Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Classroom Reveal {w/ LOTS of freebies}

Hey y'all!! I'm joining the fun over at Blog Hoppin' to show you my little home away from home! This year, I decided to change my classroom theme to primary/rainbow colors with a mix of my two favorite patterns- polka dots and chevron. I really love how it's turned out! 
A lot of the decor in my room is from my Editable Keep Calm & Chevron decor packet. The desk caddies are from Really Good Stuff. I absolutely love them because they don't take up a lot of precious desk space.

 Meet my new rug. Isn't it beautiful?!! 
I bought it from Amazon {here}....Unfortunately, I didn't get away with hiding the cost from my hubby...*sigh*

 
My chevron alphabet and number posters add an educational splash of color above my whiteboard/SmartBoard! 

 
My word wall is looking pretty wordless right now, but it won't be long before that changes! Download the decorative letters that spell out "word wall" and "anchor charts" {here}!
  I made "I can" posters to describe each stage of the writing process. And they match my dots on black border, which makes me a very happy teacher. I'm planning to display student created examples under the posters for each stage. You can check out the writing process posters {here}!

  The adorable pencil is a freebie from my friend, Lindsey over at the Teacher Wife!

 Here's my Daily 5 board...we haven't started rotations yet, so the posters are blankety blank at the moment....gotta build our stamina and learn those procedures/routines first!! You can grab my Daily 5 cards for free {here}.

These are my book baskets! I bought the white magazine files on Amazon and jazzed them up with polka dotted labels!!

Just for fun and because it's cute, I made a READ banner. You can download it {here} to make one for your room!!

My biggest summer project was organizing my library! Of course, I had to make polka dot library labels to go along with it. You can check them out {here}!

I'm super blessed to have a parapro who can sew like a pro!! Her amazingness made me curtains this summer!!! I die.

Behind my reading table, I made mini versions {due to lack of wall space} of the Beanie Baby inspired reading strategies.You can download them for free {here}!

My Common Core Essential Question posters are located at the front of the room on my magnetic whiteboard. I just take them on and off with magnets!! Easy Peasy!

 I'm so excited about my new bucket filler space!! Compliments in my room are going to be flowing in style this year!! My buckets were made using Cheryl from Primary Graffiti's editable bucket filler pack , which is awesome!!! Grab the "Be a Bucket Filler" poster for free {here}!


My goal every year is to get organized. With the help of my chevron supply labels and $1 Big Lots tubs, I'm feeling pretty darn organized. I do need to alphabetize these suckers though, which is on my to-do list tomorrow!! Hello, Type A personality!!

 Every morning, my kiddos check their Daily folders {folder that goes from school to home} for notes, money, or homework. I have these plastic drawers for them to turn everything in to me. If you like these chevron labels, you can grab a copy {here}!


My little pencil cups got a nice makeover, too... I bought the chevron cups at Wal-Mart {99 cents}! You can download the pencil cup labels {here}!


Last, but not least...brain kisses. I won't tell you how many I've had this week. I picked up the glass jar from the beloved Hobby Lobby {$4.99}. Of course, the label I made is {here} for you to download!


I hope you've enjoyed taking a peek into my classroom!! Make sure to link up your classroom digs at Blog Hoppin'!!
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39 comments:

Jessica said...

Love you classroom!!! It's so cute!! Thanks for all the free downloads!!!

Unknown said...

I love the chevron and polka dot decor! Thanks for sharing your hard work.
Kimberly
Funky First Grade Fun

Haley said...

Your room looks awesome! I am OBSESSED with those drawers! That is one of the best ideas I've ever seen for school/home communication.

Monique Ralston said...

Looks great! I won't let you change my mind LOL!!!!
Ill keep this mind for next year.

Katie said...

You classroom is right up my alley! OMG....if I had only seen these pictures earlier. I have had a rainbow colored theme in my classroom for a few years and i added polka dots last year and this year i added chevron too. I love your drawer labels, I have been looking for something like that all summer. Mine didn't turn out as cute as yours, so I'm changing them out first thing on Monday when I get to school. Love, love , love your classroom!!!

Katie
kryan428@gmail.com

Sprinkled in Second said...

I have been blog hopping all day since my classroom is not quite ready yet to post, and I have to say your classroom in honestly my favorite I've seen all day! I'm all about the primary colors too. Thanks for all the freebies!

Kristen
Sprinkled in Second

First Grade Funtastic said...

I love your room! I've always had primary colors before this year. I switched to blues and greens. I have tons of book bins and baskets to give away now! :) Thanks for all your freebies.
Sara
First Grade Funtastic

Samantha Kearns said...

