Classroom Pictures Part 2. D-O-N-E!!!

well….as done as classrooms ever are…there’s always a to do list on my desk…
TBA is having a linky party to share classroom pictures!  Be sure to link up! I love peeking in your classroom too!
Here’s my beginning of the year bulletin board outside my door.
 I made the frames out of home depot yard sticks and added the apples and the ribbon.
 Here is a little closer view
 I cut the Styrofoam apples in half before glue gunning them to the corner. 
 This is my leveled classroom library.  It is where my students fill their book bins for daily 5.  The book barn area is not leveled.  It is grouped by topic or genre so I keep them separate. Click here to grab the labels for yourself!

The student files are handled by the students.  I post their names and numbers on the paper above the student file box.  They walk over and file their work in their number file after I have checked it.  On Friday I just pull their work out to send home.  Best system ever.  This has lasted through the years for me.

 Aside from my smartboard, this is my other whole group spot.  I gathered a few of the books I use the first week.  This rocker was my grandmothers…I want to paint it like Kristen’s at first grade teaching, but I can’t bring myself to paint over my grandma’s olive green…it makes me remember her house.  Plus as an added bonus it goes with my classroom. 
My computer corner…I am thinking I need to make a cool computer poster for the wall where my lonely label hangs…ok add that to the to do list….
 These are my math tubs…they are all set for the first week of exploration and setting expectations. 
 Not my most exciting part of the room- but necessary.  Notice the sub tub {it’s clear with a white label-kind of hard to see} it came What the Teacher Wants   
The birthday balloons were on her blog too but that’s not where I first discovered them.  See below.
 These are my pixie stick birthday balloons.  The idea and the balloon topper came from ProTeacher.  Here’s where I got the balloons.
 I am standing at the counter in the back looking towards the front of the room.

 Here’s the opposite view.  I am now looking at the back wall.

guided reading table and writer’s workshop table…also I know it isn’t August 18th…That is just the first day I need to have a date on the wall. Don’t freak out. 🙂

My reading table isn’t totally ready yet…still have about 3,946 folders to label and I need to get my guided reading binder all set to go for a new year. 
 My introductory board for daily 5.  This is before we start breaking it down and making anchor charts. The daily 5 posters came from a blog and I want to post the source. {please help if you can!} The months and the days of the week came from The First Grade Parade.
Home Sweet School!

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  1. Wow, I can't believe how wonderful your room looks! Everything is so beautiful, organized and color coordinated. I'm jealous;) Good luck on the first day, your students are very lucky to have you as their teacher.

  2. Your room looks great! I love that idea and first remember seeing it on the blog What The Teacher Wants.

    I Heart Teaching Elementary

  3. Your classroom is so cozy and inviting! I'm so jealous. We are not allowed into our rooms until the 11th and school begins on the 17th!

  4. WOW! It looks great! I'll send you directions to my school so you can set up my room too!! : ) Thanks for the inspiration (and the kick in the pants to get moving!!).

  5. Your room is fabulous! By the way, about 2 minutes before I read your blog entry, I was looking at the sub tub on What the Teacher Wants. Not sure if that's the same one you were looking for! 🙂

  6. Absolutely LOVE your classroom! What an amazing job you warm and comfy! May I ask if you made your letters for the word wall..and if you did, what font did you use?

  7. Oh Reagan, I stopped by to say thanks for the sweet words and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your room!! It is absolutely gorgeous! It is so homey and eye-appealing. Your signs are awesome, did you make all of them? I love the fonts and graphics you chose. I am going to be coming back to see these pictures often, I can tell!
    Kristen 🙂

  8. I too love your word wall font. Can you share what font you used and the size you printed the letters in? Thank you so much. 🙂

  9. I love your room. Would you share your labels for "Just Right Reading" and the hand. Love it. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

  10. Hi where did you get your barn book shelf? is that a quiet spot underneath? I love it!!!!! Please let me know thanks.

  11. Thanks Laura!
    Although almost identical, that site is not where I got mine. I am glad you put the reference on here though. Others might like those better. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to help me out! I appreciate it.