Look Who’s Shining         in     Mrs. Dean’s     Classroom
Lighthouse-Nautical Theme    Lighting the way for success in 2nd grade    Door Decoration:•   Cover the door with an enorm...
helpers’ dock                                    Sailing to Success                                                       ...
storage closet   math,               bulletin board                            science, &                                 ...
Equipment and Materials    Teacher’s Desk:•    Able to see all students at all times•    Located next to whiteboard•    Te...
(cont’d)     Teacher’s Desk:•    Desk will be organized with printer, computer, fishbowl, supplies, and file     cabinet w...
Work that SHINES! (bulletin board for students’ work)
Student of the week:•   Call them the “Captain!" Say they are guiding    their ship in the right direction!    Rules:•   P...
Computers:•   Multiple computers allowing enough screen time•   Monitors in clear view of teacher; computer rules displaye...
Classroom Library:•   Located against wall for a quiet zone•   Books will be placed in labeled tubs by topics•   Reading m...
Reading/Listening Table:•   Head-sets and labeled tub of books for guided reading•   A quiet place to sit while reading   ...
Writing/Small Group & Reteach:•   Writing supplies for students available•   Attractive bulletin board with reading activi...
Math/Manipulatives:•   Shelves with labeled tubs of manipulatives of    dice/dominoes/money/geometric shapes•   Board game...
http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/nautical%20theme.htm
Whiteboard/ELMO/overhead projector:•   Large whiteboard will be facing the students desk with daily objectives for the    ...
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  1. 1. Look Who’s Shining in Mrs. Dean’s Classroom
  2. 2. Lighthouse-Nautical Theme Lighting the way for success in 2nd grade Door Decoration:• Cover the door with an enormous lighthouse and put student names on beams of light shining out from the top. Put the message: "Look whose shining in Mrs. Deans room!“ Bulletin board next to door: Job Chart:• Put job names on small lighthouses on a blue paper background, put student names on ships and "sail" them to different jobs each week or month. "Sailing to Success - Helping Out"
  3. 3. helpers’ dock Sailing to Success Captain/ Emily leader Jenna librarian Kara Leslie paper Kyle monitor Miguel Mikayla plant keeper TylerLorena zoo Aaron keeper Brandon JacobJoshua Crystal Steven Leann
  4. 4. storage closet math, bulletin board science, & guinea pig Turn it in sharp pencils pencils tray boys’ backpacks girls’ backpacks storage games sink closet needs to be sharpened pencilslockedcabinets under counter storage for manipulatives and tote trays 2nd Grade math & science center classroom library listening & reading center reading rug & quiet place to read calendar whiteboard & projection screen reading strategies
  5. 5. Equipment and Materials Teacher’s Desk:• Able to see all students at all times• Located next to whiteboard• Teacher will move about ship, facilitating learning• One student desk will be close-by, facing wall for shipwrecked student to work independently• Declared to students as a “no docking zone” Rational:• Out of line of traffic• Located close to computers for monitoring students• Access to whiteboard, TV monitor, and ELMO• Fish tank for notes of positive behavior
  6. 6. (cont’d) Teacher’s Desk:• Desk will be organized with printer, computer, fishbowl, supplies, and file cabinet with easy access• Fish bowl with fish shaped tickets given for being “caught” having good behavior/citizenship Storage:• Large cabinets close to door for backpacks and jacket storage• Word wall on cabinet doors• Counter top with shelves for tubs of manipulatives of math items, art supplies, and science items below• Counter top displaying science items and pet guinea pig• Bulletin board above counter top of shelves displays: “Work that shines!”
  7. 7. Work that SHINES! (bulletin board for students’ work)
  8. 8. Student of the week:• Call them the “Captain!" Say they are guiding their ship in the right direction! Rules:• Put rules as beams of light coming out the top of the light house. Put the message: Lighting the way to a great year! on the lighthouse• Daily schedule listed• Hall passes: boy/girl shaped like a lighthouse• Trash can and pencil sharpener close to door
  9. 9. Computers:• Multiple computers allowing enough screen time• Monitors in clear view of teacher; computer rules displayed• Screen Reader text-to-speech w/headset for ELL and vision impaired• Use for G/T students enrichment projects Art:• Selected tubs with markers, glue, scissors, and construction paper located next to math manipulative tubs Rationale:• To incorporate technology in all subject matters, exposing students to the many options of technology• Allowing access for visually impaired, ELL, and G/T learners
  10. 10. Classroom Library:• Located against wall for a quiet zone• Books will be placed in labeled tubs by topics• Reading materials will be rotated each season• Area rug and vinyl cushions will be placed in center• Adult size chair will be placed for teacher and special speaker/guest• A small boat for children to sit in while reading Rationale:• Least distraction location for reading• Students able to access books easily by topics• Vinyl cushions for sanitary/health purposes• Larger chair for teacher to be visible for students
  11. 11. Reading/Listening Table:• Head-sets and labeled tub of books for guided reading• A quiet place to sit while reading Rationale:• Limited hearing with headsets, therefore placed in room to be able to see others in case of emergency• Selection of dual language books and larger print books for listening
  12. 12. Writing/Small Group & Reteach:• Writing supplies for students available• Attractive bulletin board with reading activities in selected pockets for student to choose from• Writing center facing wall for least distractions• Room for at least four students; to also be used as re-teach area• Writing examples for students to model• Bulletin board with specific graphic organizers to help with comprehension: maps, webs, KWL, T-charts, compare and contrast, cause and effect, parts of a book Rationale:• Supplies ready for use• Attractive center helping student to feel comfortable and organized• Different reading activities give students a choice• Examples help student understand what is expected
  13. 13. Math/Manipulatives:• Shelves with labeled tubs of manipulatives of dice/dominoes/money/geometric shapes• Board games using math concepts and computer games• Interesting bulletin board displaying math concepts with pictures of math’s many uses Science:• Pet guinea pig in cage; students share in responsibilities of care• Nature specimens –bird nests, rocks, magnets, sea shells• Globe/maps and age specific science web sites Rationale:• Hands-on learning, teaching responsibility with pet care, and a variety of uses of technology• Aids group learning• To spark interest in math and science concepts
  14. 14. http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/nautical%20theme.htm
  15. 15. Whiteboard/ELMO/overhead projector:• Large whiteboard will be facing the students desk with daily objectives for the day and class assignments• Whiteboard will be used often with language, math, and science lessons• The ELMO will have easy access for student’s use as they show their own work, following along reading, or learning new strategies in math, language, or science• Overhead projector will be used as we integrate the technology with our lesson from the www: small videos, youtube videos, or educational lessons• We will use the overhead as a whole class to play games like jeopardy or to review for testsRESOURCES: http://www.proteacher.org/a/25556_Lighthouse_Theme.html

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