Classroom Update - 6 months into the year!

I have been teaching for almost six months now and I haven't posted a picture of how my classroom looks since August! So here's my desk area and the back counter/bulletin board area. Seriously, no matter how often I try to keep it organized, by the next day it's a disaster again!

If you remember my previous classroom post, I've moved some things around. My desk is now by my computer - which is wonderful. And I got a table just recently which inspired the desk move. I love having a table as a work space for students. Now I just need to figure out a better way to organize that back counter!
As you can see, my bulletin board has a lot of papers on it. That is where I store some of the work I have planned for the upcoming week, or something that we have started as a class and haven't had a chance to finish yet. It's functional, but not all that pretty! Hopefully by posting this mess I will motivate myself to think of a better way to organize it all!

So enough for classroom organization. Here's something fun that I created after seeing the idea on pinterest: an All About Number... poster. Here's the original:
I loved the idea so I created my own version on Word and had it printed poster sized and laminated.

Sometimes we do this as a class activity, and other times, like the one you see here, I have two students work together to complete the poster (See the color marks on the side - that shows students which ones to do). I really like making this a small group activity, because I've noticed the students helping each other out with the more difficult aspects like spelling the name or tallying!

The number we use is usually the date, or a countdown to some special event.

If you would like to use this in your classroom, you can download it here.

Happy Monday!


  1. Awe, what a cute idea! I could see making one of these when my son gets older- it's a fun way to learn!

  2. I'd love it if you would send me this! Thanks!!

  3. I would love to have the document for this math idea. I just took over a 1st grade classroom mid year and this would be perfect to incorporate in their daily math. Thanks!

  4. I would love to have the All About Number document. Thank you so much.

  5. I'd love to have this for my little kindermunchkins!

  6. Would love to have this...thanks for sharing!

  7. wow- this is just what I was looking for! I'd love to have a copy. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  8. If you still have this available, I would love to have a copy of it. Thanks a million

  9. Same as the above writer! I would love to have a copy of this. We do "Calendar Math" on Thursdays, but it's a little long and we have other things we could be working on...Thank you!

  10. Would love a copy of this! Thanks so much :)

  11. thank you for this, it is such a wonderful idea. Would you be able to send this to me. Thank you :)

    1. I have uploaded this document to google drive and you can access it by clicking the link in the post above. ENJOY! :)


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