Friday, July 27, 2012


Classroom 360 is a complete tour of my classroom as designed for the 2012-2013 school year. Each post highlights an aspect of my room with photos, a detailed explanation of it's purpose, and often times videos. Be sure to check out all the other posts.

FYI: TpT is still experiencing some "quirks" because of the updates they are doing. I tried throughout the day to upload today's FLASH FREEBIE...without success.  I ended up taking a poll on my Facebook Fan Page on if I should post the tip and show you the freebie now or wait until the file was uploaded. The majority voted to wait. So wait it is. I'll post it as soon as I can.

But for now I have another peek into my 2012-2013 classroom.
{These schedule cards can be accessed and downloaded here.}

This is my new and improved classroom schedule display for next year.

I love using a pocket chart because it is oh-so-easy to switch the activities around. I hung it a bit lower than normal so that my kiddos can be in charge of changing it up each afternoon. I left a bit of space to the left of each schedule card. My plan is to place small colored cards that can be flipped over as we complete an activity. I think this will help some of my friends who always want to know "What's next?" and "When's lunch?" 

And since I'm having a love affair with all things ribbon, I of course added a ribbon border to the pocket chart.

The cards are part of my Blackline Design Classroom Decor Bundle. I was going to copy them onto cardstock (as is the intent of that product line), but this board is already so colorful that I thought it best to "ground it" with some black and white.

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  1. I would love to know how you organize all the stuff the kids bring in the room? What do you do with backpacks, lunchboxes, etc? I have 15 coat hooks and one shelf for 30 kids! Yikes.

    1. Hi there,

      That's tricky! I am blessed to have a class set of lockers OUTSIDE my classroom. But, if I were in your situation, I would use rubbermaid bins. You may also find this post from last year's MANAGING YOUR CLASSROOM SERIES to be helpful:

      :) Jodi

  2. Book Basket Labels: Alphabet books, Bear books, Countries of the World, Dinosaurs, Rhyme and Repetition, labels for seasons and holidays; these are some I would definately use in class. Thanks for offering input.

  3. I love the black and white cards. I didn't post a schedule for the first time last year (not sure why...) and I definitely will this year. Thanks for posting your ideas!

    A Tale of 2 First Grades

    1. Hi Caroline,
      I also had a year without a schedule posted...BIG mistake. Enjoy the weekend. :) Jodi

  4. Hi Jodi! Just downloaded these! Love! I am waiting anxiously for the Book Basket Lables flash freebie. However, I am sooooo afraid that I am going to miss it due to driving an hour and 20 mins. to our nearest teacher store this morning!!!

  5. Hey Jodi! I am a New Teacher and I just HEART your collections! I have created a folder with your website's name and I am compiling all your freebies in one place. You are helping me rethink, recycle and save money... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND GUIDANCE!!!!

  6. Hmmm... did I miss this freebie?? I would be so sad... Were the schedule cards available for free download?

  7. I am wondering if I missed it too....I looked on the TPT store under "most recent" and can't find them, and was hoping that if they were posted it would show as a new entry on the blog too. PLease let me know how to download. PLEASE :o)

  8. What about a little card to the left that has an empty square on one side and a square with a check in it on the other side. The card would be flipped when that activity is complete. It would look like a 'to do' list with tasks checked off as completed. I love ALL of your ideas.

  9. I love your ideas and posts. Just one you have pictures of the whole board. I see snapshots of certain things, but would love to see the entire board, wall or classroom.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. I would like to make the blank copies to match the subjects you made, what font did you use?


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