Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Classroom Part 2 and Giveaway Reminder:D

Day 2 in the classroom and yeah!!!!!, the air conditioning was working!!  I was doin the happy dance when I opened my backdoor and felt coolness:)  So here is the update with pics...I am oh too excited about how it is coming together:)  I am not going in now until Monday (official start day) so feel good about what I got done so far:)  Today I worked on fine tuning smaller areas since I got all the funiture (desks, bookcases, tables) where I wanted them yesterday (see that layout on the post before this one:))

Here's my awesome helpers, my daughter Tay and her boyfriend Garrett:)  Couldn't have gotten so much done without them:)


This little wall is in my "cozy reading area".  It's small posters of all the reading skills we will be going over for the school year:)  The posters were made by Mrs. Lamb.  Go check out her stuff....she has amazing resources!!!  Mrs. Lamb Reading Resources

 Saw one of these on Pinterest in a child's bedroom and just had to make it!!  It turned out awesome!!  It is book covers that I have been collecting (laminated) and then glued onto a black and white polka dot ribbon.  It's my storybook bunting and I absolutely LOVE IT!!



Another pic of my storybook bunting:)


This section of my dry erase board is marked off for homework.  Now the kids know exactly where to look to record what their homework will be for the night in their agendas.


The start of my CAFE board!  So excited to start this this year:)

Bookcase in my cozy reading area.

My back corner which will be where we gather for read alouds.  Found this black and white rug to go along with my black and white with pink/green spinkles on top theme:)

Don't forget, my Seussy bracelet giveaway ends tonight at 11:59.  Be sure to enter and good luck to all:)

You can enter HERE:)

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27 comments:

  1. I have the same theme going on in my classroom this year! It looks great! SO JEALOUS! I won't be in my room till the 15th of Aug. Where did you find your rug?
    Tales of a Third Grade

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  2. Got the rug at Kirklands. It's not quite as big as I would like but love the colors and how it goes with everything else:)

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  3. Thank you! Follow up question....what do your signs say at the reading center?

    Tales of a Third Grade

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  4. Cause Effect, Questioning, Fact Opinion...there's a bunch. If I can remember where I got them I will let you know:)

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  5. Tara: your book bunting is perfect. I love it. and where did you get your black and white rug?
    Glad to see things are coming together in the roooooom.

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  6. Wow, your room looks fabulous! I ♥ the book bunting! So cute!

    I also was relieved to find out the AC was on in my room. I had gone in there a few times during the summer to drop things off and about passed out from the smell! Enjoy your last bit of time off before you go back!

    Living A Wonderful Life

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  7. I am totally in love with your book bunting! I'm going to have to do that now! Thank you so much for the idea!

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  8. I am totally jealous of your room!! It is SOOO pretty! :) I love your bunting! Everything seems so cozy!

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  9. Your room looks so put together and cute! Your students will feel so welcome. Love love love your book bunting!

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  10. Your room looks adorable! I love your book bunting idea......I just might have to get one of those made. We cannot have things hanging from the (middle)of the ceiling anymore due to making the alarm go off all times during the night! But, so I could hang one from the top along the wall. Love it, love it! Thanks again for sharing!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com
    Busy in Kindergarten!

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  11. I love your classroom! It looks like you got a lot accomplished today! Everything looks so good!!

    I'm so glad found your blog! You have been such an inspiration to me! I've been working in my room as well and hope you have pictures tomorrow!

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  12. WOW, your room looks great! I love the reading strategy posters :)

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  13. I love everything in your room, but I am obsessed with that children's book bunting! ADORABLE!

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  14. I'm lovin' it a lot! WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU FIND THOSE CUTE LETTERS THAT SAY "HOMEWORK"!?!?!? I neeeeed them!!!!! I only use capslock when I'm super excited! :)
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants@gmail.com

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  15. Love the book bunting think I may do that with the read alouds from the first few weeks of school. Also, love the polka dots. I went all out with polka dots this year. Love them!

    ericashep.blogspot.com

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  16. LOVE the storybook bunting! I have been hoarding the covers so they wouldn't get mangled in the library.... This is a must steal!
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

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  17. Ummmm...yeah, I LOVE the storybook bunting too! What a great way to use those covers!

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  18. Your room is sooo cute! I too need to know where you got your letters! Thanks for following, I'm so bummed I missed out on your giveaway, I'm your newest follower :)
    ☼Libby
    Dual Kinder Teacher

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  19. Love, love, love your room!!!!!!!!

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  20. Hi Tara,
    Your room looks great! I love the polka dots and especially the rug! Also noticed that your son plays lacrosse. I coach girls lacrosse at our local high school :)
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  21. How awesome!! I loved your book cover banner idea so much that I posted it on my blog for teachers to use in their classroom: http://our-scott-spot.blogspot.com/2011/07/fun-find-friday-teacher-edition.html

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  22. Thanks for linking this up! I love how you have your book titles strung across like that. I have a whole slew of those covers and now I know what to do with them.

    Empowering Little Learners!

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  23. I also love the letters for your homework board. Where did you get them? I would love them too.

    sandystevens116@gmail.com

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  24. Love that bunting too! Kymberly-the reading posters are some I made when I taught 4th grade. It's surreal to see my stuff in other peoples rooms! Here's the link http://www.catawbaschools.net/schools/Oxford/staff/Rachel_Lamb/Web%20Page%20Library/Reading%20Resources.aspx

    and those letters are frog street press! I have both the paisley sets! love that stuff!
    Rachel
    mrslambsclass.blogspot.com

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  25. Your room looks amazing!! I can't wait to get started on the book bunting!
    Teachingfashionista.blogspot.com

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  26. I love the letters! Where do you get those colorful bubble letters from?

    Dena

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