I found out the week before school started that I would be getting my own grade 4/5 French Immersion class. When setting up my classroom, the first thing I put up on the wall was this acknowledgement of the traditional territory:
This past week I started doing Choix littéraires (Daily 5) with my class. We started with four choices, but will start a listening to reading station when we get some headphones. Here is the whiteboard where they make their choices, using a star-shaped magnet with their name on it (made from cardstock and magnet tape):
On the smaller papers I highlight the names of the students who did that activity, so that next time they remember to make a different choice. This next photo shows some of the Daily 5 materials and the boxes where each student keeps their duotangs and notebooks.
I turned our chart paper box into a Boggle board for Daily 5:
Here is the inside of my classroom door, with a welcome sign, MindUP poster, and some decorations that my students made in Art this week:
I have invited students to bring in postcards and photos from their travels so that we can put them up around our world map.
Canada, minerals, and prepositions, oh my!
This is the French side of our bookshelf. The English books are kept on the other side.
This board has our SMART goals, student & teacher responsibilities, and arm art that we made to represent ourselves.
I’m looking forward to a great 2016-2017 school year with my grade 4s and 5s!
À la prochaine!
Mlle. B. Allen