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Photo Tour of My Kindergarten Classroom

I have had several people ask for pictures of my room so here you go! A quick tour of my class. If you have questions just let me know in the comments…

The front of the room: I have a projector and white board and typical calendar stuff although I don’ t spend much time on the calendar. Most of my morning message time is spent on Wonderopolis and the Number of the Day.

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Year long calendar. This is something new I am trying this year. We will use sticky notes to add important dates. The tiny icons at the bottom of the white board is our visual schedule.

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Number line, shapes, and color words. I don’t have many decorations on the room but these are important and used all year.

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The orange table and one of the many living centers in my room. I color code each table just to make it easier on me.

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I think it is important to have science tools and investigation materials out at all times. This table is where we keep those things. As we begin to explore outside we will bring in things to place in our investigation station.

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Book shelf

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Math Tubs. The top row of buckets are the math workshops for the week and the other buckets are manipulatives and free choice activities. I keep all my dice and other math materials we use often on the top of this shelf also.

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Imagination Tubs: They “live” in the hallway and you can read more about our play time here.

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Our class has 7 student computers and one teacher computer. You can see one of my windows in this picture.

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Back of the room. Water bottles and snack are kept here plus a lot of my teacher supplies. This is also where we paint because there is a small tile area around the sink. Having a sink in the room is awesome!

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My teacher table. Right now it is full of our literacy jobs to explain to the class this week. I keep all my supplies for guided reading in the metal shelf.

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Twitter Friends Map

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The second window and yet another living center.

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The document camera

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My teacher easel. The small magnetic white board is used for the student jobs which we haven’t started yet this year. The buckets are for the kids GO folder, journal and interactive notebook.

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File cabinets. These are basically empty and only used for the kids to file their work. Yes, my Kindergarten kids file their own work. Finished work is placed in their file and it goes home every Friday. The key to making this happen is using colored files.

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Another work table and a few extra imagination tubs that need a larger shelf for storage.

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Work buckets. Unfinished work goes in these buckets. The digital picture frame has pictures of my family. After this month I will add pictures of the kids from my class each month.

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Lockers and more storage for me :) The Be Brave name tags I use can be found here. I also have a small version of the “All About Me Project” on their locker. They are using them for journal time and I love how much they talk about them!

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Outside our room we have a big wall for student work. Right now a large version of the “All About Me Project” is posted.

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My teacher desk. The word wall is posted above my desk.

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28 Responses to Photo Tour of My Kindergarten Classroom

  1. carole says:

    Wow! Awesome room! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Carole

  2. Thank you for sharing your room! Loved seeing it. I like your idea having science tools out all the time. I must get my balance scales out.

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Michelle, I love how the kids use them during the year on their own. At first they are obsessed with the tools but when they are out every day they get over that fast and use them as tools.

  3. Camille says:

    Matt, I love your yearlong calendar. I have been trying to figure out a way to make calendar more meaningful and more like real life. The yearlong calendar is brilliant and has helped me figure out what direction to take. Thank you for sharing!
    Camille

  4. Mitzy says:

    Loved your room!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. K. Lirenman says:

    So fun to peek into your room Matt. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  6. janicecomrie says:

    Thanks for sharing. it seems very large with all the you have in it – but I am guessing that like most, it is not as big as it seems. I am in awe of your “clutter-less”……. desk!! looks pretty clear that you have time for work and you include time for play and imagination. Your classroom seems to be a very “happening” place – I wish I could come and visit for a day. I hope that the rumor of your visiting us waaaaay up north is true!! Janice Comrie

  7. Mandy says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful space. Where did you get your number cards on the wall?

  8. Thanks for the photos. It’s lovely to see how you have organized your space. The one thing that surprises me – and perhaps it’s because it’s the start of the new year – is that I can’t see any examples of children’s work on display. I feel it is important to display children’s work a) because it shows that their work is valued and b) inspires other children.

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Priscilla, yes I am behind on posting student work. All the cabinets and empty space will be full of it soon. The main reason is we just added a new teacher last week and I was waiting to see what kids would be leaving/staying in my room. No excuses now :)

  9. I love the Imagination Tubs! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Heather says:

    Great room! It’s organized and there are lots of work spaces for the kids. I love the individual word walls. I’m going to try that with Stitch. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Mrs. Carter says:

    Great Room. I have a question about your ipad connection cord. Does it allow you to not use the display on the elmo but run through the computer? I have the same set up since I am in the same district.

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Yes, the HDMI cord allows me to mirror the iPad display on the projector. Honestly I use the ELMO the majority of the time, I wouldn’t worry about adding the HDMI cable unless you see a need.

  12. Your room looks very neat, clean, and organized!

  13. Ashley Nading says:

    Wow! I am sooo super impressed!! After knowing you for so long, and having not seen or talked to you in over 15 years, I can’t express how cool(and slightly weird) it is to hear your voice after all these years, and to see the even more amazing person you’ve become!…too neat. I would seriously give almost anything to have you as Jace’s kindergarten teacher when the time comes. That would make me a very very happy momma! And I know it would make my mom a happy MiMi! Lol

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