Kindergarten Photos: Mrs. Partin

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Check out Jeannie Partin’s kindergarten classroom photos! Her pictures are sure to give you lots of ideas for setting up a kindergarten classroom and decorating a kindergarten classroom. Jeannie writes: “I am the author of Kindergarten Lifestyle……and here is my classroom! While my room is not over-the-top cutesy, it is a productive, engaging learning environment for my students…..What more could I ask for?!”

Pictures of a Kindergarten Classroom

This is a shoe organizer where I keep all my office supply things. I do not have a desk (and haven’t since my first year of teaching). You name it, I have it here (sentence strips, stickers, post-its, scissors, paper clips, staples, glue sticks, etc.)

  
You can also see the corner of my wonderful behavior management clip chart. I got this idea from ClutterFree Classrooms and I will never go back to the old “3 chances your out” system. I love how motivating this clip chart is. Kids start out on green and work to “climb the colors”. They love it and so do I!

 

This area shows my pocketchart center. It actually doubles as a listening center as well. I love combining these 2 centers. They tend to be 2 of the most high maintenance centers because kids get bored. But, by combining them, I have found that my students stay engaged because of the choice factor. You can read more about how I combine the 2 centers HERE.
Here is my Math Tubs shelf. I follow Debbie Diller’s system for math tubs (actually used it before I read her book, but it is a great read :0) I have only 2 children per math tub  which really helps cut down on playing, fighting, etc. and they stay more focused on the work.
The top 10 tubs are my “active” tubs in use and the ones below are the stored manipulatives that we are not currently using. I like to have everything right at my fingertips. That makes it easy to switch math tub materials.
Here is the infamous “Home” center. ‘Nuff said! :0)

 

Here is my “Center Chart”. You can see I have 2 children for each center. The center cards just get rotated down one each time we switch centers.  We normally go to 3 centers a day….so we just rotate down. I usually switch partners once a week.  I also have math tubs on the same chart (the big number cards – they correlate to a math tub) and are rotated just like centers.

 

 This is my word study table. Early in the year it is a sandtable. However, after the first month it becomes a word study center.

Here is the runway! Hahaha!! Not really…. this is their backpack hooks. This class is WONDERFUL about not leaving their stuff laying on the ground…..Boy I will miss them! :0)

 

Blocks center – I add lots of stuff here (blocks, legos, balance, construction books, traffic signs, and even some retelling pieces). Notice the hot pink zebra stripes boundaries I have. The kids know their place in centers and they do NOT leave those boundaries…..works like a charm!

 

Here is my Family Board. You can read more about it HERE! It’s a fantastic way to develop a sense of community in your classroom.

 

Here is my writing center. I took the legs off the table and the kids can kneel at it. They love the novelty of this. It’s so important to have an organizational system going for writing center so it doesn’t become a mess.

 

Of course, my writing center is right at my word wall……..OF COURSE!!!

This is home-base. You can see my little blue rocker I picked up at the flea market for $10 – best darn $10 I’ve ever spent because it is SUPER comfy!

This is an ariel view. Please be nice as it is the end of the year! I know – very busy looking! :0)

I can also show you a couple of pics of my room at the very end – when it’s all packed up and ready for summer. This is a couple of snapshots as I left my room earlier today.

Well, I really hope you enjoy the tour of my kinder classroom! If you liked what you saw, please visit me at my blog Kindergarten Lifestyle! Bye, ya’ll!

 

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Angela Watson was a classroom teacher for 11 years and has turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has published 3 books, launched a blog and webinar series, designs curriculum resources, and conducts seminars in schools around the world. Subscribe via email for blog updates, exclusive tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.

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1 Rebecca August 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Love this! If it’s possible to have bigger pictures next time that would be awesome to see detail

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2 Angela Watson August 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks, Rebecca! You can click on any image to enlarge it. :-)

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3 wendy wick August 12, 2012 at 6:45 am

I had a question for Mrs Partin. Ion previous years of teaching kindergarten I have always used three strike system. Last year I was moved to 5th grade and used the clip chart color coding system she uses. I would love to use it again but am curious as to how she uses it with younger children. How ti.e consuming is it.

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