Thursday, August 4, 2011

Classroom Pictures Part 2. D-O-N-E!!!

well....as done as classrooms ever are...there's always a to do list on my desk...
TBA is having a linky party to share classroom pictures!  Be sure to link up! I love peeking in your classroom too!
Here's my beginning of the year bulletin board outside my door.
 I made the frames out of home depot yard sticks and added the apples and the ribbon.
 Here is a little closer view
 I cut the Styrofoam apples in half before glue gunning them to the corner. 
 This is my leveled classroom library.  It is where my students fill their book bins for daily 5.  The book barn area is not leveled.  It is grouped by topic or genre so I keep them separate. Click here to grab the labels for yourself!

The student files are handled by the students.  I post their names and numbers on the paper above the student file box.  They walk over and file their work in their number file after I have checked it.  On Friday I just pull their work out to send home.  Best system ever.  This has lasted through the years for me.

 Aside from my smartboard, this is my other whole group spot.  I gathered a few of the books I use the first week.  This rocker was my grandmothers...I want to paint it like Kristen's at first grade teaching, but I can't bring myself to paint over my grandma's olive green...it makes me remember her house.  Plus as an added bonus it goes with my classroom. 
My computer corner...I am thinking I need to make a cool computer poster for the wall where my lonely label hangs...ok add that to the to do list....
 These are my math tubs...they are all set for the first week of exploration and setting expectations. 
 Not my most exciting part of the room- but necessary.  Notice the sub tub {it's clear with a white label-kind of hard to see} it came What the Teacher Wants   
The birthday balloons were on her blog too but that's not where I first discovered them.  See below.
 These are my pixie stick birthday balloons.  The idea and the balloon topper came from ProTeacher.  Here's where I got the balloons.
 I am standing at the counter in the back looking towards the front of the room.
 Here's the opposite view.  I am now looking at the back wall.
guided reading table and writer's workshop table...also I know it isn't August 18th...That is just the first day I need to have a date on the wall. Don't freak out. :)
My reading table isn't totally ready yet...still have about 3,946 folders to label and I need to get my guided reading binder all set to go for a new year. 
 My introductory board for daily 5.  This is before we start breaking it down and making anchor charts. The daily 5 posters came from a blog and I want to post the source. {please help if you can!} The months and the days of the week came from The First Grade Parade.
Home Sweet School!
 

42 comments:

  1. Wow! Your room looks great. I love the bulletin board. That's a very clever idea. I also like the pixie stick birthday balloons. Very cute. Gosh, I wish my room was this close to completion.

    ✰Jeremy
    Mr. Michelbook's Class

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  2. Wow, I can't believe how wonderful your room looks! Everything is so beautiful, organized and color coordinated. I'm jealous;) Good luck on the first day, your students are very lucky to have you as their teacher.

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  3. I love your smartboard step. Did you make it yourself?

    Tammi
    Having Fun K-1

    TammiL(dot)13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Your room is gorgeous. I adore it so much. I am so jealous of all your storage closets and cabinets!!! Great job!

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  5. your room looks SO good!! where did you get your easel?? i'm looking to get one this year :)

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  6. Your room looks amazing! I love your bulletin board...what a cute idea!

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  7. You have a beautiful room! I wish you could help me with mine! Rambling About Reading

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  8. Your room looks great! I love that idea and first remember seeing it on the blog What The Teacher Wants.

    Marlene
    I Heart Teaching Elementary

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  9. Your classroom is so cozy and inviting! I'm so jealous. We are not allowed into our rooms until the 11th and school begins on the 17th!

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  10. WOW! It looks great! I'll send you directions to my school so you can set up my room too!! : ) Thanks for the inspiration (and the kick in the pants to get moving!!).

