10 August 2012

Classroom Tour 2012 - 2013

She does exist! I have been totally non-existent lately. I'm actually excited for school to start next week and things to calm down! Is that said I think things will calm down when school starts? It will though ;) Anyway I'm here to share my classroom. It's mostly done... there are of course some things that need to be finished and improved, but for the most part finished! They are totally not in order which makes me sad, but it's a huge pain to move them around, so bear with me! :)

{view from the door} 

 {weekly plans organizer}

{miscellaneous decorations} 

{recess & word games plus our reading/spelling program} 

{bins for groupwork, portfolios, etc. plus my old toolbox} 

{back board for charts} 

{view from group work corner towards front of room} 

{view of cubbies} 

{binder/mail storage - plus my library w/the bins that don't match!! ugh!} 

{close up of my cubbies} 

{view from the hallway towards our classroom} 

{another view from the door} 

{file cabinet, storage area - jealous of everyone that can paint their cabinets!} 

{boggle & add it up/math it up} 

{classroom door - not finished yet} 

{where are we - ignore the different velcro} 

{classroom jobs & economy area} 

{behavior chart, attendance check in} 

{calendar which probably won't stay up, objectives area} 

{my space - not complete!} 

{my desk, turn in bins} 

{extra supplies storage area} 

(lesson plans, classroom information, etc.}


Laura Ellison said...

LOVE the boards for charts! I wish I had boards big enough to do that in my room!

Will Grade For Coffee

Shasta Looper said...

LOVE! Everything is so bright and crisp! Your room is HUGE! Loving your "Where Are We" Chart.

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

I LOVE the colors!

Cindy Lusk said...

WOW! I love the way that your room turned out! The colors are awesome!


All Things Teachery

Mizz J said...

Looks awesome! So bright and cheery!

~ Mizz J
Apple Blossoms

Jen H. said...

I love your room & all your designs. It's very calming when everything is so coordinated and put together, even with bright colors!

Mrs. Payton said...
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Stephanie said...

The colors scheme is ah-mazing!!! I love everything about your room!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Mrs. Payton said...

Very cute room! I love that super long bulletin board!

Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

Anisa said...

I am IN LOVE with your room and the black+bright colors theme you have going on. Are you planning on selling those labels because DO WANT! They'd look awesome printed on colored paper and stuff :D

Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

Liliris said...

Your classroom looks fabulous! I love the black background with the bright colorful borders on your bulletin boards. Everything looks clean and organized. Your students will be very lucky to have you. Your room is an inspiration to other teachers everywhere!

Fourth Grade Garden

teaching fashionista said...

Looks fantastic! Nice, Neat, Organized..Love it!

Lisa R. said...

Wow your classroom looks amazing! I love the brightness of it all. I love the polka dotted curtains also!! You did a GREAT job! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Dani said...

Your room looks amazing! I'm getting ready to go spend the day decorating my classroom and this was a great inspiration to get me going this morning!


A Place to Thrive

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

I am loving the rainbow colors!
First Grade Blue SKies

Controlling My Chaos said...

I so wanted to use black butcher paper on my bulletin boards to go with all my bright decorations, but I let my friend who was helping me put the paper up talk me out of it. She thought it would be too dark. I'm kicking myself right now because it DOES look awesome. I absolutely love your room!

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

I'm sure you are as bright as your room!! Your room could be on the cover of a teaching magazine! BRAVO! Stop by and visit anytime!

Mrs. Griffith said...

Love all the bright colors! Wish I had that much wall space in my classroom : ) Thanks for sharing ideas!

For the Love of First Grade

Yann said...

Wow ! That's very inspiring. Your room is so beautiful. I wish I had one like yours !
I'd like to ask you a question : what's the name of the font you use on your banner (the colored one) ? I find it very funny and i'd like to use it because I can't use your docs. I have to translate them in french for my students (otherwise they would'nt understand anything).
Thank you for your great job.

Gabby said...

Do you have a template for the large lesson plan you have on your desk?

Jessica Walker said...

I love the "Where Are We" Chart. Do you have it as a freebie??


April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Your room looks awesome!! I bet your students will love it.


Amanda said...

I love the black with all the bright colors. Everything really pops!

The Teaching Thief

Cre8tiveMummy said...

