Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Classroom Reveal

I have been in school for 3 weeks now and I am just now finding the time to sit and update you with all that has been happening!  I thought you might like to know that I am still alive.... I am surviving Kindergarten!

I wanted to share with you my new classroom.  I have been teaching for 9 years now and there have only been 2 times that I have not had to change rooms.  Let's just say, I am getting good at packing and unpacking!  My theory is that they just keep moving me around so that I will clean out the classrooms and throw away all of the non essentials that get left behind.

So here is what I started with:

Please take note that the built in bookshelves and all around the bulletin boards were painted LIME GREEN!  I love some bright colors and all, but having the walls painted that way was just a little much.

So the first step, was to paint.  I wanted a more neutral and calming color for the classroom walls, that I could then brighten up with accents.  Here is how it turned out:

So much better!

I decided the door and my drawers needed some color too!

Then to finish packing and hang some bulletin boards!  When hanging bulletin boards, I really changed out my fabric and boarders ten times because I just couldn't decide!

But here is my final look:

My bulletin board at the back of the room with all of my class pictures.

I couldn't decide what boarder to put on this big bulletin board, so I went with some left over fabric and bunched it all up around the bulletin board.  It looks great on our word wall!

I used the closet doors to hang my birthday banner and class helpers.

I use a shoe rack for storing water bottles.  I hung it with command hooks and it works great!  The little cookie sheet is for keeping magnetic names for each kid.  Then can then move their name to the square on the door on the bathroom to show that someone is in there (we have metal doors).  If they are waiting for a turn to go into the bathroom, then they can line their names up along the side of the door frame.

Here is mine and my assistant's area.  I chose not to have a desk this year because I never actually sit anyway.  She has a small desk and I keep a small table for my computer.  That is pretty much it!

Our reading nook

Our play area is between our cubbies.  It keeps the toys out of the way and still gives us a place to play.  My goal is to give them some play center time at least once a week.

Our center are going to go here.  It isn't quite organized yet but it will get there.

Our view from the door.

Our view from the back of the room.

I decided to use little name tags this year since we are using tables.  It gives us more table space.

Our lunch chart and a pocket chart for sight words.

Our daily question for graphing.  I used dry erase sentence strips so that I can change it each day.

This wall will be for hanging brag tags.

Our first day of Kindergarten sign.
We are ready!

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