I'm FINALLY finished with my classroom and ready for the first day of school! This post will be loaded with tons of classroom pictures and some first day freebies (at the end)! Don't miss all the other freebie links scattered throughout the post!
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Before I begin my classroom reveal, I wanted to share a picture of the 1st day certificates I am going to give my kiddos on Tuesday.
Okay! Now, it's time for the good stuff!
My color scheme this year is bright and bold! I tossed out all the primary colors and opted for bright pink, green, turquoise and black! My classroom underwent an EXTREME MAKEOVER! If you all remember, my cabinet doors were blazing orange... I painted them black using Rustoleum countertop paint. I'll let the before and after pictures speak for themselves!
Here's a peek at my new black, quatrefoil rug from Target and pink chair from IKEA!
Romanoff Products. The turquoise baskets will only stay out for the first few days. Right now they are holding crayons and pencils, but I will also use them for math manipulatives and such.
Under the right side of my word wall, you will see my lunch graph. I attached this to my heater, which is magnetic. The students simply move their magnet under the appropriate column when they arrive in the morning!
If you'd like a FREE copy of the lunch graph headers, click the picture below!
My calendar display overflows onto my white board, which you can't see here. We use Every Day Counts Calendar, so I made a rainbow number line featuring ten colors. I covered each number with a sticky note and will remove one piece each day. My newly dyed black hundreds chart, clip collection, tally mark display and domino builder are attached to the white board on the right.
These shape posters are on the far right side of my whiteboard. I'm hoping to eventually use this board as my focus board, but I just LOVE how Maria's shape posters pop with my layered border!
I like to call this next wall my "Reading Wall," as it contains a pocket chart holding our daily schedule and center rotations, CAFE menu, and Reading Experts board.
If you'd like to grab a copy of the center rotations cards, including all numbers 1-31 in six different colors, click on the picture below!
I cannot describe in words how much this next area means to me! It is where I spend a good chunk of my day providing small group instruction! The tubs across the top hold my weekly materials, morning work, pre-copied emergent readers and next week's copies. The lime bins hold my teacher manuals. The pink bins hold my monthly read alouds. The Sterilite drawers hold my guided reading supplies and books.
Our classroom library is to the right of my guided reading table. Here you will find our lime book boxes (from Romanoff Products) and books sorted by topic and level. I used Maria's library labels to label all my book tubs. Our math manipulatives are on the shelves to the left, and our listening center is on the shelf to the right. The adorable pink rug came from the children's area in Target.
My ELA and math shelves are in the far back of the room. You can find all sorts of goodies, games and supplies behind the curtains my aunt made for me. Trust me! You do not want to look behind the curtains! There is definitely some organized chaos going on behind them! Our Treasures reading program materials are in the book bins across the top. Can you believe those little, pink lamps came from Family Dollar?!?!
This last shot is a view of two items from my desk. I originally made the chalkboard quote as part of my SLANT box for Splish Splash Ms. Lander, but decided to make one for my desk too! The pink caddy came from Target and is actually a utensil holder. I personalized it with my Cameo.
Grab the chalkboard quote for FREE! Just click on the picture below!
Because my first day of school is on Tuesday, I wanted to jazz up the First Day poem that I have been sending home to parents since my first year teaching (which was FOREVER ago)! I wish I knew who the author was, so I could give credit to his/her creativity! If you can use it, snag it below!
Head over to The Primary Gal, Laugh Eat Learn, AND The Primary Girl to check out some more classroom reveals!
If you have made it through all of these pictures, I apologize for the overload! I hope you found some FREEBIES you could use! For those of you, like me, who haven't started yet, good luck on your first day! For those of you who have already started, enjoy your holiday break!