What a 1st Week!

What a 1st Week!
11 February 2014

So we have had our first week here in WA and it was busy! I loved meeting my new bunch of pre-primary kiddies, but wow they are weak!! A real eye opener. I again have a class with majority of the kids having English as a second language! Looking forward to the year but stressing about helping them all meet the Foundation Australian Curriculum! Wish me luck!

First here is a quick view of my classroom this year - I am lucky enough to have a double classroom for my pre-primaries and it gives us lots of room to spread out and play and complete activities! Firstly here is a view from each end of my class when standing in the middle of the room. Then more detailed pics underneath.

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Our mat area and work desks area.

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The 'play' side of the classroom - with blocks, homecorner drawing etc.

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My kids all have a square to sit in. I do a lot of whole brain teaching strategies so having them in a set spot makes partner work on the mat really easy! Along the side each student has a basket to put their lunchbox, hat and any work they complete.

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I have my desks set up in an 'L' shape around my mat. I also have my computers, and pencil and games collage trolley on this side of the room. The listening post and book corner are also on this side of the room.

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My popcorn words display which will showcase the 5 words we focus on a week.

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Once we have focused on them for a week they are added to our word wall for constant reference.

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The colourful book corner.

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I encourage my kids to lay down or sit in the little couches and relax and read a book!

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The homecorner

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Blocks, cars, lego - all the fun construction stuff!

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Our big circle drawing table. We use the tables joined together at the back for when we do craft or cooking. Great to have a big table to do activities/cooking with 8 or so kids.

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Another view of the big table and back of the class.

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My desk and storage area.

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Part of the mini kitchen area.

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The craft table and collage trolley

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As we have carpet throughout the whole class - we have a big mat for either our painting easles - or we swap and put  tables there (which are to the right of the eases) to do playdough

Hope you enjoyed looking at the pics. Can't wait to get some more work up around the room!

'Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan'

Top Teacher xx

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