WOW!! Super cute room! Thank you for all of the amazing freebies!! I will definitely be printing like crazy once I buy ink for my printer... on tomorrow's TO DO list.

Samantha
Tales of a #teachernerd

live2learn said...

So many classrooms are brights these days. I love finding a classroom that is rockin' primary colors like mine! Looks great and thanks for the freebies!

KTP on TPT said...

Love your classroom! I really like the bucket filler pockets! And can I just say WOW to your school supply boxes?! WOW, that is dedication to organization!! :) Love it! Have a great year!

Katie :)
KTP: Keep Teaching and Planning

Heidi Foster said...

I love, love , love your classroom! You are so generous to share your awesome freebies with us. Have an awesome year and thank you!!
Heidi
http://funandeasyfirstgrade.blogspot.com

Elisabeth said...

I LOVE your room! It makes my heart happy! Cutest room ever!!! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful freebies! :)

Elisabeth
www.missdelk.blogspot.com

Ms. Chae Charges In! said...

So cute, I want everything. I am not in love with my whole room, I am in love with parts of my room but I don't have the patience to do anything about it.

Melissa
Ms. Chae Charges In

O FISH ally a First Grader (Corinna) said...

This is one of the most beautiful rooms I've seen! Your students will enjoy their new learning space and you should be proud! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Stupar said...

Where did you get the fabric for your curtains? Adorable!

Holly said...

I am completely and totally - IMMENSELY in love with your classroom. Like, this is the one that did it for me...got me excited and motivated to get back into my own classroom and go to it! LOVE the fun colors! Thanks a bunch for all the freebies too...so nice of you!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Kristen Sullins said...

Your classroom looks absolutely amazing. I love all of the chevron and labels! Awesome job! I look forward to reading about your experiences with the Daily 5. I'm thinking about implementing it this year!

Kristen Sullins
http://wherethe1stgradersare.blogspot.com/

Kristi Neill said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your classroom. Best one I've seen! I am doing the exact same theme in my room and you totally inspired me! Thanks for all the freebies. They will go along great with your Chevron pack I have.

one question- the book box labels with the kids names...where can I find those? Would love to add those to my boxes.

Awesome job and thanks for all the fantastic ideas!

Kristi
neillkk@hotmail.com

no princess said...

WOw! Great job on your totally cute room. Thanks too for all the freebies! I am a fan!

Mrs. Griffith said...

Yay! Someone else finally has primary colors too. I was beginning to think they were going out of style! Love how classy your word wall looks. Everything is so nice and neat!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

JOJO said...

I LOVED looking at all your pictures (JEALOUS)! I 'pinned' you under favorite blogs!!! I wasn't able to download your "Brain Kisses"......what am I doing wrong?
Have a great year!!!
Angela
jojo051515@gmail.com

Mikaela said...

Your room looks fantastic! I love that rug...... definitely worth the $$! :) I'm sure your students will love spending their days in your classroom.
Mikaela

edukeator said...

Love your classroom especially the rug:)!

Allyce said...

Love your classroom! All of the chevron and pokladots are adorable!

Ms Ed.ju.kayt said...

Wow, it looks amazing .... love it so much. Nice to find your blog :)

Rosario said...

Wonderful! Love to see a classroom so well organized and I'm sure your students would love to learn in a classroom that is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your labels.

Morgan said...

Love the bright colors! Thank you for sharing your labels and all the other free stuff.

Jess said...

Hi! I just found your blog via Pinterest. I just wanted to say that you have amazing ideas and I love your classroom! I've been teaching fourth grade for 8 years and have now been moved to first (after being out on maternity leave for 8 months :) Your ideas have inspired me! Thank you for that!
Jess

Kimberley said...

How did I JUST find you? We have similar decorating and teaching styles. So glad I did. I love some of your organization ideas. Thanks!

Kimberley
First in Maine

ANiTA said...

Love your classroom! In fact I loved the blog in general. Thank you so much for tips and freebies. I live in Barcelona, Spain and this is my first time as a first grade teacher (always worked P3) The school I work for is an international school so I needed English materials. I'll visit your blog regularly.. THanks again!

techeagle said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and the bonus Freebies!

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Jessica McDurmon said...

You're room is awesome!! Thanks for the freebies!! Love the drawer labels. Do you have any for file, copy, laminate, etc by any chance? Thanks so much!

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This Little Teacher said...

Thank you so much for sharing your classroom with us. I am teaching first grade for the first time and it's nice to see the possibilities in a first grade classroom! :)

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