Open House 2013

Last week we had our annual Open House.  This is a night in the spring when parents come to see all the hard work that the students have done over the course of the year.  To be honest, until I started blogging, I thought this was a normal occurrence.  I have been a part of the same district my entire life (went through my own education here, and now back to teach :) ) so Open House was just something we did.  Now I see that not everyone takes part in this outside of my own little bubble ;)

Since you all don't get a chance to see the entire thing on a daily basis like I do, I thought I would take time to show off my room to you.  There are no lesson ideas here...just pictures of my room.  LOTS of pictures of my room.  All of the things here I have written about on my blog in the last few months or so though, so they can be found (and I will link them soon, I promise!)  So, without further ado....Room 6.

From the front to the side of the room...basically my desk area

View from the back of the room to the other side of the room
Back to front view
Back to side view

Timelines and Comic Life...and my braided tissue paper borders :)  (all things I have written about in the last few months)

Colonial Dialogues and Hanger People

Battle field Math....statistics from the Revolution

Colonial Quilt Math

Hanger People
Mural on the wall....with letters "home" choosing a side of the Revolution

Foldable with the 1776 Hand Jive

Second mural of King George with cause and effect essays

Explanations of the flags they created

Flags hanging from ceiling

Reading Olympics Projects

A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim

13 Colonial Regions essays


Our Postcard Exchange....we have a few more postcards, but I didn't get a chance to put them up yet.

Bridge to Terabithia Response to Literature
So there you have it!  A little tour of my room.  I hope you enjoyed it :)


  1. WOW!!! You (and your students) are seriously awesome! The room looks fantastic - I can only imagine how proud your students were to show them all the amazing things they've completed this year.

    Runde's Room

    1. Thanks Jen! The kids really did work their tails off during this unit..and I LOVE how their work turned out. They were so excited to show their parents during the walk-throughs.

  2. I love how you have tied so many subjects to the American Revolution! Awesome job.

    1. Thanks Leslie! I went to college during "thematic teaching" days, so my brain is hardwired to make all of those connections when teaching ;)

  3. Wonderful hard work! Great job!

  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I wish I could walk around and read everything for about 3 hours one day :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  5. Your beautiful projects make me want to change grade levels! I would love to teach about the American Revolution. You should be proud! We did Open House up until last year - it was being scheduled right after we finished state testing. The teachers had their own revolution.

  6. Do you have any of these projects on TpT? They are so creative!

  7. Great classroom and variety of projects. I would love to know more about how you did Battlefield Math!


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