Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pristine Classroom vs. Environment for Independent Learning

I was looking back at the pictures I took of my classroom at the beginning of the school year. It was so pristine! Now that we have been in school for over 100 days it has a more lived-in look! Using the daily 5 and giving my students time for independent learning has allowed them to really USE the classroom. They have access to what they need when they need it.

Our Daily 5/CAFE board has been put to a lot of use since the first of the year...

Comprehension Strategies

Accuracy Strategies

Fluency Strategies

Vocabulary Strategies
Before: Conference table, math centers, book display

After: Added anchor charts and all the stuff we need to learn!
Before:  2 student computers
After: 3 student computers!
Before: A library full of good-fit books
After: more books and other learning materials