Show and Tell – This is a no whining zone

Kara asked for pictures of my classroom, so I thought I'd post a few for this week's Show and Tell.

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No whining allowed. I'll look at you like, "Cry me a river." Then I'll let you call yo' mama so you can whine to her about why you can't get your homework turned in.

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Under the window are the bins for the students' Sourcebooks (journal-type learning tool; it's one of those teachery-techincal things). Other student supplies like glue sticks, scissors, Post-its, rulers, and crayons are kept in the thin drawers at the top.

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Student work sample wall, featuring some examples I kept from the past 5 or so years. The Cliffs Notes projects (the yellow books) and the plot projects (across the top) were pretty fun.

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The reading corner.

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Student computers in the back. That tall project on the wall is a character analysis group project based on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. You can see some other projects hanging from the ceiling.

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Literature word wall for the first nine weeks.

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Friday's lesson, projected on the SmartBoard.

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View from the door.

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View from the back corner.

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My desk area. Take a good look, because by Christmas it will look like a…

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  1. MomMega on August 18, 2008 at 12:09 am

    This makes me want to go back to school!!
    I LOVE your reading corner. I want one in my house!

  2. Kristin on August 18, 2008 at 7:57 am

    What a fantastic classroom. I had some really good teachers when I was in school but I wish I had a classroom like that when I was in school.

  3. Carrie on August 18, 2008 at 9:11 am

    You have a desk!!! LOL!

  4. Calliope on August 18, 2008 at 9:27 am

    oh wow!
    That looks like such a fun & inspiring classroom. I SO would have tried to be your little pet!

  5. Shanez Slade on August 18, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Your classroom looks great. I go back tomorrow….so I am savoring every moment I have left to hang out in my PJ’s.

  6. Jen on August 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Your class looks fabu! And I can say the thing I most miss about school is school supplies. Oh the pens and notebooks they have today. Sigh. I mean Trapper Keepers were awesome. Lisa Frank stickers too.

  7. Moxie on August 18, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Jen, I still have my Trapper Keepers from middle school and high school. Can you say pack rat? I was never much of a Lisa Frank sticker type of girl. I did, however, dig the scratch-n-sniff stickers. Chocolate chip cookie was my favorite, and the pizza and pickle scented ones were the worst.

  8. sara on August 18, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    This classroom is amazing! I would love to be one of your students! I wanted to thank you so much for your comment on my blog– I am going to be reading along with you–

  9. Martha on August 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Great Classroom, bet you are all the smart and funny kids’ favorite teacher.

  10. Kara on August 19, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Two thumbs up! I love classrooms. I used to help my mom set hers up every year (I really miss that). Thanks!

  11. stacie on August 19, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Great classroom. Totally jealous of the smartboards! Wow!

  12. luna on August 19, 2008 at 12:50 am

    love this! what an amazing classroom!

  13. Erin on August 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I need that 6 traits power point!!! Please, send my way!

  14. susan on August 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I never had classes this cool. I really like the reading corner!

  15. SAHW on August 20, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I love how your room looks! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a nice looking middle school classroom – this is the kind of room I’d want my kids to graduate up to…an extension of the earlier years. Very nice. 🙂