Friday, July 27, 2012

Anchor Charts

Let me start with the newest photos of my classroom. I spent about 3 hours working today. My sweet Mom came and helped me!

Back wall

Left corner ~ I added one curtain to cover those shelves

Love my CAFE board! The space to the right will be for anchor charts that we do as a class. I will elaborate below.
*** CAFE headers are a free download at Ladybugs Teaching Files, another outstanding teacher blog.


VOICES board for writing
*** VOICES headers are a free download at Ladybug's Teaching Files.

I have to say that I am loving my new room. I still have quite a bit to do, so keep checking back!

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Now on to anchor charts. I will be using anchor charts more this year than I ever have before. There is a big push towards journaling in my disttict and I like that. We will use an anchor chart to work on reading, writing, math, science, and social studies concepts. I will record on the chart paper and my students will record in their journals. Then I will hang the charts in a designated area for future reference. When we create a new chart that covers the old one on the wall, the students will have their copy to reference as needed.

If you don't follow this amazing blog, you should!! She is so inspiring!

Clutter-Free Classroom

I will be following her advice on hanging anchor charts in the classroom. 

You can read about it here.

She makes an outline with ribbon for her anchor charts. Then hot glues a clothespin (decorated of course) to hang them quickly and easily. HOW COOL IS THAT???

This is on the agenda for next week since this week I have been busy organizing and adding paper to the walls. I think it will look awesome!!!!

8 comments :

Down Under Teacher said...

Your room looks great so far! I can't wait to see how it looks when it is done. I love how you have covered whole walls - how do you do get all the paper to stay up all year and without tearing? I'd love to do it next year (we are already over half way through our school year here).

Kylie
Down Under Teacher

Cassandra said...

I love you bulletin boards, especially how you used the whole wall. I wish I could do that, but my room is set up weird and doesn't have much wall if that make sense.

I also love the anchor chart idea, and if I can find room that's what I'll be doing as well!
Adventures in Room 5

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

Your classroom is looking great! Thanks for sharing the anchor chart tip! :)
Lisa
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Kristen said...

Hey Becca! I was really excited when I saw you were working on your room--it always looks so nice! I love the pennants, they are so cheerful! I'm so happy you could use the signs, thanks for linking them up to my blog :) :) I can't wait to see more!

Becca Morris said...

I love your signs Kristin. I knew other people would want them! I am like the only one in my building already working. I am a bit of an overachiever. I still have so much to do!

Sara Soucy said...

I love how colorful your walls are! How do you get the paper to stay up? I hang mine up and the next day, I come in and it's all on the floor!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Becca Morris said...

Sara - staples, staples, staples! I don't go crazy, but I make sure it is secure.

Anonymous said...

We are only permitted to have paper of any kind on 20% of the walls.....fire marshall rules!!

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