area.  We are spending a lot more time here this year working on basic skills and language, language, language. 

My favorite addition this year is our Class Meeting binders. We work on our phone numbers, addresses, number of the day, etc during our afternoon Class Meeting.

Part of our Class Meeting also includes basic calendar skills and answering a question of the day. 

The next little area is my Guided Reading area. During Fairview Learning rotations, I teach 1:1 reading with each of our students. 

Our beloved Guided Reading library that we've collected over the years. 

Due to the fact that I have 1st-6th grade, my word wall is color coded for each of the Dolch sight word lists. That way the students can quickly find the words they are looking for. 

Writing center... 

Our classroom library, sink area, and computer stations. 

 I have my classroom library organized according to reading level. 

Our computer area....

Behind my teacher desk we have a little staff area.  This is an informational area for my signing instructional assistant and the educational sign language interpreters that work in my classroom.  The photos on the shelves are places we have gone on our overnight field trips as a program. And that tall bookshelf? Those are educational resources that I never even seem to crack open now that I have Teachers Pay Teachers... but feel guilty about getting rid of!

My D/HH teacher friends will appreciate my Hearing Aid tool box. Rather than holding teacher supplies, it holds all of our hearing aid supplies and student batteries as well.  The white binder is for documenting who is wearing their hearing aids, if they are broken, etc.

I also store our student laptops in this teacher area as well. This little file holder works well for organizing laptops in a small space.

This little file pocket chart hangs right behind my desk. It's perfect for sorting to do's, to file, etc. The binders are my student progress binders that I keep on each student. 

And finally... the view from the other side of the classroom. That teacher desk? It's never really that clean and organized. But I knew you all would be visiting today, so I picked up a little for my guests. ;)

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