As you all know, I am sadly being moved to 5th grade next year :( I am really excited about the content, but I am so going to miss my awesome teaching partner and the innocence and loving nature of my firsties. I will be keeping the same theme with some alterations next year, but I thought I would share my classroom pictures from last year, in hopes that I can help out anyone out there who is doing a camping or outdoors theme in their classroom next year. So here was my Camping/Outdoors themed First Grade Classroom:
This picture is beside the door. Each week each teacher in the building chooses a TopCat of the Week (Our School Mascot is a Wildcat) which we honor for displaying good behavior. I have each student complete an "About Me Sheet" at the beginning of the year which is 2 pages. I display them on the sign throughout the year.
This is my Hall Display:
A Close up of the hall display. I totally stole this from Mrs. Smith. This will change next year for my 5th Graders.
Above my door. I found this idea on Pinterest last year, but made these signs to go with the acronym.
The view of my room when you walk in the door.
The front of the room, with the smart board and my Outdoorsy Word Wall.
Close up of the Word Woods.
My Small Group Area. The Cute Curtains that my mom made for me :)
My Reward Station. The Lollipop Tree, Treasure Chest, Kiss Your Brain Jar, and CATS Tickets (Schoolwide) container.
My "Good Work Wall" to display student work in the classroom.
My empty cubbies :)
I got this cute tree Pocket Chart from Oriental Trading.
Our Goal Tree. Each student has a leaf with a personal goal written on it. Once they reach their goal, their leaf changes colors (Orange then red) and they set a new goal.
Birthday Bugs. I also got these cute jars from Mrs. Smith
My procedures and clean marker board.
This was our class mascot, Morris. The kids were so in love with him. We even celebrated his birthday last year with a huge moose cake my sister made!
Our Behavior System. Students pulled tickets for the letter of the WILDCAT Expectation they failed to follow.
Several of these ideas came from Mrs. Smith. If you are thinking about doing a camping themed classroom, you must check out her site! It is amazing!
I also have to thank my wonderful husband for all his hard work on my room (Making my teepee, a campfire which is not in these pictures, my lollipop tree, and putting a real skeleton key lock in my treasure chest!) If you have any questions about anything in the pictures, please feel free to ask. I am working on several changes and additions as I move into my new room for next year!