Remember the picture I posted a few weeks back (ok, a month ago) with the fabric?  Well, I made something for my classroom with it!  


Here is the bunting in my book nook.

And there is also some over my word wall.

I also made a bunting for my doorway.  It says "Welcome to 1st grade!"  I think it's adorable.  I think it will probably stay up all year.  Maybe.

So what do you think?  I love it!

Classroom reveal

This is the bulletin board outside of my classroom.  The sun is made of a tablecloth from the dollar store, and the flowers are made of tissue paper.

Each of my tables has one of these cute table caddies.  I have a green, blue, yellow and red table.

My CAFE board.  One of these days, it won't be empty!

 I needed another bookshelf, and I found one in the hallway.  I painted it green, and covered the back of it with contact paper.  It looks so much better than the basic brown it was before!

 I made these pom pom flowers from tissue paper along with one of the Kingergarten teachers.  I love them!

My mom made this curtain for the bottom of my TV cart and for my games shelf.  Helps hide some of the clutter! 

My newly recovered homework folder bin!

My "I Can" board.  The caddies on top of the student mailboxes hold supplies for poetry journals.  The 3 whiteboards are for word wall words.  I have 3 sets of words for 3 groups of students (high, medium and low).

My reading table, supplies, math supplies, I Can chart.  The doorway is behind that teal shelf beside my table.

My reading table.  Usually my bag and purse aren't sitting on the table. :-) 

The view of the room from the corner opposite the door.

The view of my room from the door.

Math bins.  Student book boxes will go underneath this shelf.  I built the shelf myself since I had nowhere to put their book boxes!

View from the carpet. 

"Bucket Fillers" and helper chart.  Each student's name is on an insect cutout.

Daily schedule.  It's not in the correct order, and there are no times, because I've already had to change my schedule.  

I'm trying this new method out for holding poetry, science and math notebooks.

Calendar chart, phonics dance, and MY NEW RUG!  Yay Donors Choose!

New rug! :-)  I love that each student has their own square.  (Well, kind of... it has 20 squares, and I am over my cap of 20, so 5 students have to sit in 1 of the rows.) 

So that is my classroom, as of a few days before school began.  I've already managed to move a few things around, so I may have to update with some new pictures later.

Hope you enjoyed looking around my classroom!


This is the first time I've ever done one of these, and since I've completely slacked off doing any sort of blogging lately, I figured I should post SOMETHING.  Not that there is anybody reading, but, whatever...

I have been so grateful for this 3 day weekend!  I was so exhausted on Friday I came home, didn't even eat dinner, and passed out on my couch.  I woke up, went to bed, and woke up at 10am the next day.  I had some sinus crap (ears, stuffy nose, etc...) that, as usual, has progressed to my lungs.  Ugh.  I have been drugging the crap out of myself with Zyrtec, Mucinex and Sudafed.  Even used some Vicks last night, but nothing seems to help.  It's going to be a long week.  I'm trying to decide if I should call my doctor about it but I'm sure he'll want me to come in...  and we all know teachers don't have time for that!

Hope everybody has a great week!