I know I've been missing for a while, but if you recall, I mentioned that my middle school closed and I was relocated to an elementary school. With that being said, I had to start over. After I returned from Belize, I immediately had to return to work (off the clock). Unfortunately, those two days I had, I was not feeling well and so I accomplished nothing. The first Teacher Workday was on the following Monday and Open House was on the following Thursday, so in essence, I had four days to create a classroom learning environment.
I know there is a lot of empty space, but I prefer using more of my wall space to display anchor charts that aide instruction or student work. Ready to see? Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that now I'm teaching 5th Grade Science and I am so excited!
I took these photos on the afternoon of the first day of school. This is my first time teaching in a 1:1 technology environment. In other words, all students have access to their own computer. We're using Chrome boxes for now. So, I'm going to have to tweak my instructional practices a bit to incorporate cooperative learning opportunities, hands-on labs, and technology. I accept the challenge!