My Classroom

Hi everyone,

I am two weeks into my school year and I'm finally feeling like I can breathe again. Anyone else get overwhelmed with the first week back? 

Now that I'm back into bloggy-land, I'm here to share my new classroom with all of you :)

I didn't change everything this year but I did change much more than anticipated. After careful planning, I quickly realised that one change can lead to many... Oh well! All is good and I am in LOVE with my new look!

Before I explain a few things, take a look at my class from every angle. 






I wanted to make some things clearer, yet keep it as colorful as my preview rainbow theme. I decided to make my alphabet, number posters, and word wall "cleaner". They are much easier on the eyes now, and I know that this will be important once my students start using the visuals on the walls. 

Here is a closer look:



I got rid of my tissue paper border because I wanted a to have black borders all over the room. It was not easy saying goodbye to my border, but I found these beautiful flowers to help keep a splash of color in the room. They are gorgeous and I love the way they look on my huge bulletin board. 



I created a permanent pocket chart center under my white boards. Last year, I rolled my pocket chart out each time we did centers and it was a bit of a pain. So this year, I decided to make this a permanent space in my class. Turns out it added a nice splash of color to my boring yellow wall. Win-win ;)




I kept my center rotation board but changed the cards to make it match my new alphabet. I like this new clean look so much! 
*I'll be blogging about my center routine this week*



I bought these large sterlite drawers to store my center games. They are the perfect size and are easy for the kids to remove when they need them. I also added green, pink, and blue containers. I put all my math manipulatives and extra supplies in them.
The bottom shelf is where my students but their school bags. 



I made new library labels to match my new theme. I love the way they look on my new baskets. My classroom library is so bright and cheerful! 


I wanted to make my classroom more comfy, since I do spend many hours in this space. The best way I knew how was to add plants! They bring life into the room and that makes me love the space even more :)

Last year, I kept my students' extra supplies in a large bin. It was difficult to find their things and took much more time than it should to find a new eraser or marker. This year, I decided to separate their supply bags in several smaller baskets, to help us grab what we need quickly. So far, it works like a charm!

I updated my desk tags to match my new theme. I really like that their names are black on white. It make it much easier to read!


This is my line up chart. I keep it on the door frame. My students are numbered and have to line up in their order. It helps reduce arguments about who is first and who is last. I have a "line leader" and "caboose" as two of my classroom jobs, so my students to get the chance to lead every once in a while. This chart seems to be very helpful for specials teachers and subs too!


Here are a few more pictures. 





You can read all about my mystery walker HERE


I love my new classroom "look"! It's so important for me to work in a room that makes me feel happy and productive in. 


Thanks for letting me share my space with you!


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3 comments

  1. lovely !! practical ideas great job

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  2. ADORABLE! Love these ideas, can't wait to use them in my classroom! Thank You for sharing :D

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  3. Wow! A dream classroom~ Thanks for sharing! :D

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