A few years ago, we had a Maths Guru come into our school – he had a simply way to play maths games without making lots of noise! Buy grip mats and cut them to size. I use one between two and whenever we need them, I just draw a bird-eye view of what the children’s tables should look like on the board, they collect them and use them! Try it yourself – they reduce so much noise!!!
Here are my new CAFE posters – I don’t have a lot of room in my classroom other than windows so they are here for now – I think I am ready to rearrange all my classroom displays. I LOVE the blue with the scrabble letters!
And while I was taking photos, I thought I would share my wonder wall, again on a window. We use it throughout our units of inquiry (themes) using post-it notes on the brick wall. The pictures of the children are their “thinking pictures”.