Sunday, July 24, 2011

Busy Week!

This is what my classroom looked like when I arrived earlier this week...What a mess! FYI- this is not how I packed my room up...this is what happens when the cleaning crew comes through and really, actually cleans! So thankful my room got a great cleaning...not so thankful for the mess...=)
Where to start???

After moving furniture around, I was able to make an area
to get busy painting! One of my past students came to help me, and we got four bookcases painted. I got some things moved back into place as the paint was drying...
and here is where we left off on day one... My small group table and teacher bookshelf back in place. The long blue bookshelf off to the side is the student library area. Soon those shelves will be full again!

This is the front of my room, with the love of my life...SMARTboard....(don't mind the book baskets stacked on the floor...there is some organizing to be done there!)

This is a shot of the classroom from the front door. as you can see, it is a work in progress!

Today we moved onto a DIY project that I saw on What the Teacher Wants....

Love them! Sorry about the camera! I will post better pictures tomorrow. This was such a quick and easy project! The most exciting part is the kids can sit on them and I can use them for storage at the same time...Brilliant idea whoever thought of it!

More follow-up pictures Back to the Classroom.


  1. I know the feeling about how your classroom looks after the cleaning is done! I'm off to look for how to make those AWESOME seats! Thanks for sharing a look into your classroom! I've wandered over from the Facebook mixer! :)

  2. Thanks for posting the pictures of you room! I am hoping more people do the same on my linky party so we can see we are not alone! You have way more stuff than me (well... IDK, I have not even brought my stuff in yet.)

    Empowering Little Learners!

  3. I am a new follower of yours! I look forward to seeing how your room comes together!


  4. Thanks ladies. As you know, it is a long process...So many people have asked why are we back so early...and you know the answer, everything cannot be done in pre-plan week! =) I am trying to get ahead of the game. I can't wait to see everyone's rooms...I will head over now!

  5. Wow, your room looks great! It also looks gigantic-I'm jealous:) You have definitely had a busy week, but I'm sure it will all pay off.

  6. Your room is looking great. I really like the same color background for the bulletin calming. I am thinking of doing that this year since last year I had a 12/5 ratio of Boys to Girls! I need all the calm I can get. Can't wait to see more. I am following!
    First Grade Garden

  7. Ashleigh- yes, it looks gigantic, although it's really not! =) Once the furniture is the right spots, there is little floor space left. I am limited on how to set up the furniture between computer hook-ups and the placement of the SmartBoard...=) Thanks for visiting! More pictures next week, as I am on vacation.

    Anais- I had 13 boys and 5 girls last year, so I feel your pain! I went with the same colors and the darker pop to streamline the room. I really liked the way Kristen's from Ladybug's looked...But the library furniture and carpet aren't going to be one color. =) Thanks for following!

  8. Hi, I have a question about the milk crate stools. I tried to do this myself, when I tried to get the wood cut to fit into the top of the crate the guy at Home Depot wasn't able to do it. I'm not sure what the problem was. Do you have any types or suggestions. You can email me at


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