Tuesday, 23 October 2012

More classroom pics...

6A Timetable
I have always had a timetable displayed in my classroom - when I first started teaching, I used to handwrite it on the whiteboard. Well, no more! I made a bunch of tags that cover all sorts of things (obviously not Bike Ed or Golden Time!) and just change the timetable as necessary throughout the week. The kids check it when they come into the classroom in the morning to make sure they have the books they need.

Storeroom Sign
Just a little bit of Harry Potter humour in my classroom... :D

Clock Labels
I found a pin ages ago on Pinterest that had clock labels similar to these. I loved it so much that I made my own version. I used the colours to help the kids see the difference between 'past' and 'to' times. I've had a lot of coworkers ask for my template - my labels are now used from Prep through to Gr 6 classrooms. Love it!

Eating Time Activities
Our kids have 10 minutes of eating time in the classroom before they go out for lunch. During that time, I found that the kids can get noisy and a little silly, so I introduced activities for those sessions. The Star Box is like 'Show and Tell' where the kids take a box home to fill with certain objects (eg: a family photo, your favourite book). They then share their items and tell the class the story about each item. The kids run their own Joke Competition and Positives sessions are where we share the positive leaves for our Positive Tree. The blank session is the kids' choice - sometimes it's a game of Word Tennis, sometimes Lunch Police...

I used to hate when the kids would chase me around in the morning with notes and money, so I introduced them to my noticeboard. There is a checklist with each note written on it and a pocket for each of the notes that the kids have to return. They tick their name off the checklist and then put their note in the correct pocket. It works so well - I don't lose any notes and I can see at a glance which kids have outstanding notes!

Birthday Board
I modified an idea I found on Pinterest for this birthday board. I used a corkboard and hot glue gunned buttons around the border, then glued ribbon on to create each month's box. The pictures are the kids holding blackboards with the date of their birthday written on it.


  1. I love the clock display! I teach at an English high school and it would still be really useful for the lower ability students. Can I get an electronic copy of this anywhere?

    1. I would love a copy of your clock template too. Could you tell me where I can go to get an electronic copy?
      Michelle Rogers

  2. I would love to get an electronic copy of your clock labels to. I am a teacher in a learning center. I would like to decorate my current clock to teach for kids. My email is quy172001@gmail.com. Thanks. Kiwi

  3. I loooove your clock labels! Would you please send me the file for printing the labels? Thanks, Barb

  4. Ooouuups! My email is: hbarbmom@gmail.com

    1. Hi there, I haven't updated this blog for about 5 years, but your comment happened to come through my email account. I have the clock labels for sale through TPT - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Clock-Labels-Time-in-Words-and-Digits-1706350