About My Classroom
Our classroom is a busy, child-centered learning environment. It is stimulating, colorful and comfortable. Our classroom is a community. It is our home away from home.
We function as a whole group, small groups and as individuals. We are cooperative and collaborative. We share our materials, our discoveries and our experiences. We respect one another and ourselves.
Sometimes our classroom is loud, sometimes our classroom is quiet. Sometimes only the teacher is speaking and everyone is practicing their listening. Often the children are talking to one another and the teacher is facilitating.
Everyday we draw on what we already know and have learned. Everyday there are opportunities for the children to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Everyday something fun happens. Everyday is a new beginning!
Below are several list poems describing our classroom through the eyes of my students. Enjoy!
looking at words
figuring out words
beginning sounds and ending sounds
fiction and non-fiction
hard and easy
writing in our journals
writing about people
writing about our experiences
writing about our lives
writing words, sentences, paragraphs and stories
writing letters and numbers
writing with partners
using capital and lower case letters
commas, periods, question marks and exclamation marks
using counters, cubes and bears
putting numbers together
taking numbers apart
Social Studies is...
figuring it out
about all people
kids and families
mommies and daddies
Pilgrims and Native Americans
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