Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Classroom Complete - Pictures!!!!!!

I had to set my alarm last night.  That was not a happy development in this household of two teachers.  We haven't set the alarm since June.  Of course I'm not sure why I did because I was up at least five times last night thumbing through my mental to-do list.  Yikes. 

Today was a work day in our classrooms.  Thank goodness.  Typically our district saves this work day for the last of our three days back.  Finally they realized they may get a more focused teacher if we aren't fretting over getting our classrooms together before our Meet & Greet. 

I think I'm done.  Well as done as any teacher can be. 

View from my door - looking left...

Another view from my door - straight ahead...

One more from my door - looking right...

The stand up bookcase holds current books - either an author we're studying, books that "fit" the month, etc.  You can also see our writing area and a reading nook... 

A close-up shot of my writing area.  The colorful bins hold our writing folders {one for each table}, bins for our writing paper, etc...

My new couch - found on the side of the road in my neighborhood - one person's trash...

Part of my library area, my rocking chair and whole group teaching area...

Browsing bins in back - one for each table - we use those when working on building stamina.  You can also see our personal bookshelves where we keep all of our own materials for Daily 5...

Here's a closeup of the bookshelf where we keep current reads...

Thanks to Gingersnaps for my Cafe & Daily 5 board!

Got this somewhere in blogland...isn't it a cutie?!?! {Is it yours?!?}

My "desk" area - needs a little work...

Where we keep our class schedule.  Under that are our mailboxes...see the little "ketchup & mustard" bottles?!?

We put our new word wall words here...just two little signs.  The top one is a freebie {here} and "Catch the Reading Bug" which are rules to remember when building stamina...you can grab them {here}...

I'm loving my new transportation chart.  I switched it up a bit since I left my ribbon at home. I like it though.  I'm going to write the different information on the laminated pieces of paper under each heading with a vis-a-vis.  I got mine from Miss Nelson...

Here's more of my library area...

Just had to take a picture of my koosh balls. Didn't know I collect them, did you? HA!  We use them during Morning Meeting...

Outside of my classroom.  The banner is a freebie from CraftProjectIdeas.com

Outside of my door...see "the carpet" peeking out?

I don't do ladders.  Oh the sacrifices we make for cuteness...Thanks Caitlin Clabby!

There are a few areas I avoided only because they aren't quite how I want them.  I'm in desperate need of a teacher area makeover.  I see some bin purchases in my future but I swear if I buy one more thing for my classroom...yeah, I don't even wanna think about it! HA!

That ya have it!

7:00 is probably too early to go to bed right? 

Want to see more classrooms?  Head on over to these linky's...


  1. Looks amazing! No...7 is not too early to go to bed:) It's nearing a quarter til right now, and I'm ready! Ha! They certainly wear you out that first week...

  2. Looks great!! Happy new school year!!


  3. Your room looks amazing! I'm so jealous of all that natural light!

    Teacher and a Mom

  4. Your classroom looks like a dream! And, no, 7:00 is definitely not too late to go to bed. I've been ready for about 3 hours and it's only 8:00 here!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  5. Looks fabulous!!!!! Love that couch!!!
    What do you do with those koosh balls?????

  6. Everything looks great! I especially love the couch...you never know what you will find in your neighborhood :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  7. Looks great! Your room is huge! Have a great week!

  8. I love it so, so much Holly! It looks so cozy and inviting! Happy new school year girl! :) :)

  9. I also want to know about those koosh balls.
    Awesome find on the couch. I LOVE having a couch in my room!
    Thanks for sharing all the pics! Your room looks fabulous and gigantic!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  10. Love! It's so much fun peeking in :) I'm almost done with mine, but posted it anyway... check it out when you have nothing to do (Ha! Ha!). I put up the same lanturns yesterday- funny :)
    New Adventures in First Grade

  11. Love it Holly! Boy do I miss my book cases like that and the shelves along the walls!

  12. I love your room. And I love how big it is! I really need to measure mine and share just how small it is. You have such shiny floors, too.mwe have carpet but they decided not to clean it correctly this summer! Blech! I noticed you don't have your window on your door covered. We have to. No one is supposed to be able to look in as part of the homeland security issues. Have fun this week, all too soon the kids will be walking on those shiny floors.

  13. Your room looks so put together. I'm jealous -- in a good way :)
    Love the chevron rug!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  14. It's beautiful! Our school also go the "have the work day at the beginning of the week" memo, yay!


  15. Love your room! Specially the chevron rug ;)

  16. so cute! I may have classroom envy :) Have a great new school year!!

    Let's Teach Something

  17. Your room looks great! I love the new couch! Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second

  18. So cute! And I love your koosh ball collection!

  19. I am just seeing this post!! Your room is so cute!!! and those letters look so good in your room!! :) :)

    Kindergarten Smiles


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