Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Other Cabinets in the Room

1. Pencils, Markers, Crayons, in basket( table mats for table work and large clip boards) 2. Index Cards, Cards with the cursive alphabet, metal inset paper, painting tray, painting mats  3. metal insets   4. glue, scissors, recycled paper, small clip boards and old magazines and books that students can cut pictures from.

Botany and Zoology

History and Geography



Music, Artists, Sewing boxes

 Nature trays, Yoga Cards, Spanish


Peace Shelf and Student Portfolio's

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Chore Charts in the Classroom

Here are some Chore Charts used in the Classrooms in our school.

From a Primary Classroom

From our Lower Elementary classroom

From the other Lower Elementary classroom
 In our classroom certain jobs are done specific days of the week like Laundry.  We are assigned laundry days and times.  Most of the other jobs are done one day a week, usually on Fridays, before car line.
Our job chart is the middle one (the yellow one).  The first levels are paired with a second or third level to complete the job.  Once everyone is done, the children sit in a circle and we go around each area and a child can give one compliment and one constructive criticism.  Example:  Let's say we are looking at the Geometry area.  We will ask Maria to stand up and look at the Geometry area and give us one compliment and one constructive criticism (something they can improve on) if there is one. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Language Cabinets

There are two cabinets of Language Materials in our classroom. 

  • Top Shelf:  Fish bowl with creative writing prompts – Grammar Symbols – Large Grammar Symbols for presentations, basket with parts of speech work for advanced students or 3rd levels,  3ring binder with how to write different types of letters and reports and the grammar symbols chart in front of it, SRA’s Box (SRA is a reading comprehension work.  The child reads a story and answers questions based on the reading.  The stories start easy, one paragraph, and by the time the children are 2nd levels the stories become longer)
  • Second  Shelf: Grammar work for 1st and 2nd levels– Two baskets with color pencils  and grammar symbol stencils.
  • Third and Fourth shelves  – Sentence Analaysis


  • Top Shelf:  Moveable Alphabet, phonic packets,  sight words

  • Second Shelf: Phonic packets and Dictionary Work
  • Third Shelf: Tackle boxes with Grammar Work