Setting up my classroom is one of my favorite things to do before the new school year starts. The minnies always like to help decorate and have great ideas about what they would want in their classroom.
This is the view from outside my door. I love my pink and green wreath and so do the students. It’s easy to know which room is mine!
As you open the door, this is the view of the classroom. I teach high school Spanish and love to have as many authentic materials and decorations as possible. Although I’ve probably tried every seating plan in the textbook, this year I have students in groups of four. This is perfect for working with a partner or a small group activities.
A classroom is a home away from home for students, too. This comfy reading area, stocked with my favorite social magazines from Mexico and Spain, is for students who finish work early. I also have some school supplies on hand for students who need them. Don’t you love the flower pencils? The green dragon is popular, too. He was a party favor at my friend’s wedding in Mexico.
All of my school supplies are neatly labeled in bright green and blue bins.
I climbed on a ladder to hang the cut out papel picado and flags from different Spanish speaking countries. If you’re traveling to a Spanish speaking country in the near future, please let me know. I’d love to have more flags from other countries to hang in the room.
My students love the foam party hats and globe that hangs from the ceiling. Fun! Spanish Magnetic Poetry on the white board is also entertaining for students after assignments are completed.
Everyone loves candy and everyone loves getting a prize. On the bookshelf behind my desk, I keep a sweet supply of some of my favorite candy from Mexico and the United States. It's fun for students to try new candy.
If you were a student in my class, this is what you would see. What do you think?