Sunday, April 14, 2013

Classroom Tour

Here is a tour of my class. So far this seems to work. I started in the beginning of the year with a horse shoe shape for the desk. Then it morphed to 3 smaller horse shoes. That way I can still address the whole class, but my 3 aides are able to work with their assigned small groups easily.
All of my students have a job. They apply for a new job every quarter. I got this from Teacher on a Mission  from Teacher's Pay Teachers.
 My students must pay for items they need. I think next yea I am going to increase the fee every quarter.
 My calendar manager is responsible for getting the calendar ready each month. The words for the months I bought from Lovely Little Leaders. Each month I write the events on the smaller calendar, and my calendar manager must copy it onto the larger one.
 The calendar manager is also responsible for writing out what is happening each week. When there is no even happening that day, they just write "Happy Monday, Happy Tuesday, etc."

 My latest project is to turn these boxes into mail slots for my students.


  1. Wow you've got a lot of great things going on in your classroom. I taught in the same type of room part time last year. It was hard for me to keep a balance between treating the kids their age and giving them instruction on their level. I love the jobs!! So glad I found your blog, I'm following!

    The Resource(ful) Room!

  2. I am your newest follower! You are amazing. If anything in my store could be used to help your students, please let me know. Have a great day!

  3. Love this blog! I am first year teacher for high school Life Skills

  4. Love your blog! I've gotten some great ideas! Next year I will be a teaching in a high school life skills classroom for the first time. I love your jobs bulletin board! Where did you find the job description template? Would you mind sharing? One teacher to another?! :-) I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!!

  5. Your classroom is amazing! Looking at your class turned on a light for many different ideas. Thank you!