Monday, March 2, 2015

Classroom Set-Up

I finally have gotten the chance to remember to put pictures up of my classroom! Between jury duty, coaching, conferences, collaborative work, and teaching I have not been able to post much lately. Here's what my classroom looks like.
Back of the room
The objectives board
Supplies cabinet
Student supplies and binders
My desk
Exit slips
No name board where I put papers that have no name...they usually go unclaimed
Yellow slips are used when students do not have homework to turn in but want to turn it in late. I don't accept late work that doesn't have a yellow slip. Request to retest slips are used when students want to retake a test. I allow one retake per quarter.
My objectives board for Algebra I. I love my filetastics!
I sometimes put pictures of kids doing activities on the instagram board.
My deak. I bought this classroom decor pack on teachers pay teachers. It was originally for elementary, but I tweaked it quite a bit to fit my theme.
My bulletin board. This wall was basically blank. I just added black paper and a border for an instant bulletin board. As you can tell, I took these pics a while ago.
Front of the room.
Random memes. My students love these.
This is where I keep extra papers for each class.
Before school started we had a sign making party with our building. This is mine.
This is my pen holder that I love! My friend and I painted pottery over the summer and I needed something fun to keep my pens.
Thus is my version of the "copy, file, and return" system. The top tray is for papers I need to copy. Middle is for papers I need to file. Bottom is for papers I need to return to someone. It works quite well for me so I'm more organized.

27 comments:

  1. Your room is too cute! My colors are similar. love your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your classroom? Can you tell me how you use the folders for your exit slips?

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    1. Thank you! This school was huge on Marzano and the use of scales. So I did a few different things. Students sometimes answered a couple of questions regarding the lesson and then placed their slip where they thought they fit with their understanding. I also had a general exit slip form that students would sometimes fill out and they just put it in the appropriate folder. I will try to post about that soon.

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  3. I was wondering the same about the exit slips.

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  4. I'm curious about the exit slips also. Do the kids just drop their names in? Or maybe a question highlighting their point of confusion?

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  5. I was wondering if you have a copy of the yellow slip and the request to retest forms that you would be willing to share with your fellow teachers. I would love to use them in my classroom this year.

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  6. Do students have to request to retest as soon as they get a low grade they want to change? Or can they wait til the end of the quarter, see all of their low test grades, and then pick a test to retake?

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    1. However they choose. I allow them to retest once per quarter, so they can do it right away if they did poorly on a test or wait until closer to the end and pick one they would like to retest on to get their grade up.

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  7. Hello, I, too would be interested in the resources if you are willing to share!

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    1. Thank you! I will make a post about it soon. :)

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  8. This is so cute! I teach middle school, and plan to use some of your ideas!
    You can checkout my room at blissfullybonjour.wordpress.com
    Would love you to follow! :)

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  9. Do you have the files for your yellow slips and request to retest? Thanks :)

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    1. If you go to this post, the resources are there. Thank for viewing!

      http://talesofahighschoolmathteacher.blogspot.com/2015/09/request-to-retest-and-yellow-slips.html

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  10. Where did you get your super cute banners? I love the simplicity but so cute!

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    1. Thank you! I was planning a wedding at the time, so I actually got these from theknot.com on sale for super cheap. I love these banners, but the flags are really thin. Thanks for reading!

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  11. Where can I get the filetastics? What is your labeling system?

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    1. I got my filetastics from Mardel. They're having a 20% off sale right now for teachers so it's extra awesome. Here's a link: http://www.mardel.com/filetastics.
      Now as far as my filing system goes, I'm not quite sure what you mean. You can fill out the contact form using the tab at the top of the page to clarify and I'll be happy to help! Thanks for reading!

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  12. Can you explain your exit slip system?

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    1. Thank you! This school was huge on Marzano and the use of scales. So I did a few different things. Students sometimes answered a couple of questions regarding the lesson and then placed their slip where they thought they fit with their understanding. I also had a general exit slip form that students would sometimes fill out and they just put it in the appropriate folder. I will try to post about that soon.

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  13. If you are curious about how I use exit slips, I made a post about it here.
    http://talesofahighschoolmathteacher.blogspot.com/2016/07/exit-slips.html

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  14. That Classroom and teaching certainly has been busy! Love it!

    Regards
    Jessica

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  15. I was thinking about whether you have a duplicate of the yellow slip and the demand to retest frames that you would impart to your kindred educators. I would love to utilize them in my classroom this year.

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