Hi Victoria! Your classroom looks amazing. I just got into my classroom to start organizing so you are definitely going to be my inspiration for that aspect! :)
I loved the pictures you posted and I had a couple questions. First of all, what do you post on the "Word Highway"? Also, what do you post on the "Daily Data" bulletin board?
Thank you for all of your help and I look forward to reading your blog this year!
Where and which grade do you teach? I like knowing who comes to visit... if I find any resources specifically for your grade level, I'd love to share them with you.
Daily Data is something I am starting this year. Our class (our grade, actually) is going to have a weekly poll. On Monday, the class will vote on a question- example- What is your favorite zoo animal out of these choices? Then the students will have a picture of themselves with a magnetic backing on it so they can move their picture next to their choice. On Tuesday, we will display data in a different way- bar graph, pie graph, line plot, whatever works well in displaying the results for the question of the week. On Wednesday, students will write a 3-2-1 journal entry- 3 observations about the data, 2 inferences, and 1 variable that could be changed. Other activities will be completed throughout the week there.
As for Word Highway, I will have pieces of whiteboard (shower board cut into strips from Lowe's) up there, one marked SCIENCE, one marked MATH, one marked HISTORY, and the other marked READING. Students will then see what the current words are easily while they are sitting at the listening/SRA center in the corral below.
I hope this helped, Lindsey. I would love to see your classroom, also!
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