26 August 2011

2011-2012 Classroom (Still Under Construction)

I can't thank everyone enough for the kind words the past few weeks. I was honestly thinking of completely stopping the bloggy world, but I just can't. I can't give up the sharing, the learning, everything. No matter what negative people may be out there. I'll be back tomorrow or Sunday with more of an update, but I wanted to get these pictures posted, because I had some people asking. I need to take some better pictures, but these will have to do for now! The room wasn't totally finished at this point, but a lot of stuff was dunzo. Again, THANK YOU, for all being so amazing, wonderful, positive... EVERYTHING :)

{view from door - so small}

{right side of room - cubbies, cabinet}

{front of room - calendar, small group table}

{left side of room - library, group meeting area}

{back of room - my area}


{the calendar that started it all}

{my personal cubbies}

{the daily 5 board}

{calendar and schedule - now on right of calendar}

{some of the library and group area}

{genre signs, brain bubbles, my fav-or-ite cuubies bins!}

{some of the writing stuff, soon to be literacy bins}

{behavior chart clip magnet chart}

{attendance area}

{birthday balloons}

{job area}

{job & economy information}

{front of my desk}

{storage area, homeworkopoly}

{pencil area, copy bin}

{the stripe binder area}

{bucket filler board}


{love that flower}

{my daily work boxes}

{computer desk/area}

{organized drawers - thnks to create-teach-share for this idea!}

{view from behind my desk, plus my homework box and my phone}

{my book storage area}

{behind my desk}

{front of room}

{right side of room}

{ugh-mazing seat sacks from my wonderful aunt}

{she handmade all 32 of them, even cut the peace signs out}

{finishing touch to the room, can't believe I found these}

Like I said, it's not all finished yet, it still needs a lot more. Things have also already been moved around and it's only a week into school. Not to mention LOTS of stuff still needs labeling desperately! More to come soon. Thank you again to everyone. Love all of my bloggy supporters!!


Gladys said...



S. Parker said...

I love your room! So glad you'll be blogging soon. I just "found" you through a friend from work. Love your handiwork.

Miss J said...

Love your room!!

Miss J


Wild About Kindergarten! said...

Omg! I lovevthe zebra theme in your classroom! Cute! Do you a template for the zebra balloons for their birthdays? If so, I would love them.


Tara said...

OH My Goodness!!!! Your room is amazing.....so cute...adorable...organized...fun...WOW!!!

4th Grade Frolics

Ann said...

It's stripe-a-licious! :) You did a great job - it's obvious you put a lot of time and love into the design. I bet your kids will LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Absolulty toooo stinking cute! I am so glad that you are back. I am new to blogging and still fighting with my page to figure it out. I think this is where I admit I am a lurker! Thanks for the pics.

Inspired Writing Teacher said...

Holy WOW!!! Your room is ADORABLE!!! You have to have fun teaching in there!

Gina said...

Your room looks great!! I especially love the Cub bins...GO CUBS GO! :) Glad you're back to the blogging world!

thepolkadotowl said...

It looks so fabulous!! I love it!!! :)

Mrs. Hos said...

I have been checking daily to see if you were coming back, and you just made my morning! L.O.V.E your classroom, it looks great! Have a great year! (and go Cubbies!)

Ms.Jasztal said...

Wow, that's a beautiful and inviting room! Just wondering, by chance... are you an all-girls' teacher? We have a few in our district. Have a wonderful year! - Victoria (love4thgrade.blogspot.com)

Anonymous said...

I am sooooo thrilled you are back!! HUGS!!! Have a great year!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Yeah!! So happy that you are back in the bloggy world! I printed off so many of your downloads for my new animal print inspired classroom! My classroom is still under construction too...hope to have those pics up soon!
Have a great school year!

Ms. Patterson said...

I am so excited that you came back! When I saw you on my blogroll I was excited.

