Moving to a new grade-level has a learning curve. Here is part of mine: I didn't realize how much space the kids would take up! I know they are bigger, but it is different than I expected when they are all in a room. I did not plan well for this ! Rookie mistake! :)
My 26 precious babies were squeezed in too tight with my old arrangement, and I knew I had to make some adjustments for the sake of comfort and organization.
I had these lovely round tables at the beginning...I love tables, but I didn't have enough tables for the kids. Plus I couldn't be as flexible with the room arrangements.
But I traded them in for desks...They are still in groups, so it is working out great!
Ah, my beloved table!!! It has been my favorite place in my classroom ever since I started teaching, but it is was too large..
But this smaller replacement table has been great...
Now we are enjoying a more spacious classroom! It is crazy how a more comfortable, spacious environment helps the kids behave better.
In other news, I am so behind on blogging about some of the things we have been doing! Here is our Idioms Chart!
Also, here is an anchor chart that goes with a lesson from Tanny MccGregor's book, Comprehension Connections. It is one of my favorite professional books ever, and I would HIGHLY recommend it!
So, not my best poster but it makes the point :)