When I say "decorated" it's not really accurate. I put up the essentials. Organize. But leave the wall space for student work. After all, that's what the room is for, right? STUDENTS! And their WORK! :)
Over the years, I've taught in both public school classrooms and in rooms in my house (homeschool), but in the last year, I've taken over an outbuilding to contain my ever-expanding homeschool community classes. The large cabinet, a gift from my sister-in-law, enables me to finally contain all my teaching
Although I'm excited about everything I'll be teaching, in the last couple days I've focused mostly on getting ready to teach fifth grade Bridges Second Edition. My Number Corner area is ready to go with both the Calendar Collector (volume--uses cubes) and Calendar Grid (fractions & decimals--cards are turned over right now--we'll collect data in Sept) on display.
|Calendar Collector--we'll be making models with cubes (not those shown--harder!) and calculating volume|
September, here we come!!