Friday, August 19, 2011

Whew! I am DONE!

It has been a LONG 2 weeks...but my room is finally done! My fabulous sisters and my nieces came and did LOTS of help! I never would have finished if they hadn't helped. I must say, I think my room came out pretty good! And I must give credit where credit is due, as there are LOTS of things in my room that came from other bloggers...craft projects, wall displays, etc. You all are a great inspiration and have reminded me why I love teaching and how my kids deserve the best! You will see lots of links to other bloggers where ideas were inspired, begged, borrowed, stolen, and some tweaks!

And now for the pictures....

The view from the door....

You can see The Pledge of Allegiance from Kristen, at Ladybug's Teacher Files
Love her stuff! So cute and she makes AMAZING stuff...including this blog template!

Here is the calendar math wall. These great cards were created by Lindsay and Kerri at teachersbitsandbobs. Then there is my SMARTboard!! Love that tool!

This is my computer center. Student work will be posted on the wall behind it.

Then there is this new addition this year...Bucket Filling...also inspired by Mel at Oh, the Places We'll Go. She had these fantastic signs to go on the wall! Love it! I have had so many questions and compliments about it...all thanks to her!!!! Underneath the board, is my writing station.

The library.... you can see more here....back in the classroom.

This is my comprehension tool board...the original file was purchased from Amanda at One Extra Degree. I added some boarder and tweaked it for my needs. Loved her posters! I painted clothespins orange and hot glued them to the board, so I could put the strategy posters up and take them down when I need to! I also hot glued some tools on the board. I have a toolbox with the toy tools and they have labels as to their strategy. Go give her some kuddos and purchase your own set of posters!!!

This is my math manipulatives station. There is another cubbie shelf you can't see...I think I may have too many (and I gave away ALOT)! The picture on the right is another student work display on the cabinets which line the back of the room.

This is the wall in the library...the chart is for recording AR quizzes...and Our Book List will be for recommendations. Our Book List came from Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files.

FACE of a Reader board for comprehension strategies...header cards were purchased from Mrs. Balbaugh. She has a great packet for CAFE and Daily 5. The picture on the right is reading strategies from Jena at First Grade with Miss Snowden. I printed them smaller and added a border around them. They are too cute!!

Here is my small group area and teacher stuff...I don't use a desk. Also, my summer project...binders FULL of all the great things teacher bloggers share!!!!

On the top, you can see my pintrest inspired crayon box and pen cup.

Whew!!! I think that is it!!! Kids on Monday and I am so excited to start fresh and renewed!!

I kinda LOVE my classroom...I could almost live there...what do YOU think?

Link up with TBA!


  1. Wow! Looks incredible! Very impressed. Kids will love coming into your room on Monday. Have fun!

    Rayos de Kinder

  2. Thanks Pamela! I am now following your blog! Too cute.

  3. SO inviting and organized! It looks like every bit of space has been utilized. Good job!

  4. I love your room! I heart Dr. Suess!

    Thanks for linking up! Having the same linky party... all are invited!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Empowering Little Learners!

  5. Very nice. Your decoration pictures looks very beautiful and attractive..I like all that pictures. Keep it up..

    Christmas Treasure Hunt

  6. Love it. Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing so many pictures and for linking up!

    Dragonflies in First

  7. Wow, your room looks so fun and inviting!! Great job:)

    Surfin' Through Second


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