Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Walk Around The Classroom {classroom tour linky}

As we are nearing the beginning of school I know everyone is busy busy putting their rooms together! So I thought it might be fun to do "A Walk Around The Classroom" classroom tour linky. This way, you can look at lots of classrooms in case you are still needing some inspiration for certain parts of your classroom!

If you link up, make sure to include the linky graphic and link back to my page. Don't forget your linky etiquette, make sure to comment on the two before you and one after you! :) Everyone loves some comment love!

Without further ado, welcome to my classroom! Enjoy looking around and seeing how my classroom works!

This is the view into my classroom from the door.

Once you walk in and look to the left you will find our math manipulatives and also our pocket chart for reading and math centers.

Here is an up close look at our reading centers rotation chart.

Here is an up close look at our math centers rotation.

These folders are found behind the door. This is where my students turn in their work.

Here is my calendar area that is on the wall where the door is.

 If you keep moving to the left you will find my desk area and my small group area! My bookshelf holds all of my binders with all of my instructional documentation (guided reading, running records, writing conferences, math small groups, first steps)

If we keep moving to the left you will find my anchor chart wall. This wall is empty at the beginning of the year, but is quickly filled up as we dive into the school year.

In the picture of above, you can see our classroom library in the left corner. Here is an up close look at our library. My books are sorted by genre. They each have a sticker on them. The sticker on the bucket is the same. So if the book has an orange sticker with a 1 on it, the students find the bucket with an orange sticker with a 1 on it. Best way to organize!

 As we keep moving to the left you will see the overflow of anchor charts on the window and also my students listening center area. I have 2 listening areas with multiple headphones so students don't have to listen to the same book as their centers partner.

 Here is a close up of the listening area. It is organized just like the library. The books and buckets have colored stickers to help students put them back in the right bucket.

 As we move to the left you will find my students writing center. They love pulling the bench up to the table and they will write and write!

 This is where my students keep their extra supplies. They each have their own baggie with their name on it. If they run out of glue or crayons, they can go grab their extras. This is where the white boards are housed as well and textbooks too!

 Our computer area includes 3 mac books. Our district is very blessed with great technology!

These are our math tubs that we use during math centers. These math tubs include lots of different games that they students have learned how to play either in whole group lesson or small group with me. 

And that's it! You have seen all the way around the classroom! I hope you enjoyed the tour and let me know if you have any questions about how I put my classroom together!


  1. Looks great so far! Thanks for the inspiration - I haven't even been into my room yet!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. I hope that putting your room together is non stressful and just comes together exactly like you wanted! :)

  2. I love your organized room! Do you have the math doubles posters for sale at TPT? The ones you have posted over the reading and writing board would be perfect! I just purchased your Launching Reader's Workshop packet and can hardly wait to get started. Thanks!

    1. Hi Sandy, Ya know, they aren't, but I will get right on that! :) I've had those posters forever!

  3. Looks great Ashley! I wish my room was as put together as yours! I'm woking on it though!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. Hi, Ashley! I noticed you had your Word Wall nice and low which I love for ease of putting up words and also so the kids can see it better. Did you have anything hanging above it or did it go all the way to the ceiling?

    1. Hey katina! Yes I had word families above the word wall. It's the bulletin board set that Anna had too. Whenever we did one of the word families in spelling we would spend Monday thinking of as many words in that family as possible and then I would hang it up there! Wish I had a picture of that. Comes down at the end of the year and doesn't go up till we learn about them! Shucks!

    2. OK - I know exactly what you are talking about. Thanks! Moving to 2nd this year and re-thinking everything I usually do! LOL!

  5. i have the same shape posters...i LOVE them.. thanks for sharing your classroom pics, i starting at a new school and haven't been in mine yet. I hope it can look as put together as yours does!

  6. I can't even get into my room until August 13th. I'll be late to the party! I L.O.V.E. your anchor chart wall and the supply drawers/team waste baskets.

  7. Oh my gosh!! How funn!!! Now I wish I would have taken MORE pictures of my room when I was there today!!! I will have to take pictures next week and join your linky!!!! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  8. Love this! I love seeing everyone's classrooms! My grade is moving schools for this coming year and we haven't heard yet when we can get in to start unpacking and setting up, so I'll be late to this party :)

    I looooove that you have separate folders for your students to hand in their word!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  9. Love your listening areas! Lucky duck having those Macbooks! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Your room looks great! I can't believe you have MacBooks. That is so nice and easily portable if you wanted to move them.

    Rambling About Reading

  11. What a great idea! I just linked up with my semi complete classroom! I am looking for help and ideas!!
    Teaching Ever After

  12. Jealous of your manipulative storage!! That's awesome. And love that yall have macbooks for your kiddos. Takes up less space I'm sure :)

  13. Your classroom looks AMAZING! I love the behind the door folders!
    I just linked up with my video tour!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Happy Back to School,

  14. Your room looks great and ready for the new year! Thanks for having the classroom linky!
    Conversations in Literacy

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