Year One has Already Begun

My classroom environment is home-like and comfortable; yet, invigorating and vibrant. You see bookshelves, lamps, floor-rugs, a reading area, walls decorated with student work, and curtains hung on the windows giving a sense of belonging. You also see a word wall, an objective bulletin, a large activity calendar, individual student mailboxes, and a homework station giving a sense of focus toward working. You hear the voices of students working together on their literacy project, incorporating what they just read in their book clubs. You smell the aroma of a pumpkin spice wick less candle on my desk, that freshens the room just so. My classroom could be described by a visitor, as an environment conducive to the learning process.