What a 1st Week of School for the Year!
11 February 2014 - 5 min Read
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.
File 6878 Our mat area and work desks area. File 6876 The 'play' side of the classroom - with blocks, homecorner drawing etc.
File 6896 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.  File 6888 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.
 File 6889 My popcorn words display which will showcase the 5 words we focus on a week.  File 6890 Once we have focused on them for a week they are added to our word wall for constant reference.
File 6874 The colourful book corner. File 6875 I encourage my kids to lay down or sit in the little couches and relax and read a book!
File 6891 The homecorner File 6892 Blocks, cars, lego - all the fun construction stuff!
File 6893 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. File 6894 Another view of the big table and back of the class.
File 6883 My desk and storage area. File 6880 Part of the mini kitchen area.
File 6884 The craft table and collage trolley File 6895 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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