Can you tell me where you got your borders/trimmers please? I've been looking for something similar and have hit a wall. Thanks.

Mrs. Crouse said...

Your classroom is adorable! I can't wait till I get mine finished finally!

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Carol S. said...

Looks great! Are your Boggle cards available for download?

Mrs. Cockrell said...

I wish I could express to you how much I am in LOVE with your classroom! Possibly my favorite of all time!!! LOVE. :D

Teach On.

Mrs. Cockrell said...

Oh--one question: is that butcher paper, fabric, or contact paper on your whiteboard? Just curious! Thanks :)

Teach On.

Ann and Celina said...

Your room is beautiful, and your comment about painting your cabinets reminded me of something we are going to try in our classroom this year: CONTACT PAPER! We have red, orange, green and yellow cabinets and we are planning to cover them with easy to remove contact paper. Not sure, but it might work for you as well!!

grella monsters said...

Bright and colorful!! Love it!!

I'm hanging puffs too!!!

so cool...


Micheal said...

Looks A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Amy J said...

Love the black and bright combo! I had a "jungle" theme for several years and got sick of all those darn monkeys. I havent posted classroom pics yet...but I streamlined my jungle stuff into black and bright as well. :) FUN! Looks awesome...congrats


StephK said...


Loving your very organized, beautiful and yet simplistic room. Kinda a dream come true for me.

I was wondering where you got your extra supplies storage area bins. I am looking for something similar but have not been successful.

I also love your "Where we are" sign. Must make one for myself!


Anonymous said...

Did you use black paper or fabric for all the boards?

Anonymous said...

I love how colorful it all is!! What do you use your Bright Binders for?

Charlotte said...

I love your jobs...Are you planning on selling them in your store? I've been trying to figure out what to use for jobs! Yours would be perfect!! Thanks!!

kids flip flops said...

First day in school is one of the most excited time in school year. Having like this classroom inspired to students to learn not only an academics but also different kinds of arts.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog and just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award! :)


Annie Moffatt said...

Everything looks AMAZING!!

my classroom is my runway said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful classroom! I wish I had a huge classroom like you, so I could do a bunch of adorable things to it. I am going to set up my room next week, and my mind is racing with ideas!

my classroom is my runway

Briana said...

LOVE your room! So fabulous! Can I ask where you bought the organizational toolbox that sits behind your desk with all your office supplies (i.e. paperclips, rubber bands, etc.) I am looking for something exactly like that and would love to know where you got it!
Thanks, Briana

24-7 Teacher said...

I LOVE all the bright colors! I did bright colors in my room too this year! My plan is to slowly collect more colorful things as the year progresses ... I would have gone broke this summer if I didn't pace myself!

Classroom decor well done!!!!

MissyG said...

I'm trying to find your before reading, during reading, after reading hand out for parent night! Where is it?

Rhonda Edgell said...

Your ideas are awesome. Why flip flop teacher? That's interesting name. It caught my attention because I only wish I could teach in my flip flops...Lol

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan! Love your classroom set up and design. You're inspiring me to become more bright and organized. Where did you get the extra supplies storage (near your desk) and the holder for your lesson plans?


Heather said...

I am also hoping to find out where you got the holder stand for your lesson plans! It's just what I need! :)

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Kris said...

I love this classroom!! I'm wanting to use the neon and black colors this year and I love how you have black paper on the whiteboards. Did you have a problem with the paper falling off or the magnets from the behavior board not staying up? I would love any input or suggestions you may have. Thanks!

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The Sweetest Thing said...

Too CUTE! Love the details! I am now your newest follower :) come stop by if you get a chance!

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Ashley Finn said...

What is the font that you use on the bulletin boards?

Ashley Finn said...

LOVE!!!! What font do you use on your bulletin boards?

Melissa Spriggs said...

Love the pics!!! You inspired me to paint my plastic "planning" containers. I linked back to you on my blog on my pics page.


Julia Kruger said...

Where did you find that font of bulletin board letters? Or did you make them? Thanks!

Lisa Joiner Smith said...

Where did you find the black shelves you have at the end of your students' desks?

Unknown said...

How did you get the black paper on the boards? Was it magnetic? I'm trying to do the same thing.