With that being said, below are pictures of my 6th grade room - along with the links of where you can get your own copies of some of the items. You will also find a basic quotes freebie at the end! =)
This picture is basically what people see when they first walk into my room. The curtains were a Pinterest collaboration (I read a TON of tutorials on "no sew curtains" and then decided even that was too much work - so they are basically just thrown up there...) The three pieces of "art" between the two windows will get their own post when I can get those pictures to upload.
This was another "curtain" I made. I used a hot glue gun, but it didn't turn out perfectly. However - it serves it purpose well. I'm sure you can guess how much is hidden behind that!!
Here's the view from my desk looking at the front of the room.
I love the built-in bookshelves! This is my reading corner. I did add a few colorful pillows and a nintendo chair.
Maybe this is a better view of how my room looks when people enter...
Another view of the reading corner and my homemade curtain.
You can get these genre posters for FREE from Hill Troy schools by clicking here.
This is a view of the writing area. The little bookshelf has all of the dictionaries and such that the students will need. The boxes in the lower right hand corner will house their writing journals. The grammar dots on the wall (which I LOVE!) can be purchased from Runde's Room here. (I can pretty much guarantee you will be hearing more about these before the year is done!)
This is what the doorway and opposite wall looks like.
This will be my CAFE board. Yes, I'm going to give it a try with 6th graders. If it's too juvenile or they already know it all, I'll probably scrap it - but I want to give it a shot. I downloaded these on TpT awhile back, but the link is no longer available. :( Sorry!
This Idiom of the Week will get changed out once each week. It's such a great way to help teach figurative language! I hope students will use it in their writing as well. You can purchase it from Panicked Teacher by clicking here.
And finally, here's a picture of my desk area. The table on the right with all of the "junk" on it is where I will hold student conferences. That table is the last piece I need to complete in order to feel like my room is "kid ready".
I promised a freebie - so I'd best hold true to that!
I believe older students can benefit alot from inspirational quotes. So I found some of my favorite quotes online, printed them out, glued them onto construction paper, and hung them randomly throughout the room. (This picture was taken by my cell phone and is extremely poor quality.) Anyway, you can get your free copy of the typed out quotes here.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below! Remember - I'm not one to have a 100% matching room. :)
Happy school year 2012!