Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Classroom Details! {the nitty gritty}

I have had a lot of classroom decor questions as of late so I decided to answer as many as I can in this post.  I am going to take you through the areas that I get asked about and provide links to where things all came from.
My Meeting Place
Rocker- my granny
Alphabet and word wall letters- Katie King
Fabric for Ottoman and Rocker Pillow- Hobby Lobby 
Meeting place from the back of the room
 From door
 small group area and classroom library
Pillows- recovered thrift store pillows with fabric from hobby lobby
Curtains fabric from hobby lobby
lamps- thrift stores
Big book holder- target garden section spray painted white
Black chairs and ottomons- Garden Ridge 
 computer area
computer backgrounds my TpT Store {free}
number line- teacher store
numbers with ten frames- Katie King

 computer area again
quiet phones 
(broken headphones that block out extra noise for those who need it)
                      Teacher computer area           
    ottoman recovered with hobby lobby fabric
black hutch from garden ridge
little lamp thrift store

   teacher/small group area
Tall shelves wal-mart
odds and ends for decorating from hobby lobby or big lots

 Closer view of the library 
Black chairs and ottomans Garden Ridge
Buckets for pillows- big lots
shelving walmart
tiered shelves- not mine belong to school


 I had planned to frame some corkboard myself and paint it black. 
 I found this framed corkboard at hobby lobby in the 50% off section!
It was cheaper to get it than make it myself!
The numbers used to make these posters were found here
To grab yourself the odd and even chart click here
 Back of the room from the door
  View from my teacher table at the back counter
Big blue tubs from target
clear math tubs from family dollar
lamps from family dollar
baskets- hobby lobby

If you like to match like I do, here are some signs you can customize for other things that come up through the year.  I have whipped out many a quick sign for things that match using this.
I hope this helps!  Isn't planning next year's classroom the best?!?! Well maybe the best after napping and wearing pajamas all day....


  1. I've said it before, but I just love your room and would want to be a kid in there for sure! It's so like home!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. What a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing.

  3. When I grow up I want to be you girl! Now found out I am moving rooms this year....You come and be my designer PLEAAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :) Love Love your room :) did I say please

  4. Does your classroom look this nice,neat, and organized alllllllll year long? Fabulous!

    For the Love of First Grade

  5. What.the.heck. Are you sure you have kids in your classroom? Love how organized and clean it is! I'll pay for you to come up to Alaska and make my room as home-y as yours!


    Teaching in the Tongass

  6. Could you please come to California and make my room over .... I've got the beach to entice you. please, please, please...

  7. Your classroom is amazing! Can I hire you :) :)

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Kindergarten

  8. Just gorgeous! I wish my room looked half as good ;)

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  9. Great room! So nice & organized and clean! It looks super big in the picture. Good job! Carol

  10. Everytime I see pictures of your room, I fall in love! It's so beautiful!

    Fun In First

  11. I can get the background on my computer but not with writing. Any suggestions? Love the room!


  12. You have a really great room and I have seen all the pictures before but today I was wondering if you do the dusting yourself or if the cleaning people in your school dust as well. Because our people only do floors and so the dust gets really bad and with all those surfaces I imagine it must be really bad in your room as well. Maybe a little bit odd, but I was wondering...


  13. HOLY COW!!! Your room is phenomenal! Did you buy the furniture yourself?? I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work- I aspire to be you :)

  14. OMG I drool whenever I see pictures of your room. It's phenomenal.

  15. Great room! Did you paint the walls?? They don't look like the boring white?

  16. Your new blog design is TO DIE FOR!! Simple, clean, and perfect! :)
    Of course I'm in love with your room too!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  17. Girlfriend, you have TOTALLY inspired me to try harder for a more inviting classroom next year. Your room looks like it should be the homeschool featured room in Southern Living...lol!! Pinterest is gonna be blowing up with these pics! :)
    Just Reed!

  18. I love it but it would last about 30 minutes with our fire Marshall, and I'm not kidding :( No furniture like that would be allowed, pillows and rugs? NO WAY! The storage bins on top of the cupboards? Too close to the ceiling. The list goes on and on. He's even told us we hang up to much paper. . . It's an elementary school for Pete's sake! We hang up student work!

