I know how you’re feeling. Summer is half over and it’s time to start thinking about your classroom, right? Whether it is your first, 15th or 30th year teaching, this can be an exciting yet stressful time. That’s where I come in. I am sharing my favorite things about my classroom, how they work for me and most importantly how they help me teach my students. I have broken my classroom down into stations, for instance library, computer station, play dough station and sensory station. You can find my favorite products as well as the link to the post that explains more. These are my Teacher Must Haves For The Classroom. I hope this helps relieve some stress for you and enjoy this time to prep!
And of course..Happy Back To School!
Teacher Must Haves For The Classroom
Playdough is a fantastic tool for teaching so much, plus it is a great sensory activity as well. You can read how I use playdough in the classroom here.
Sensory is a fantastic way to help teach literacy as well as math or other concepts. You can see how I use sensory in my classroom here.
I live by these. They are a fantastic way to help teach different skills and concepts and I could not do without them! You can see all of my favorite Anchor Chart Ideas HERE!
Or Try This Post It Style
Do you use pocket charts? They are fantastic for practicing sentence structure as well as other literacy concepts. You can read all about what I do here.
As much as the world is anti-screen time for kids, I find many benefits of using technology in the classroom. It is important for students to not only learn how to use technology but apps and programs are helpful in teaching students concepts! Here is how my computer station is set up.
Mouse pads are a must but I like this one because it is aluminum not foam that will be destroyed quickly.
Computer chairs are crucial. These are awesome because they have removable & washable covers!
Guided Reading Station
Organizing guided reading material is so important for not only my sanity but also for helping my students know what to do and where to go.
One thing I love is seeing other teacher’s classrooms! Classroom reveals are SO FUN, don’t you think? Here is mine from a few years back. Although I’ve made a few changes, these pictures show what has really worked for me for years! I’m sharing my favorites so you can have the same success for me!
I hang A LOT of things on my walls with Velcro Dots!