My Classroom

Welcome to our classroom!  We have a fun monster theme that helps make our classroom a fun learning environment.
Our Monster Door Hanger greets all of my little monSTARS each morning.
Our art wall showcases those special masterpieces and our transportation board makes sure everyone is getting home correctly.
Our cubbies store our centers while Mrs. Madden's lesson plan storage sits on top in labeled containers.
We refer to our writing stages often during Writer's Workshop.
Our rain gutter bookshelves hold our read-alouds so that students can see the titles for taking AR tests if they want.
Our laptops are beneath the raingutter shelves and our rolling seat crates make the perfect seating and provide extra storage!
View one of one of our reading areas.  Students rotate sitting in a ton of different cozy spots around our classroom for independent reading time.
This shelf holds our non-fiction books and author study baskets.  Our reading buddies are kept here, too.
The bunting you see around our classroom is just triangles of fabric held to the wall with red duct sewing at all - easy peasy!
The monster canvases along our windowsills provide another little touch.
This is our second reading area.  We love books!
The teacher's space is always the messiest area in our room.
 Here's a view from the teacher's desk.  We even captured our amazing student teacher, Miss Sease, working hard at her table!
Mr. Madden turned a trashcan into monster storage for our puppets!
Our school uses Accelerated Reader so this board is used for that.  You can also see our scoreboard (whole brain teaching) and the teacher's comfy chair. :)
We spend MUCH of our day on our spotted carpet!  We LOVE it!  (Thanks!
Our other bulletin board holds our anchor chart tablet. 
Just a close up of more of our cozy spots waiting on a little reader to come along. :)
Students move their clips to make their lunch choices here each morning.
Here's another classroom view from a front corner.
 Here's a close up of one of our table teams.
No words needed.  A must have for our classroom.
Our Whole Brain Teaching class rules hang above our class restroom. <3
This storage area is where all of our daily supplies and prep materials land.
Our centers and reading group materials are stored in this area.
Our pencil area.
More storage is by our door, along with the mailbox for turning in teacher notes and our weekly goodbye for students to say as they walk out the door.
Our work hangs from these frames in the hallway.
Our MONSTERS enrichment club hangs in the hall as well.


  1. Your classroom is well decorated that I want to move right in! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! We would definitely invite you in! :)

  2. I LOVE your classroom!!! 😍😍😍 My daughter would thrive in an environment like that. Wish we lived in the upstate! Found your page while researching 2nd grade curriculums.

  3. Thanks Melissa! That is the biggest compliment you could give! <3

  4. What a rich learning environment! You are an amazing teacher! I have a question about your tubs. Where do you purchase them, and how do you use them?

    1. Thanks! I usually pick them up at Big Lots but I've also seen them at Walmart and Publix. :)

  5. Your classroom is BEAUTIFUL! I have a question about your pencil area... the erasers in the bubble gum machine is AMAZING! Do students have to pay a quarter for an eraser? How does that work.

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    2. Hi Amy! My husband was able to set it so that we don't need to put quarters in to retrieve erasers. We simply twist the knob. :)

    3. Oh - that is awesome! I have a bubble gum machine at home (we currently have M&Ms in it!) I might have to see if my hubby can figure out how to do that! I already told him that I wanted our bubble gum machine ;)


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