    1. Our fire marshal is the same way. I was told that due to the new sprinkler system I would be allowed to hang items from the ceiling. The second the fire marshall walked in it was VETOED!

  19. I would love a magnetic whiteboard easel. Where did you find it?

  20. OMG I died & went to classroom heaven! I am seriously in awe of your space and & organization! It looks simply amazing & divine...I just totally want to grab a book & read in one of your chairs! Well done! Thanks for sharing your pics - it will give me inspiration & motivation!!

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  23. WOW Reagan! Thanks for doing this. Your room is beautiful-it doesn't even feel like a classroom--it's so much prettier!!! I love how you shared where you found your items--I was thinking more teachers should do that!! :)
    -lovely Nina

  24. LOVE your room setup! Question about your library...do those tubs work well with picture books? I will have my first classroom next year and am working on my library. I like these simple tubs, but don't want them falling over all the time from the big books falling to one side?? Thanks!!

  25. Beautiful! I am starting to reorganize my room and your pictures gave me some ideas.

  26. Gorgeous as always. I still miss the barn bookshelf but this look is so FANTASTIC.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  27. I know I have commented about your room before, but I just love it. Very excited about redecorating my room this year, and some of your ideas have already been sources of inspiration for me! Thank you! :)

  28. Thanks for sharing! I just love your room! I am definitely going to incorporate this into my redecorating my room!

  29. I love your room. I wish mine was as organized as yours is. I would much rather have tables than desks.

  30. Simply stunning! Maybe you could go into interior design someday!!
    A Burst of First

  31. To say that I'm obsessed with your classroom is an understatement! I saw a Rangers shirt on one of your lovies and went back on your blog quite a ways... I too am a Texas teacher and from what I gather on your blog am not too far away from where you are!!

    Congrats on your new teaching job! I can imagine your sense of relief to find out you will continue to teach first! :) I'm your newest follower!

    Surviving the Little People

  32. Thanks for this post. I have always loved your room. Can I ask where to find the labels that are on the big blue tubs on top of your cabinets? Are they somewhere I can customize?
    Thanks again.

  33. Hi, Congratulations on creating such an inviting, well organized space for the children and yourself. I am a retired teacher and have never seen a classroom I like as well. Just the best!

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  35. GORGEOUS room! I just want to relax in there all day! :)
    Ms. Shope's Class

  36. Love it as always! Your classroom looks so cozy... who wouldn't want to learn there?? :)


  37. My favorite room! Clean, organized, and inviting! Teacher heaven for sure!

  38. Your room is beautiful, so organized! I love how everything coordinates! It also looks HUGE! Do you know the dimensions?

  39. So beautiful! What lucky kids!

  40. Holy Classroom, Batman! My room is not even half the size of your room and I thought my room was big, lol. I would love being a student in your room!


  41. What a beautiful room! You have inspired me to try harder for a more welcoming and homey look!

  42. Hi Reagan,

    I LOVe your classroom. It looks so sophisticated and inviting. I want to be one of your students, just to be in the classroom. I love your quiet phones idea. What a great use for the broken headphones. I'm your newest follower.


  43. I hate to be to picky but are your shelves behind your horseshoe table the same? I am wanting to do something similar in my room this year. Your classroom is my inspiration room:)

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  45. I had 36 students most of the year, down from 39 all last year. With all the desks, we barely have room to walk, much less have areas to use in other ways. Our desks are a new trapezoid shape, huge, heavy, with corners that stick out. However, I try to keep things as neat as possible, and thank heavens for the dollar stores and such places for tubs, awards, etc, right?

  46. What a beautiful classroom! I LOVE your colored walls!

    PS I'm your newest follower!


  47. what a refreshing change from all the Primary Colors Shouting all over the typical classroom. I think your students are able to focus and appreciate the beauty of your efforts around them, especially those who need less of the busy visual clutter that many rooms have. You've made a beautiful place to be a community of learners-well done!

  48. I wasn't sure about the dark colors at first, but I'm drawn to the library. Then, I see how it all fits together. I love it!!

  49. I have been searching and searching for a big book bin similar to yours, and I can't find one anywhere! Do you know if Target still has something like it, or what is was supposed to be used for? Maybe that will make it easier to find one! Thanks!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

  50. Beautiful set up! I have pinned your post so I can look at it when I set up my room next week :)

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