Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Classroom

I'd like to give you a little peek into my classroom. Come on in!
I love how my classroom turned out this year! I was planning to go with light blue and black for my colors, but I waited too long and those colors were gone. Dark blue was still available, though. With the yellow accents, I think it looks great! Our mascot is the owl, so I do have a few owl items throughout, and I plan to make some cute hanging owls when I get the time.
You may have noticed that I have a lot of computers. That's because my classroom is actually a computer lab. A few years ago my principal decided that instead of having teachers individually bring their students into the computer lab to work on projects, she would have a technology specialist position. That's me! I work on integrating writing and technology skills with all students at my school and I love it!
We use CHAMPS school-wide for classroom management and behavior expectations. This year I made CHAMPS and Voice Level cards to post for student reference. I used to just write them on the white board, and they often got erased. This will save me time, and it looks so much nicer! I have them on the white board with magnets, so I can still write to make additions or changes for certain activities as needed.

If you're interested, I have an editable version of my CHAMPS and Voice Level cards available in my TPT store HERE.

Thank you to Courtney from Swimming into Second for a link-up!

Thank you for coming along on a tour of my classroom. 
What do you like best about your classroom this year?


Graphics & Font by: The Brown Bag Teacher and Kimberly Geswein Fonts


  1. Your lab looks great! I taught computer lab for 4 years and had grades 1-8. I soooooo love teaching literature! LOL
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

    1. Thanks, Erin! I just LOVE my current position in the lab. However, if I ever have to leave, I'm thinking about reading/English in middle school. Several years ago I got all my ducks in a row with classes, endorsements on my license, and testing to prepare to make the middle school move. Then this wonderful job came along, and I'm staying put for now.

  2. Lisa, your classroom looks GREAT! No wonder your kids love you so much. You make their environment a happy place.

    1. Thanks, Mary! You are so sweet! I had a wonderful first week. In fact, it was probably the best first week I've ever had. :-)

  3. Wow! That's awesome that you get to use all that technology. Your room looks great. I think the blue and yellow go great together. Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second

  4. Yeah Lisa! I am so glad I finally saw your blog! It looks fantastic! I am so glad you had Christi, my good blogging friend, design it! :) Of course, I love the chevron!!!
    Take care,
    from Well, Michelle?