Your room looks great and I am glad that you are back

Ms. Patterson
Pocket Full of Kinders

P.s. I am having a classroom pics blog hop and I would love for you to link up

Mrs. Wyand said...

Your room looks incredible! I looooooove all the zebra stuff! So cute! I'm glad you didn't abandon the bloggy world!!! I was so happy to see an update from you! :)


Rebecca Rojas said...

Looks amazing! Glad to see you back!!!


Mrs. Zrihen said...

Wow!! Your room looks fantastic!!!! So glad you're back!!!! You were missed!

<3 Mor
A Teacher's Treasure

Miss Hutson said...

Soooo cute! I'm so glad you're back!

Kathy said...

I am soooooo glad you are back!!! I am new to blog world and had just found you. Your room is stunning- it will take me years and a lotto win to get mine like yours. Stunning!!!

ScrapinShana said...

Wow! Looks fantastic!! Glad to see you are back! =)

Kristin Young said...

I'm a new follower and I LOVE your style!!! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Erica Bohrer said...

Your room looks great. I cannot believe your aunt made all those seat sacks. I gave you a shout out on my blog: http://ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2011/08/three-for-thursday.html

Amy said...

So glad I found your blog. I started doing a zebra print and hot pink theme last year when our new wing was added. This year I added several other colors to the theme. I love your zebra print printables. Wish I had found your blog sooner. I ended up buying commercially made stuff and your stuff is so much cuter! Please keep blogging!

ChristyD said...

YEAH! I was so glad to see that you are blogging again! I have been watching for your return! Your room looks wonderful!

Lori said...

Makes my OCD matching heart smile to see all the coordinating you've done GREAT job!

P.S. glad the accusing negative voices don't get to win, makes my heart pitter even more :-)

Ambs said...

I'm soooo curious!!! What is homeworkopoly???

Mrs. Obregon said...

Great room! You put a lot of work into it! Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Your room is amazing!!!

Tammy said...

Your room looks awesome! Congrats on being the featured shop on TN! You create fabulous things! I hope the start of your year goes well!!
Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

Kristen said...

Wow your room is amazing! Where did you find all the zebra desk and pen holders?!

Laura said...

Hey! Your room looks great!! Have a great second week!

Jody said...

Amazing! So much detail...love the zebra theme! I have a jungle room and I used some of your things. THANK YOU! Do you have the genre signs to share? they are so cute. welcome back and have a great year!

Leslie said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I cant believe you said you werent done too!!!! :) Truely an inspiration! Looks fabulous! THe kids will definitely never forget it :)


Amanda said...

Sooo glad you are back! I love all of your great ideas. Your room looks GREAT! BTW - how does your homeworkopoly work? Looks exciting!


Ginger Snaps said...

WOW! It's looking GREAT so far! You are really into zebra print! I love it!


Mrs. Zrihen said...
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Mrs. Zrihen said...

Congrats!!!! You in my Top Ten Treasured Teaching Blogs!!! <3

Check out my post:

My Treasured Top Ten Teaching Blogs

Grab your award!

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A Teacher's Treasure

Tara said...

I nominated you as a Top 10 recipient of one of the awesome blogs that make me smile:) Here is the link for that

http://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2011/09/some-of-my-top-10.html and this link to get your award button http://bit.ly/rtHPbL. Thanks for the inspiration!!

4th Grade Frolics

Kimberly said...

Hi Christie,
I also chose your blog on my Top 10!
You can read about it here.
And grab your award...
Love your classroom decor!
Funky First Grade Fun

Ms. Gruver said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your classroom! Pink and Zebra are my Favorites! And the organization drawers are quite possibly the most A-MAZING thing ever!


Mrs. Lamb said...

Hey bloggy bud...I just listed you as one of my top 10 blogs. Head over to get your award at http://bit.ly/rtHPbL and check out my post at http://mrslambsclass.blogspot.com/2011/09/showin-some-love.html

Alysia Battista said...

Looks awesome! I just finished my room. I feel relieved!

