Do you have a special name for your whole class meeting area?
Do you have a whole class meeting area? What do you call your whole class meeting area?
I do most of my instruction with the kiddos sitting in our meeting area. Last year, I had an orange rug, so anytime we gathered together I would say “Meet me at the orange rug.” Well, the beloved “orange rug” fell apart by the end of its 3rd year in my classroom (pretty good for a $20 area rug from Meijer I think!). So, I worked summer school this summer to buy my new rug. I have to say that I love it! So, the kiddos and I had a discussion and we decided that the rug is where all of the “Magic” happens, so we named meeting area (rug) the “Magic Carpet”. Which I found perfect! So now when it is time to gather together I always say (or sing) “Meet me on the magic carpet”. It has such a nice ring to it. It is one of my favorite spots in my room. My darling husband bought me my rocking chair (yup, it’s Amish made) when I got my first teaching job (12 years ago). And, that is an old coffee table to hold all of my “junk” during the day! I would love to hear about your whole class meeting area! Leave me a comment! 🙂
This notebook has been so valuable for tracking reading progress! I have created multiple notebooks for multiple grades. I have found this to be so helpful for keeping on the same page with my aide as well. We can both pop into this and see what work has been done with which students! Thank you for this wonderful teaching aide!