Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Classroom Update #2

My phone finally decided to cooperate and let me upload my classroom pictures. I’m doing a bee theme of course, so you’ll see that incorporated everywhere. I still have a bit more work to do, but I’m happy that I’m pretty much finished.



This is the largest bulletin board in my room. This is where I am going to post the students’ work throughout the year. I saw this idea on Miss Nelson's blog here.


Here is my focus wall for ELA and Math. You can grab it below.


Here is my quality wall. The items are included in the document above.


Here is what I’m most proud of! I’m moving away from the traditional color-coded behavior system where students pull their color (pull your green card, pull your yellow card). This summer I read about clip chart behavior and I love that it does not focus on bad behavior like I feel the color-coded system does. Our school rewards students with good behavior through PBIS but I wanted a way to recognize them in the classroom, especially when they go above and beyond what I ask of them.

Grab all of these items below. I’ve included everything you see in the picture including punch cards which correspond with “clipping up”. It goes along with the reward system I plan to use for my students. Now, the only thing you won’t see are the reward tickets. I haven’t created them yet for my classroom.


Here is my birthday wall. I saw this idea on Pinterest I believe. I’ll photograph my kids during the first week of school and put their pictures on their respective birthday month. Grab it below.


And finally, this is my AR wall. Students will put a green bee on the board with their name if they score 80% on their test and an orange bee if they score 100%. I thought about creating it as they earn points, but this will work for now! If you’d like this one, just email me and I’ll send it. It’s bee themed and I know that only a few people use it as a theme, but I would be happy to share!



  1. So cute fellow bee classroom. :0). When do u start back.?

  2. Love your room!! Your bulletin boards are great! I really like the student work board. Cute bees!!

    I’m having a giveaway! I’d love for you to enter:)
    The Busy Busy Hive

  3. Love Love Love your bee stuff.

    1. Thank you and I will be sure to credit you! Thank you again for the idea!

  4. Thanks for all the clip chart goodies! I like the idea of it but I don't know a lot about it.. Can students who clip down move back up?

    Thanks :)


    1. Yes! Students are able to move up and down. I think that part is positive, because the traditional system does not allow for students to put their yellow color or red color back in order to try again.

    2. Excellent! I agree, I like that it has a positive aspect to it. That way they are still working toward something and they don't give up :) Thanks again!

  5. I really like the Focus Wall. How did you get the yellow letters on the black? Did you highlight them or cut them out and put them on the black paper?

    1. I used a marker and colored it in! Not very crafty but I just wanted to save on printing it in color.

  6. Love ALLLLL of your ideas SO much! I would love it if you looked at my latest post and offered ANY advice you have got!! Love your creativity! Thank you :)

    Reflections at Recess

    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to stop by!

  7. Thanks for linking up. Looks fabulous

  8. I LOVE your clip chart idea and am planning to implement this idea in my classroom. I was just wondering what your "Making Better Choices" Form looks like. I like that the students can move up and down but I'd like to have them accountable for moving down in the first place.

    Thanks, and I'm looking forward to exploring more of your site!