Teacher Week {Where I Teach Wednesday with Second Grade Shenanigans}

Hey blog hoppers! This is Hope King from Second Grade Shenanigans and I am so excited to share a little peek into my home teaching space! One of my favorite things about being a teacher is the fact that I get to design and decorate my very own classroom! I mean…what teacher doesn’t go crazy preparing a classroom for a new year?!? I tend to go a little beyond crazy, but I am totally ok with that!

So…here is a little look into my teaching nook!

Classroom Library


My classroom library is organized by genre and leveled by Lexile! This year, I also decided to separate my bookshelves into fiction and nonfiction text!


 

Then, I have a separate section for mentor texts which will be used to inspire young writers! This section is a work in progress {a.k.a. weekend project}!


Double copy books are a must for any library! The kiddos love being able to chit chat about their favorite stories!


And of course…no library would be complete without the King! ;)


Guided Reading & Small Group Instruction Area


This is one of my favorite places to spend time in the classroom! I love teaching reading, and I love the time that I get to spend with my kiddos in small group!  More importantly, I am in love with my table skirt that a precious grandmother made for me! The storage space under a kidney table is out of this world!

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck


 
Why place bookshelves against a wall when they can provide the perfect place for centers and/or supplies?! I couldn’t live without this extra space!

A Bird’s Eye View {Almost}

Front:



Back:


My Favorite Purchase {Totally Unnecessary…but I LOVE IT!}

My LED board! I picked this up from SAM’s and it is perfect for our daily schedule!

Outside Walls

Student Work


Oh Snap Reading Ribbons

Well, that’s all for me! Thanks for taking a tour of my little space! Now we want to sneak a peek into your room! 


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15 comments:

  1. Your room looks fantastic! I love your guided reading table and the skirt. I also would love to sit and read in your turquoise chair. It looks so comfy.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  2. Hope! How did you create that stage in front of your room!? I love it!! I recently found out I will be teaching 2nd grade for the first time this year, so I have been scouring your past blow posts like crazy this week.

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  3. Goodness I love your room! It is huge and looks so fun!

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  4. Awesome room...love all the colors!

    Patti
    primary practice

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  5. Your room looks so inviting! Love it!

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  6. I love your theme! The cardboard Elvis is awesome!

    EmilyK

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  7. HOPE!!!! Could your room be ANY cuter?! It is to die for!! Your hard work has definitely paid off - those are some super lucky 3rd graders!! Love you!!

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  8. I loved the pictures! Could you tell me how you use the reading ribbons? Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I cannot get over how cute your room is! Nice work!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  10. I would love to know what you use the cups for. I'm sure it's genius! Your room is great!

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  11. I love how you used the back of the filing cabinet. Do you have those file folder activities available?

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  12. I love the skirt on the guided reading table. How do you use it for storage and at the same time have room for the kiddos to scoot their chairs/legs under the table? Do you use chairs or stools?

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  13. Can you please share some more information on those centers? (round it, place value, etc) Where did you find the information for those? And is there a place where I can get it from.

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