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Friday, July 24, 2015

2015 Classroom Reveal!

Whew!  What a week...well, week and a half, since I went to work in my classroom at the end of last week as well.  I met all my new kiddos Wednesday night at our Open House and we start school bright and early Monday morning!
So, it's time for picture overload!  I'll try to do a little description for each picture and tell you where I got items on TPT - many are in my store!

I have a ginormous 12 foot long bulletin board outside my room!  Back in April - I knew exactly what I wanted for my B2S bulletin board - sunflowers with bumblebees!  My late grandparents were well known in their town for their huge and beautiful sunflowers - so I feel like they are shining in my hallway with these big sunflowers!

My door - I got the super cute Smart Children At Work sign in the dollar section at Target!

My super-cute door hanger that my mom, dad, and I put together!

My cabinets that store a lot of supplies, sink area, and our "food station"!  Since we eat lunch in our classrooms, my kiddos can bring lunch to heat-up - so we have a boy and girl microwave to speed up the heat-up process.  My classroom birthdays are displayed above.

College Kiddos Lost Tooth Club

Then, I have 2 big cabinets!

Math Fact Fluency Tests

Another view of my cabinets with my lights on under my cabinets!
The Robertson family lines the bottom of my upper cabinets - we use them to help us track of our minute math fact fluency tests once we get those started 2nd quarter.  We know our math facts, JACK!

21st Century Skills

The black and red construction paper strips are for our lockdown procedures.

21st Century Skills

Another view of my door from inside.

Our Reading/Language Arts Wall as well as a place to display student work.  I used Command Strips to attach clothespins to my closet door so I could easily change out student work.  #AwesomeWork!
The reading strategy posters above the doors are from Rachel Lamb at The Tattooed Teacher!

My bathroom passes!  Since we have a bathroom in our classroom that connects our classroom to the next, I want my kiddos to use that one if it is not in use.  So, when they ask to go to the bathroom, they have to check our classroom bathroom first - if it's in use and they can't wait, they will put the correct bathroom pass cone at their seat and go to the bathroom down the hall.  Then I know who's out!

We will display language arts anchor charts on the bathroom door!  The grammar posters at the bottom are from Learning In Wonderland.

Anther place to display student work.

Classroom Library

My classroom library.  I'm a cubby girl - and you'll see it in my pictures as you keep reading!  I organized my classroom library by category and this year, I've even numbered my book boxes and there are numbered stickers on the books so that the kiddos know where to put the books back.  Helps them know where to put it back and I don't have one chapter books box filled with books while another one only has 5 books.

Classroom Library

This is the Student Workstation!  I've utilized a lot of these Sterilite drawer organizers in my classroom.  Students will turn in all of their work here for me to check.  Having it organized my subject or even assignments that they do on a regular basis, helps me when it come to grading.  Sorry, the labels for these drawers are mine, but they are not in my TPT store.
I also have some tape and a stapler for students to use on top of the bookshelf.  

Just to the left of the bookshelf, I have some former crate seat lids turned lap desk or cushioned seats!  I just finished the flat side/bottom with some denim material so that the wood is covered.

Let's Reflect!  We use standards based grading in K-2, so it's important for my kiddos to know what a 1, 2, 3, and 4 work look like.  I got these posters from Rachel Lamb at the The Tattooed Teacher.

Now, I've got my little area of the classroom.  These cubbies house some of our guided reading materials and other things throughout the year.  Right now, they're pretty empty!  The white Expo white board easel is from Amazon!  I LOVE it!!

ipad rules

Then I've got my corner with my memories and inspiration along more space for reading group materials and all my files are house in binders - I hate a filing cabinet!
Our iPad rules are in the corner at the top.

A little closer view of my bookshelves.

Classroom Schedule

Above my whiteboard, I've got my daily schedule posted.  This year our schedule is going to be a little crazy as it's going to change every other day because of our PE and Recess rotation.  So, my schedule circles are posted with magnets on the whiteboard projector "house" so that I can change them out every day to match our daily schedule.  Above my board, I have our classroom rules and hand signal posters

Classroom Organization

Once again - the cubbies!  You can get some like this at Target and Big Lots.  At the front of my room, these cubbies house math manipulatives and things my students can access throughout our day.  I also have some more of the Sterilite drawer organizers posted here to house papers for Daily 5 - things for Word Work and Comprehension as well.

Back To School Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice

Another view as well as Decibella's voice level reminders!  These are part of my Back To School Mega Book Companion Pack.  We will be learning all about her and using our 6-inch voice on Tuesday!

Class Jobs

Class Jobs!!  Don't you just love this?!?!  I do - and I'm obsessed with it's cuteness!  Each job is posted on a t-shirt and then I wrote the kiddos names on the clothespins, so they know what their job is based on which shirt is hanging on their clothespin.  

Class Dojo Letterland

My Class Dojo and Letterland wall.  We use Letterland for our phonics curriculum, so I have all of my Letterland posters housed on this wall - there are even some behind our Letterland chart!  The bulletin board you see is my Class Dojo bulletin board.  I did a blog post about Class Dojo last week!

Letterland Writing

Student mailboxes are in the middle of this above picture.  On top of the mailboxes I keep my daily boxes where I put my posters for papers for each day.  Then starts my writing wall just to the right of the mailboxes.  The punctuation posters between the mailboxes and my cubbies are from A Traveled Teacher.


My writing wall above my cubbies.
Uncle Si helps us edit using the CUPS acronym - because you know, Uncle Si loves his blue tea cup! Then we have our writing process posters.
The complete sentence poster is not in my TPT store -sorry!  But the crayons wall display is!


Another view of my cubbies and writing wall...and our fridge.

Another view of my small group table with our 5-gallon paint bucket stools.  

A view from the door.

Standing at my Letterland Wall looking towards the back.

And lastly - a view from my desk/table area.

Thanks for visiting my classroom - virtually!  I'm ready for Monday - I think!
Have a  great weekend y'all!


  1. Looks really good!! I love the bulletin board in the hall. Looks like your ready to go!!


  2. I love your classroom! It is very organized and inviting for students. Where did you get the white cubbies for your classroom library?

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  3. How did you attach the labels to the canvas drawers on your white cubby shelves? I just made the switch to cubbies and was trying to decide how to attach them.

    1. I hot glued them! I used to use Velcro but it didn't work well - a little hot glue around the edges seems to hold and hold up much better.

  4. So cute and creative! Where did you find the athletic cones? Also, did you purchase them recently? I have been on the hunt for some all summer to use in my classroom this year! Thanks a bunch!

    1. I got the cones in the Target $1 section. I got think about mid-June. They were 2 to a pack.

  5. Love the chair covers! Did you make or buy?

  6. Your room looks awesome! Good luck on Monday and have a great first day of school!

  7. It looks awesome!! Good luck tomorrow! I love your line up poster. I put it on my wishlist. ;)

  8. Hi Allyson!
    Your classroom looks amazing! I've pinned a bunch of your pictures and think you have such amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Tiffany @ The Learning Effect

  9. This looks really great! I'd love to have so much space to display things.

  10. I love those kiddos you have above your door! Where did you get it or did you make it? Is it available in your store?

    1. They are clipart from Melonheadz that I pieced together. I hadn't thought about making them as a poster to put on TPT, but I just might do that! It might be a while though - lots of holiday things on my to-do list before it!

  11. Hi. How did you make your big sunflowers?