Sunday, August 25, 2013

Classroom Makeover--Reveal

At the end of the school year, I was thinking about changing my classroom up a little bit. It's been relatively the same for a couple years I felt like I wanted something a little different. I love the combination of turquoise and lime green, and I would be able to use quite a bit of the things I already had. So, I went shopping---in JUNE. (Impressed with myself that I was thinking about this so early in the year). I found some great stuff--really cute baskets--which were my biggest expense, but I {love} them! I went into school about the middle of July and put my classroom together--I figure I spend a lot of time in this room, so it should be something that I like. I really like how it turned out.

Hanging on the door. I've been obsessed with turquoise for a while. Recently obsessed with chevron.

This is my whiteboard--which doesn't get as much use now that I have a big screen TV--so the big black squares will have posters we make as  a class hanging from them...Chevron border:)
My Reading Corner---LOVE it.
I added a green ruffle to the curtains. The rug is from IKEA, recovered some pillow....forgot to get that orange frame painted..haha---I think it's the only think not turquoise or green in the entire room.
I recovered my wooden Read letters. This is the third time I've redone them--I don't think they'll make it through another round.
My new baskets--seriously--there was not way I could pass these up.
Another view of the Reading Corner
Some small details throughout the room.
Clothespins covered with washi tape to hold student work.
My paint cans that hold supplies. I love these because I don't have to see the mess inside.
Small table, with post-its, markers, cleaning cloth for iPads.
This was a Hobby Lobby find. I had to paint the pedestal turquoise--but it is SOO cool.
This is above sink area. I get so many compliments on that globe.
I have to give credit to my brother-in-law for this bulletin board. Every year we have a school-wide theme. (which can get kinda old). This year it is BE.... I had an idea, but it wasn't going to work. And...back to school night was last week. Well...I was beyond stressed--and he pulled through for me. He went and found this real chalkboard at the thrift store and wrote all the math on it. Then, he came and hung it for me. I think it turned out pretty cool.
WOW! That was a lot of pictures--but that's my classroom. It looks so much better in person. Now, I just need my students to come--tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to School goodie

I am really trying to be organized and on top of things this school year--to the extreme. I've got a lot done, but I've been struggling with something to give my students at Back to School Night. We will be having it before school starts, so I wanted something fun to give them. I am going to be having a diabetic in my class this year---so I've got to back off the treats. Candy is so easy to come up with cute sayings--and kids love candy. I ordered jumbo sticky hands from Amazon--pretty cheap--and they are big. The hand measures about 3 1/2 inches long.
 Then the saying....pretty dorky!!! I really wanted to say "You're so lucky you got stuck with me for your teacher this year!" But--I wasn't sure I could get away with it--but I thought it was good!

Here is the link to my tags I made to attach to them.
Let's Stick Together Tags

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Family Auction

Well--our family reunion is coming up this weekend. We have an auction to raise money--it is sooo hard to come up with ideas to take. But, this is what we're taking this year...thank goodness for Pinterest inspiration.

1) slat board sign--I put this off until yesterday--now I don't know why. It was SOO easy. I used my Silhouette to cut a "stencil" out to use.
 2) Food and Games--And very CUTE tin!!!
 3) Some doll clothes that will fit 18 inch dolls. My favorite is the red ruffle shirt and levi skirt.

 4) I don't love this near as much as I thought I would. It's a ruffle bag.
5) Apron

 6) This was  a Pinterest find--zipper pouch. It's made completely of zippers...unzip any of them to get access to the bag. The picture below is the back of it.

 7) Levi Quilt---Chevron style.
 8. Lego tray--create masterpieces on this tray--then you can move it around without destroying your creations.

Hopefully someone will be excited about these items--it's been so hard to come up with something to take---but at least we're ready--and even with a few days to spare?