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Saturday, October 15, 2011

A few pics of my room....

I finally uploaded some pictures of my classroom to share.... I hope to get better at blogging more often than once a month during the school year....  "/   Thank you to those of you patient followers out there.... hehe... ;)

This is our "Rule Breaker" word wall....  I was trying to think of something other than the "jail theme" and I thought Mario would be memorable for the students!  The students LOVE looking for new words to put up on our Rule Breaker Wall!  Here is a .jpg file of the image (I use it on our spelling lists that may include rule breakers).

This is a poem I use EVERYDAY to help my babies differentiate between bs & ds.  "Do you touch the bat first or the doorknob first?"....  Usually that's all the prompting it takes to help them remember which way to correctly form their letter.  ;)

This is a picture of our drawing rubric, our coloring rubric, and our Brownie Points board...  Students receive a brownie for the tray every time we receive a compliment in the hallway or score a 4 in the cafeteria.  Once we get our tray filled, I will bring in REAL brownies for us to share!  =)

Here are our rotations for literacy and math centers and my classroom helpers.

Carpet area, calendar, SmartBoard, meeting area...  ;)

One of my favorite things to use in our classroom....  Quincy Questioner, Clara Clarifier, Sammy Summarizer, & Paula Predictor...  Our puppets help us remember to use those important comprehension strategies... I also have matching props that I wear during minilessons....  One day, I was dressed up as Quincy Questioner, with my black wig on, and a parent walked in... I don't know whether she was thrilled or terrified for her child!!!!  ;)

This is the best thing I have done in a long time... I love the fact that my behavior system is now positive instead of always focusing on misbehaviors....

And last but not least, a few pics of my Book Barn inspired by Reagan Tunstall!  =)

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope to share more in the near future!!!  ;)  


  1. My husband has that Mario tattooed on his arm..the exact one! LOL..sorry, just had to share =)

    Kinder Kraziness

  2. I have the same book barn inspired by Reagan and built by my talented husband -- now I really need the rule-breaker and brownie points!! I just love bloggers!! You can see my barn on my blog.

  3. How do you keep things up on cinderblocks?

  4. oh I want a book barn in my classroom!!! Such a cute idea. I love your drawing rubric. That is something that I need to implement with my kinders.

  5. You might have already been awarded, but I just received one and am handing it off to you. You can visit my blog to check it out.

  6. Pat - I'm sorry for just now responding to you but I use some tape called "Mavalus tape". It sticks to painted cinder block.... ;)

  7. That Mario is pretty much the most amazing thing I've EVER seen! Love it!

    I awarded you a Versatile Blogger Award! Head over to and check it out!

    - Jen, your newest follower!

  8. I love your blog! I just nominated your blog for the Liebster award. You have such great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing! Check out my blog for more info for the award.

    Teaching with Grace

  9. Hi Jenn - love your classroom - brownie points, rule breakers ( Marios ) and library barn. Soo cute. I'm your newest follower. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After