Okay, so I think I have mentioned that I decided to move classrooms this year, but I'm going to say it again. On the last day of school I had alllllll of my stuff stacked up and packed up and my room was ready to be waxed during the summer. WELL, our principal was having to shift some of our teachers and special area teachers around to meet the needs of our HUGE class of kinders that we have this year. Well a smaller classroom came available and it was going to go to our new hire teacher. It didn't take me long to get that itch to move, so I just went straight to Mrs. Penney and asked. She, along with everyone else thought I was crazy, but I actually didn't need such a big room, I had 2 empty bookshelves so I felt that it made more sense to give someone with more "stuff" the larger room. I have worked several days this summer between moving houses, building a new gym, and vacations and I am finally able to say that my room is finished. All I have to do is get all my kids names put on all of their stuff. So, anyway take a look at all of the before and after pics and leave me some comment love :D
Ok this is obviously one of the before shots. Since I have a red wall instead of green I had to completely change my theme. I just can't do purple and red together.
Here we go...
I chose apples and polka dots for my theme this year. Not anything original, but I love it. My door is made from Deco Mesh that I bought from Hobby Lobby, the tree trunk is burlap stuff with butcher paper, and the apples were dicut with scrapbook paper in various shades and patterns of red and green. I laminated them and clipped them to the tree with a clothespin. The tree looks a little wonky because we aren't allowed to cover our window.
This is my "Welcome" board where my kids will put their folder, notes, and money each morning. The bulletin board has our "colorful helpers, calendar, weather, and birthdays for the month.
This is my teacher table and small group area. I had to break down and make the crate seats. Several other teacher at school have done them this year and every time I walk in their rooms I want them haha so I made my own.
This is the view from my door. Small group table to the left and welcome board on the right. I did the vinyl spots on my floor like sweet Jamie Mayas...you can see her post about that HERE.
Promethean board and whole group area. Word wall on left and listening center on the right. This was the ONE thing in my room that I didn't have that "perfect" place for. So I hope this works, otherwise they may be in the hallway haha. All of my literacy games and "stuff" is stored on this side of the room where we do all of our literacy whole group
ABCs, Brown Bear colors will stay up forever, and this is also the board with my literacy and math centers.
My new writing center board. Cute printouts thanks to A Cupcake For the Teacher on TPT
Cozy little reading corner
Computer center...imagine a large bulletin board with our "best work"...hopefully that is coming soon.
Here's a blurry look inside my crate seats...sorry. Each one houses a dry erase board, blend book, and a pencil box with pencil, highlighter, dry erase marker, "eye spy" reading stick, ABC flash flippers, and a sock to erase with.
Kiss you brain bucket and "quiet critters" as seen on Pinterest
And of course, our wonderful reading buddies