One of my favorite things to do as a teacher is walk through other fabulous classrooms. I love seeing their layout, bulletin boards, students work, organization, theme, and ideas. Back to school time is always a good time to do this when things are shiny and new, but I also like doing it at the end of the year when the room has been fully “lived in” too. Maybe that’s because teachers have tweaked things throughout the year to get them just right, or maybe it’s because the students’ personalities are all present too. Either way, the end of the year is approaching and I’d love to take a look inside your classrooms.
That’s where my linky party comes in. Show off your bulletin boards, libraries, computer areas, centers, desks, whatever you want! Maybe you have a fantastic organizational system we all need to see. You know you’ve put your heart and soul into your classroom, so show us your favorite part. You can sign up for my linky party below. You know you want to!
My favorite thing about our classroom is our meeting area. I love that it’s right in front of our reading and writing bulletin boards, which makes referencing our mini lessons easy. I also love the conversations that happen there. During our read alouds this year, we’ve laughed with Oscar as he tries to get rid of his little brother in Operation Dump the Chump by Barbara Parks and cried along with Ricky in A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace. We’ve learned about genres, inferences, leads, and so much more in reading and writing workshop. I also have a personal connection to our rocking chair since it’s the same one my father made for my mother when they got married. It’s been lovingly repainted many times, but just think of all the children it has rocked over the years. This little spot in our room is certainly filled with love AND learning so it’s easy to see how it’s our favorite spot in our room.
Okay now it’s your turn, so link up. =) Be sure to post a link back to this page on your blog using the grab box below to help spread the word. As a bonus, I’ll be giving one randomly chosen link up a freebie of their choice from my TpT store. I can’t wait to see your classrooms!
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Hi Christi! Can you tell me how you got your apple overlay onto your pictures? Thanks!
I made the watermark in Photoshop and saved it as its own file. Then I just copy and paste it on top of my other pictures. To make it semi-transparent like that, you'll want to add a new layer and adjust the opacity. It's really easy! If you get stuck, let me know and I can make you one. It just takes a few minutes.
Great idea for a Linky Party! I'll have to take a picture of my room and link up. 🙂 I'm a new follower too.
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Hi I just linked up! Great linky party..your classroom looks great!
I love the watermark in your photos also, super idea I'd love to try it..
Thanks for hosting, I just linked up:)
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I really like your writing bulletin board!! I need to create some lead charts like these, but I just don't know where to place them. I noticed another classroom that had them as well. I may just make a book to place in the writing center. Did you create them yourself or purchase them? Mahalo, Corinna
I totally got them for FREE from Beth Newingham's website. Here's her link: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/02/my-january-top-ten-list-writing-lessons-and-resources
You have a wonderful blog! Great idea for a linky party. Seeing other classrooms is one of the things I look for the most,so thanks for bringing me over here! I am your newest follower!
Thank you so much for linking up!
Love peeking into other classrooms!!! I'm your newest follower =)
I love your reading and writing posters! Did you make them?
They are a mix of Beth Newingham's and mine. Here's Beth's Link: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2011/02/my-january-top-ten-list-writing-lessons-and-resources. Mine are in my freebies section.
I love that you have something so sentimental and special in your classroom for students to use! What a great way to let them know how special they are to you!
P.S. I'm originally from Fort Wayne!
Small world! Thanks for swinging through. =)
Just linked up! Thanks for the fun!
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I missed the linky party! I am your newest follower and can't wait to participate in the next linky party! I have never done one before. Please visit my blog and become a follower too.
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