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  11. Your room is fabulous! By the way, about 2 minutes before I read your blog entry, I was looking at the sub tub on What the Teacher Wants. Not sure if that's the same one you were looking for! :)

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  12. Thanks for all the sweet comments. :) I have my inspiration back from all the blogging teachers that have shared so willingly!
    Reagan

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  13. I want to teach next door to you!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you wish you could be featured on a DIY channel or HGTV for CLASSROOM DECORATING?!
    Kristin
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  14. Awesome! I just love your room! You've worked so hard and thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. Absolutely LOVE your classroom! What an amazing job you did..so warm and comfy! May I ask if you made your letters for the word wall..and if you did, what font did you use?

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  16. I love your classroom too!!! I pinned a few things so I could remember them. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  17. Oh Reagan, I stopped by to say thanks for the sweet words and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your room!! It is absolutely gorgeous! It is so homey and eye-appealing. Your signs are awesome, did you make all of them? I love the fonts and graphics you chose. I am going to be coming back to see these pictures often, I can tell!
    Kristen :)

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  18. You room is very cute! Looks like you're all ready for school to start. I'm a new follower!
    Just Add Clipart

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  19. Love your pictures of your room! So cozy and inviting while being functional and purposeful! I appreciate those who are so creative in what they do!! Your frames you made are adorable!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Robin (Bigbird)
    http://www.firsttoremember.blogspot.com

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  20. I too love your word wall font. Can you share what font you used and the size you printed the letters in? Thank you so much. :)
    -Kelly

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  21. So glad I found your blog. Your classroom looks great! I'm now a follower.
    ~Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  22. I just came across your blog tonight! Your classroom looks amazing!
    Jenn
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  23. Your classroom is amazing! I am so jealous of all your storage. :)

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  24. Your room rocks! And those ruler frames are the BEST!

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  25. Looks great! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. I love your room. Would you share your labels for "Just Right Reading" and the hand. Love it. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

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  27. Ok-sure! I am adding the just right reading labels for you and the book bin labels. :)

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing. You are done and looks amazing!! Ximena

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  29. Hi where did you get your barn book shelf? is that a quiet spot underneath? I love it!!!!! Please let me know thanks.

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  30. Paula,
    Look for previous posts called book barn in my July and August archives on the left. It tells all about it!
    :)
    Reagan

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  31. What a lovely space. I'm sure your students will love coming into it each day. It must feel so good to be finished. Lots of hard work went into your space and you can sure tell.
    Enjoy the first day of school. It's always been my favourite day.
    Ms. Brown's Grade 2 Class

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  32. What a beautiful,inspiring room! the we measure up bulletin board is adorable...teachingfashionista.blogspot.com

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  33. Just found your blog tonight and love all the pictures of your classroom! So many cute ideas and great organization :) You asked if anyone knew where the Daily 5 posters came...I think you are referring to the following website:

    http://our-cool-school.blogspot.com/2011/07/daily-5-posters.html?showComment=1311026468962#c3741025435086111523

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  34. Thanks Laura!
    Although almost identical, that site is not where I got mine. I am glad you put the reference on here though. Others might like those better. :) Thanks for taking the time to help me out! I appreciate it.

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  35. I just started to follow your blog. I like it so much. I had a thought for your computer center wall....how about making posters of the sites your kiddos can go to when the are there. Check out the photos on my blog to see what I mean.
    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/

    I'll keep following!
    Marybeth

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  36. Your room is adorable!! I was wondering if I could pin some of your pics on Pinterest?

    Thanks.

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

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  37. Where did you find the long pixie sticks? Love your room. Thanks for sharing so many ideas.
    cathy.sizemore@spart5.net

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  38. Wow! I love, love, love your room. I am certainly going to try and model my room after yours. Thank you for sharing!

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  39. Thanks soo much for sharing. Your room looks fabulous! Jen

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  40. Love Your room!!! You must be proud of your hard work!

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  41. I love this blog! I have a few questions regarding your interactive Daily 5. Do the names move? I searched for rotations with timer and had no luck. Can you share what exactly you did because I would love to add in my classroom?
    Thanks,
    Phyllis

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  42. I love the Birthday balloons!!! Do you have the the PDF you could send? I was unable to download them from the website.

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