Miss B, Busy Bee

First Grade O.W.L.s said...

LOVE it! Looks amazing! I've also nominated you for my top ten blogs. Grab your award here:
See my post here:

First Grade OWLS

Christine said...

I also added your fantastic blog to my Top Ten Blogs post!
Click on the link to pick up your button
Thanks for the inspiration!



mtompkins said...

Absolutely AMAZING!! I love it all! It looks like so much fun!

WILD About First Grade!

Ms.M said...

I chose you as one of my Top 10 Teaching Blogs. I cheated a bit but hey how could I resist? Go to the link below to read more.

Here is the post.

Go here to read more.

Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Beth said...

Your room looks great! It's obvious how much love you put into your job and your home away from home. Lucky students!

Anonymous said...

Your room rocks!!!! I have about a quarter of the safari stuff you have. It is so cute! I am sure your students love coming to school each day!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me where you got your zebra baskets for your book storage area. I must have a couple of black and white ones. I have looked all over the internet and town. And did you buy or make (and how) the zebra baskets on your storage unit. Loving the storage unit and am making one of my own.
please email me your response at
llmnutt@yahoo.com thanks!

Julio Cesar de Campos Rodrigues said...

Hi! My name is Julio. I am a Brazilian Portuguese teacher, in Brazil.

I really liked your blog and classroom pictures.

Keep on doing the good job!


Leslie said...

I love your blog, so I nominated you for the Versitile Blogger Award. :)

You can check it out here:

Hope you have a great week!!!


Kimberley said...

Your room is so adorable! I love the theme. I chose to do a colorful theme since I love color, but I may do something like this next year. I love all of the cute ideas! Thank you for posting. I love finding great ideas and getting inspiration. Thank you.

Wendy said...

I love your room - thank you for sharing it with us! You have so many great ideas!!

Jennifer Liebelt said...

Super cute classroom! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!

Liz said...

Wow! Your classroom looks GREAT! :D Thanks for sharing! :D

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your classroom! I really can't believe how you tied your stripes into just about everything.
I don't have my own classroom , so I have to get really creative about organization in my closet (yes, my desk is literally in a closet) and then the little shelving spaces that I have in the classrooms that I push into. I got some great ideas from you! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Can I have your room? I am going to be a future educator and let me tell you, you have inspired me for when I get my first room and can decorate (hopefully) however I want it! Your room is truly amazing and I hope each and every one of your students truly appreciates it! You must be one loved teacher! One of the things I really like is the birthday bucket! SUCH a cute idea! LOVEEEE!

Mrs. Lesa said...

I have an old ugly desk in my classroom that needs something done to it in the worst sort of way. I am going to use your idea with the fabric. Please tell me how you attached it. Thanks


Jessica Heeren said...

WHOA! Incredibly cute classroom!!! Please come decorate mine! :)

Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

HI! I just found your blog!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the zebra print. I want to incorporate zebra print with my sports and peanuts theme. Where did you find all the zebra print?? Thanks so much for sharing!


wisemere said...

I love your classroom! So awesome!

Busy Bees said...

I am doing a Jungle theme next year, so you have given me soooooo many new ideas. THANKS FOR THE GREAT POST!!

Kelsey Kay said...

I don't know if you've answered this already but could you tell me where you got that amazing organizer that's on your desk with post it's paper clips etc. Thanks!! Happy Summer!!

Christie said...

Kelsey, I actually made it. It was from a tool box that my Dad had gotten :)

Mrs. G said...

Linked to your darling clip chart. Come check it out.

Teach on a Limb

Lauren said...

I ADORE your classroom! Did you make the homeworkopoly?! I am DYING to buy it! May you please tell me where I can get this fabulous resource from?! Thank you! Keep up the great work! :)


Kelly said...

I really love your room and absolutely want my room to look like it. where did you get everything? Are you willing to sell the masters of some of the stuff?!

tgreene2nd said...

Can I buy a copy of the homeworkoply? Thanks