Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Classroom Pictures & Behavior Management Clip Chart!

Oh! It's time to kick my feet up {for a few minutes anyway} because it's finally the weekend! I've had 3 days with my new lil firsties & they are a batch of cuties!!! I forgot just how much extra energy it takes these first few weeks just to establish routines. At the last minute, I decided to change my behavior management system just a little bit. Katie, my zebra-lovin' soul sister over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle had an awesome post on her behavior clip chart system. I REALLY love the idea of rewarding all of those kiddos who always make good choices. Katie's clip chart system is a picture perfect match with my  Prize Pass Catalog! I'm soooo excited about this & so are my kiddos! Anyway, here are some of my classroom pics...

Here is the view of my classroom door from the hallway

I have a small piece of picket fence dividing off my classroom library/reading center. I hung a pocket chart on the fence for my pocket chart center.
My reading/listening center! This cozy little zebra bench was another DIY project. I used one of my shorter shelves and added the sides & back. Popped a couple zebra cushions on & WAh LAh!!! Oh, almost forgot... I trimmed the edge with zebra duct tape. Zebra Duct Tape?!? Amazing the stuff you can find at the dollar store!

Don't look too closely at this area...YIKES! I'm really guilty of making "piles".

Big thanks to Katie {Queen of the First Grade Jungle} for sharing her behavior clip chart! Click HERE to check out her post. She has some super-cute jungle-themed sayings on hers! I attached mine to the side of my file cabinet {right next to Deanna Jump's Common Core Standards Posters} and attached ribbon down the sides to clip the students' name clips on to.

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my lil home-away-from-home! If you're interested in a freebie copy of my clip chart, just click HERE!!! 


  1. Your room looks great. I am doing a pirate theme this year and I might do a "Jungle" theme next year. Thanks!

  2. Your room looks super cute! I would have no problem spending my days there.

  3. This is adorable! I am a first year teacher who is absolutely in love with Zebra print! How in the world did you go about making the Zebra over-hang above your door?! LOVE IT!

  4. I love your awning outside your room! How did you make it?

    1. Thanks so much! Look under "Search My Blog-Labels" & click on "tutorials". It give you step by step directions. Be sure to send me a pic of your canopy!

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