This product is a section from my professional portfolio labeled "Classroom Community." I describe in great detail the different factors involved in creating a successful classroom community including, expectations, the learning environment, student jobs, class pet, and family involvement/communication. The practices and strategies I use are research based and developed after years of experience in an early childhood education setting. This past year, I was nominated as Teacher of the Year in San Francisco and chosen to serve as a model classroom. This packet includes pages of pictures, ideas, and explanations.