My name is Abby Snyder and this is my first year in 5th grade. It is my 8th year in the classroom. I have previously taught 2nd and 3rd but I decided that having twins was not a big enough challenge and I should try a new grade level too! ha! Well, I am so glad I did. I LOVE 5TH GRADE!! This week is our 3rd week of school and I have enjoyed it so much. I have a wonderful class. I only have 21 kiddos which around here is pretty much unheard of and I get to teach reading 3 times a day! We departmentalize in my school and one of my teammates teaches math, one teaches social studies and I teach reading. We teach our own writing and science. I am really enjoying and adjusting quite well to it. Having a WONDERFUL team has made it such an easy transition and I am so glad I am here.
Because I moved to a new grade I had to move to a new classroom this year. Moving while pregnant was not that easy, but I worked a little at a time until it was done. I am missing the HUGE closet I had last year, but surviving without it. Other than that my room is HUGE and I am loving all the space. I try really hard to make my room as cozy as possible. I like it colorful and organized since it is where I spend a majority of my life. Many of my kids come from homes that are the exact opposite so I want to provide them with a fun, clean, organized place to learn. I teach in a building that is close to 90 years old so my room does have a little added character of beautiful wood floors and such that I do love. I know that I will make many changes as the year goes on, but the pictures below are what I have so far.
So without further ado WELCOME TO ROOM 204-
Where it all goes down!
|Come on in!|
Here is the view from the door.
See what I mean- BEAUTIFUL floors.
|This is the view when you first walk in. |
Love the tennis balls on the chairs to silence the noise on the said beautiful floors.
|Right front corner.|
My mailboxes, read a loud books, my student target space and such.
|Indoor recess games and a cozy reading corner.|
|Storage and my math wall.|
(The orange reading books are gone now.)
|Fun spin rack of books. I got it at a book store going out of business sale. SCORE.|
|My area. |
I do sit here more this year as there are LOTS of papers to grade in 5th grade!
|View of the back of the room.|
My reading area, classroom library, and small group work area.
LOVE the RedCat amplifier attached to the wall. Do you all have these?
So glad I got to play along today and I am looking forward to seeing inside your rooms!! I LOVE