Kara asked for pictures of my classroom, so I thought I'd post a few for this week's Show and Tell.
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.
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.
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.
The reading corner.
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.
Literature word wall for the first nine weeks.
Friday's lesson, projected on the SmartBoard.
View from the door.
View from the back corner.
My desk area. Take a good look, because by Christmas it will look like a…