Saturday, August 18, 2012

Decorating the Classroom - Day 5&6

 This week I was busy finishing the classroom.  I can't believe it took me so long.  Perhaps it is because of the no stapling rule.  I hope all of the bulletin boards stay up all year! :)  The new idea is to use 3M mounting squares or tape. 

The glue gun was my friend for this bulletin board.  I cut pieces from one of the boarders and glued them to clothespins to hang student work.  Then I used mounting squares to put each red page on the brown paper.  Thank goodness for my son, Logan.  He helped me put the whole thing on the wall.

This is the left side of the classroom. 

Here is the front.  I made a spot for WOW words.  I am going to hang up interesting words that we find as we read books.  This will tie in great with the CAFE strategies.

I framed my subway art and put it by my desk.  I just love it.  By the way, this is probably the cleanest my desk will ever be!

Here is my Daily 5 chart.  I will put the students names on cards and they will be able to choose 3 choices a day.  More info on that later.  I will also post all of the anchor charts we create in the brown space above the chart.  I am also going to get another shelf to put book boxes on. This is where they will get their books.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Look what I found on Pinterest today! I wanted some subway art for my classroom so I printed and framed them.  Can't wait to hang them in my classroom.  These prints are from and they are FREE!   Click here  to print your own.

Pinned Image    

I also got some cute ideas for my birthday silly straws from Pinterest. Here are mine.  I got the flower pot (.96) and straws (.97 per pack of 6) from Walmart. I created the Happy Birthday signs on Word.  The cupcake clip art is from and I cut out the circles with my 3 1/2" punch with scalloped edges I use for scrapbooking. I used scrapbook mounting squares to attach the circles to the straws.  It worked out great!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Decorating the Classroom - Day 4

Today I got another shelf put together and my books unpacked.  I got this tall shelf at Big Lots.  Only $25!  Below is my before and after picture.  Now all but 2 boxes are unpacked and cabinets are full.  With limited storage space, I must purge.  No hoarders allowed! I will have to get rid of some of my Kindergarten stuff.  No place for it.



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Decorating the Classroom - Day 3

I have shelves! 2 to be exact.  I spent 1 hour of my day putting those shelves together.  They look good.  Now I need a tall one next to my desk for all of my books.  I need to go back to Big Lots.  These were on sale for only $15 each!   Pretty cheap!  I put this one in my reading area.  I got the book boxes from Target. I still need 12 more but they seem to be out. :(  

This is where I put the other shelf.  It is holding all my Math manipulatives.

 I also got the word wall put together.  This took a while with all the measuring and forgetting letters and needing to redo it 5 times. LOL.

For the letters, I printed them on red card stock, laminated them and used a 3 inch scalloped circle punch from my scrapbooking stuff.  I know you can't really see it in this picture.  Took pictures with my phone today.
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