Throwback Thursday

Happy 4th of July!  I hope that all of you are having a wonderful 4th!  It is raining here in Kentucky, and has been all day week, so I am sitting around my house trying to convince myself to clean.  So far, not good.  I hope the rain goes away before Saturday, when I have actual 4th of July plans!

This is my first Throwback Thursday post, and I decided to post something from back in September when I first started blogging.  Sorry, no freebie or anything in this post- I just realized it was Thursday about 5 minutes ago.  Maybe tomorrow.

Anyway, this is my "classroom reveal" post where I showed you photographic evidence that my classroom was, at one point, clean.  :-)

***Original post from September 3 starts here***

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!


  1. What a beautiful room! It's very inviting and looks like a great place to learn!

    1. Thank you! I loved my room, and so did everybody else who stepped foot in it!

  2. Great post! It's a great feeling to have your classroom ready to go for a new crop of kiddos. I am glad that I don't have to do all of that for a few weeks though! Happy summer!
    Justin Knight- Writing Pad Dad
    Writing Pad Dad Blog

    1. Well this is last year's classroom! We're not allowed to go back in to our building for a few more weeks! I'm not sad though- I've got plenty of things at my house to keep me busy!

  3. I love the contact paper on your bookshelf! I just repainted a shelf over the weekend and am getting shelf envy :)

    I'm impressed that you made the book bin shelf all by yourself! That's impressive!

    I just nominated you for an award! Head on over to my blog to claim it

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  4. They loved that I knew stuff about them nearest chase bank near me
    and this helped me make a connection to some of these students.