#MTBoSChallenge Week 3 – pics of my classroom

The MTBoS has a challenge out to blog weekly until the end of 2014.  I need this challenge to get me back into blogging.  This week I’m doing the Saturday challenge (a day late!), which is to post pictures of my classroom.

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These first 3 shots are a close to 360 view from my classroom door.  You can see I’m really into baseball.  🙂

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These 2 shots are behind and next to my door.  This is the left front wall of my room. The Bloom’s chart is because that is how I level all assessments.  The fat lady from Gryffindor is a painting done by a student who also loves Harry Potter.  I have students put cell phones on that desk and I put lost and found there.  As you can see, there is already a lost calculator.

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Close up of the plaque on the bottom left of my board. 🙂

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Pic of a poster I had printed & I got the image from venspired.  To the right is our schedule.  It’s laminated with the project schedule on the back.  Our school has time periods where we are in a discipline focused schedule and we see our students 4 times per week.  Then we have weeks where we are on a project based schedule and we see our students 3 times per week to allow for project time.

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My new bigscreen TV that has Apple TV hooked up.  All projectors were removed and replaced with this set up.  Science and Math teachers were given iPads.  Projected is the @Desmos app from my iPad.

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I start the year with students doing sticky notes on various posters.  There are 4 colors are for my 4 classes.  This shows some of their learning goals for math class.  Many are stuck on grades as a learning goal.

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My desk area.  I try to balance my warped sense of humor with nice quotes also. 🙂

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More stickies of student responses

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Supply area & area next to door showing our school Mindsets poster.  I keep little golf pencils with cap erasers over there for students who have forgotten a pencil.  The colorful caddies on the shelves are sitting on whiteboards.  One person from a table group grabs a caddy and whiteboards for their group before class starts.

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Finally, what I’m really supposed to be doing right now, my Grad School reading:

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