In This Classroom…

I added another thing to my room today, and I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT!

First a story–because of course I couldn’t just show you a picture and be done with it. 🙂

I’ve seen this on Pinterest and blogs before (and in fact, Mrs. Hong has a really great version, too!), and liked it:

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But, alas, I always have to put my own spin on things, so I got thinking.  I’ve been in many meetings over the last few weeks that have been focusing on EQs and EUs and really focusing in on what I want for my students and what I hope they want for themselves.  So I thought of this idea, and then thought I could switch it up a little. Here’s what I came up with:


I’m pretty excited about how it turned out, and excited about the message it sends to my new friends. 🙂

14 thoughts on “In This Classroom…

  1. Hello Mrs. Bearden!

    I have a friend, Ricky Leung, in Hong Kong who would like to follow your blog! He has a two-year-old son named Titus and is very interested to learn about our school and how it is similar and different from the schools in his country.

    Your the best:)

    Jan Waters

    • YAY! That would be fabulous! Invite him to subscribe so he doesn’t miss anything. Glad you’re in 5th grade again–but sad that you’re not in my room. You’ll have a FABULOUS year, though–promise. 🙂 Thanks for continuing to read, friend, and hope to catch up in person soon. Please tell Marin I say hello! 🙂

    • Why thank you, Sophia! By the way, thanks a million for all the work you and Anna did the other day! You should come back and it now that I’ve got all the books in place and labeled. 🙂

  2. Would you be okay if I took your idea and changed it around to fitt movie th onto my 5th grade door? I usually make a summer Mr. Wittmer’s Summer Reading door but end up only reading seven books.

    • Yeah–I don’t guess 7 books would fill up much space. Well unless you made them REALLY big…LOL. Absolutely! Steal away. My idea was a twist on someone else’s anyway. You should send a link when you’re done—I’d love to see it. I’ll link to it from here, too, if you let me. 🙂

  3. This truly is a great way to get these statements embedded in your students’ thinking. I like this idea a lot . . . no matter whether it is on the outside of the door or on the inside! 🙂

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