Kindergarten Teacher

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Photo Tour of My Class 2014

The first few pics are taken with the GoPro to get a wide-angle. If you have questions about anything just let me know.

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The science shelf. Kids have access to the globe, hand lens, goggles, balance scale and various other tools any time.

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We have seven classroom computers and two windows! I would give up the computers before the windows.

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This is from the back corner looking towards the doorway

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The view from my desk. The table that is closest to the camera is what I use for teacher table

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The view from our doorway looking in

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Every table in my room is assigned a color. The kids do not have assigned seats or assigned centers the colors just help for organization in general.

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Math tubs

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The panoramic

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12 Responses to Photo Tour of My Class 2014

  1. It’s a lovely learning arena. So many choices. I love it. And thank God for windows. I think they help us keep a grip on the real world outside, as well as the lives being led inside the room. I hate basement rooms, and there are all too many. I understand why, but what a shame. Look at a beautiful corporate building, then look at our classrooms. Priorities????

    Good work, Matt. :D

  2. Windy says:

    Wow! You have amazing storage and a lot of great ‘spaces’ for students to interact.

  3. Roberta Daniels says:

    Love the simplicity of your room! Let the kids make it their own!!

  4. danamo63 says:

    Your room is huge!

  5. Susie Guerra says:

    I like that your science shelf has materials available to students. How to set the parameters for using the materials? Do you have them out at the beginning of the year or do you bring them out after you have modeled them and had the children use them?

    I am fairly new at teaching kindergarten. I am interested in not assigning seats, I think I like the idea but would like to hear more about how you organize that…

    • Matt Gomez says:

      They are out day 1. I allow the kids to have access to them all the time. It is common to see them using them in all aspects of our day. We do model how to use them but not before they are put out.

  6. Sue Grodek says:

    How old is your building? It looks like a pretty new school. We’re moving to a new building next year. sue

  7. Christina says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks Matt. I recently changed some things in my classroom to model your calendar. The first day we discussed it. I was so proud of their rich observations and interactions. I can’t wait to continue. I have also changed to a Brain Friendly model and I AM LOVING IT. My students, families and staff have commented on how much they like the soothing feel of the room.

  9. librariandee says:

    I love your classroom and the terrariums are so captivating! How do you manage not having assigned seats?

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Thank you! I only address specific issues if they arise with the seating. Rather than punish all with assigned seating I support the few that need self control growth.

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