My brother is a long distance truck driver. He is going to text me each time he heads out for a new location. We are going to track his route. I am going to use this to teach map skills, estimation and averaging. I am real excited about this idea! I will post what the students do and what all I use this information for. The possibilities are endless! (NOT my original idea. I watched a movie a few years ago about a teacher who taught geography by tracking a truck drivers routes. I can not remember his name.)
We study explorers in History at the beginning of the school year.
I am really proud of this cabinet! I purchased storage containers from the Dollar Tree and labeled my art and math supplies. The baskets on the top left contain class sets of chapter books. I don't have those labeled yet. I have some empty space on the top left side. I am thinking about hanging sentence strips from the pole.
This space is a work in progress. I am thinking about taking the left side down and making the entire board a math board. My behavior chart is on the right. Then next to that is the chart I am going to use to file the papers the students will take home. I purchased it from Really Good Stuff when it was on sale during teacher appreciation week. I am looking forward to using it. I think it is going to make life much easier.
A view of the front of the room. A work in progress. I am taking down the alphabet and putting up a different one; one that won't take up as much space. I am also moving the time line. I usually start the year off with the desks in rows. It makes it easier to teach my classroom procedures. Then about two or three weeks in, I change it to a U shape. I LOVE having them in a U shape. I would rather have the desk and chair separate, but these were given to us and I have to use them. :-)
Again, this area is NOT finished. I am in the middle of re-doing my book baskets. I was given a bunch of "new" books and have to sort them. I am working on new book labels. I will post them when I get them done. And yes, that is dinosaur (projector) you see. Hahaha. I'm just happy to have something! :-)
Well, there you go. It's not finished. And it is small. I will post the finished product next week!