Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Big Classroom Reveal! Teacher Week '13 Day 2

Hello all! I'm back for Day 2 of Teacher Week '13 from Blog Hoppin. Today is the day I have been waiting for for so long! My big classroom reveal post! Ahhhhhhhh. Let's get to it :)

First of all, huge thank you to my sweet MIL for stopping by to take these pictures! Check out her blog here to see more of her photography.

My classroom door! And my cheezy face...haha. It says "Fly Into 4th" in case  you can't read it. 

My bulletin board. I plan on using the clothespins to display student work throughout the year. But for now, they're just holding some birds I made from scrapbook paper. They kind of look like chickens to me ;)

Another view of my bulletin board. This one shows off my Class Twitter. Read more about that project in this post.

View from the door (excuse me, my mom, and my sisters photo bombing haha). Her you can see my computer center, my desk (close up coming), my Happy Birthday wall above my desk, front bulletin board with Rules, anchor chart paper, and Quote of the Month, my smartboard, and the tissue paper pom poms labeled with table numbers.

A look at my classroom library. You can see my Book Bin Labels and larger Chevron Numbers that I used for my coat hooks. 

My Voice Levels Chart and part of my bulletin board :)

A little party above my desk area ;) Scored those lanterns for less than $2 on clearance at Target!

My Attendance bulletin board. Students move their clothespin up to make their lunch choice. I will display cafeteria menus in the empty space.

My Classroom Helpers area. I laminated the pieces so I can use a dry erase marker to change out names often.

My Synonym Swap and other synonyms for student reference. This wall will eventually be filled with anchor charts and other goodies. This is above my sink and cabinets in the back.

Daily Five board! Posters are from Hope King at Second Grade Shenanigans. The ones below them were in my room when I got here. If you recognize them, let me know so I can credit :) These are right above my guided reading table at the back of the room.

My "Pick Me" bucket for calling on students/tables. I used my Smaller Chevron Numbers glued on popsicle sticks.

The view from my desk. And more photo bombing. Haha. If you look closely, you can see my shelves at the back of the room with student drawers, textbooks, supplies, etc. The front wall has reference posters, cubbies, and backpack hooks.

My desk and computer area. Do you spy my teacher toolbox in the back? I love how bright and sunny it is over here :)

So there it is! My classroom :) I know it's not much. I've got a long way to go. I'm trying to leave lots of wall space for anchor charts and things we make as the year goes on. Maybe later in the year I will post some more pictures showing the room after it's been "broken in" by me and the kiddos! Haha. I will also have lots of changes to make as I find out what works and what doesn't, what I like and don't like, what's needed and what isn't...things like that. But overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out for my first year and I can't wait to meet my kiddos and make it my "home away from home" :)

Don't forget to link up your classroom digs over at Teacher Week '13. Tomorrow is Organizing for Instruction!


  1. I love your classroom and you are so welcome for the photos. I couldn't bear to think about your first classroom getting all "broken" in without having some pictures of all your hard work first. Great job! I am so jealous of all the kids who get to have you for a teacher this year. LYPH!

  2. I LOVE your cute bulletin board with clothes pins. I've used clothes pins to hold up student work, but never like that! Thanks so much for sharing!

    XO, Kelly Anne

  3. Your door is super cute! I ran out of time to decorate mine! Maybe over Labor Day Weekend, I'll get that done!


    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  4. Your room looks fantastic! Love your bulletin board, pennant on your desk, and library! Well done!

  5. I love your blog! I found you through Caffeine and Lesson Plans grade link up. I taught third grade for the past six years and now I'm teaching 4th grade. Excited to get some new ideas.

    I'd love for you to check out my blog, http://msthirdgrade.blogspot.com/ :)