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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Classroom Reveal 2013


Alright folks. I finally decided I was ready to take pictures of my room today. Of course there are a million more things to be done but you know how that goes I'm sure. As a bonus, I'll give away an item of choice from my TPT store to the person who correctly guesses the number of flamingos in my classroom (hint-not all flamingos shown).

My new "Best Work" signs for the hall display.

This is one of our grade-level bulletin boards. The smaller stars each have a second grade student name on them. They are supposed to look like the stripes of the flag.

My room!

Another view from the doorway

Behind the door

Classroom library featuring the wonderful shelves daddy made me. I decided I need one more bookshelf for another part of the room. Daddy thinks he'll be able to finish it before the kids arrive.

Job poster and part of my cute new ABC line (from Pink Cat Studio)

New curtains and student book bins.

Water bottle storage, as seen here!

New table caddies. I decided to try something new with the markers. They are in an ice cube tray for water bottles. I got the tray at Walmart. I haven't decided if I'm going to put out glue or scissors like last year yet.

Got this PERFECT wind chime on super clearance at Hobby Lobby.

Listening center. Not sure what will go on the pink polka dot board yet. Probably data stuff.

Need headphones?

I spray painted my construction paper sorter to match the room. Those aborable gnomes are from one of The Meek Moose's teacher free piles.



Computer area. I came from a school where we had at least 4-5 student computers. Now I have two. They look lonely.


New word wall. I know it is going to drive some of you nuts that the ABC headers are not all in a straight line. BUT it actually drives me nuts when I see those word walls that are perfectly spaced. It looks great when there are no words on it, yeah. But what happens when you have to try to squeeze the 17th w- word in the same size space as your zero x- words. I spent a long time measuring out the exact amount of space each letter would need.

Reading area. Complete with rolling crate seats, dry erase wall dots (I bought mine on Amazon), and file-tastics from Mardel for storing student data, running records, books, or what-have-you.

This beauty is sitting at the end of my desk. Wondering what's under there???

The world's ugliest filing cabinet. I whipped up the cover on my sewing machine with some left-over fabric.

My super improvers display for WBT.

Adding that little personal touch.

Water bottles close up.

Those little lanterns also were gifted to me by The Meek Moose. I just had to back up to give you the full effect.

I'm sure there is more to show you, and that I am missing tons of things I will discover I need when the little bodies arrive in 132 hours. But those things will just have to wait till I figure out what they are!

17 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your classroom! The colors coordinate so well. I'm going to guess 16 flamingos in your classroom, but I am also guessing that might be too low.

    Elizabeth
    Seconds at the Beach

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  2. I love your color combinations. Nice classroom! Hope you have a great year.
    Sherri

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  3. My mom's favorite animal is flamingos. I was thinking of doing a flamingo theme for my first classroom. I love the pink and lime green colors you have going on. If I had to guess, I would say you have 21 flamingos in there!

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  4. You're room looks great! I especially love the wind chime. My mother in law has one similar. Maybe 18 flamingos?

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  5. Those gnomes were not on the teacher pile- they were triplets. I kept the blue one. And you kill me with the word wall. Kiillllll me I say. Per usual, you're awesome.

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  6. Where did you purchase the construction paper organizer from?

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    1. It was made by a carpenter friend of mine.

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  7. How did you make the rolling crates??

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    1. I actually did a detailed post on that process. Check it out here http://flamingofabulous.blogspot.com/2013/07/crate-seats-20.html

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  9. How much money do you think you spent on your classroom?

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    1. Umm. Probably a lot. More than I should have I'm sure. It makes me happy though to be in a beautiful space so I think it's worth it. I figure I spend more time in that room than in my own house during the school year so I might as well enjoy it.

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  10. I made the crates this year but I would love to know how to make them rolling. Any help would be great!!!

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    1. I actually did a detailed post on that process. Check it out here http://flamingofabulous.blogspot.com/2013/07/crate-seats-20.html

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  12. I love your idea for covering the ugly file cabinets that so many of us have in our rooms. I painted mine one year but that was too much effort. Your fabric idea is genius! Thank you! -Sherry

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