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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15 thoughts on “Show and Tell – This is a no whining zone”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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–

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

  7. 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. 🙂

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