Room Reveal Part 1!!

Ok.........I am pooped!!!  Tired, sore, sleep deprived (can't shut my head off!!!), you get the idea.  I'm gonna warn you now this is a mile long post with lots of pics and little fingers are tired too;)

Linking up with TBA's Open House:)

Open House Week
These are pics of my room as it was and is now.  I have some "fine tuning" to know, detail stuff....I'll finish that Monday (and this weekend with making things).  So buckle up and here we go......

Room Before (kinda...I forgot to take pics before I moved a few things...)

Before (there's my Tay helping Mom out before she left for school)

Back of my classroom - Word Wall

 Homework board and a new board for great vocab. inspired by Clutter Free Classroom HERE

 My wonderful alphabet from Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files

My objective boards:)

 My READ letters (on the side of a bookcase)

 The beginnings of my newly numeracy rich classroom.

Math pennants from Elisabeth at Fun in Room 4B

My library with my yummy new labels from Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files:)  

Like I said, I still have some "detail" work to do but it's pretty close to done:)   Told you this was a long one!!!  

Ok gang.....I wish I had more to say but I'm!  I'm gonna go chow and chill!!!
Hope to see you all back for Monday Made It!!!!


  1. WOW!! Your classroom looks AMAZING! I love the lamps and all of the cozy nooks that you have! Can't wait to get into my room next week I have been so inspired by everyone in blogland!

  2. Your classroom looks great!!! I love your math board!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  3. Love your room! You did a lot of work! It all looks so inviting and bright! I can't wait to get into my room! I'm also glad to see how you displayed your READ letters! I'm trying to figure out how to do mine, so that the students leave them alone and that they will stay up!
    Teaching Special Kids

  4. I like your rocking chair and rug area. Your room appears to be so large! I've been hard at work recreating my classroom. Please come by and take a look. :)

    Teaching Fourth

  5. Looks so good! I'm currently setting up my room... I'm so tired! We still have another week before our rooms have to be ready. We'll see how it goes!

    @ Everyday with the Jays

  6. Your classroom looks great! We can't go in to set up our rooms until the 8th. :( Anyway...thanks for sharing your pictures and for sharing the link to the discount. Have a great school year.

    Shoelaces and Sugar Cookies

  7. Hi Tara,
    Your room is looking great!! It sure inspires me to see all your photos! Would you mind telling me where you go your Dare to Dream It Work to Achieve It lettering? I would love to put this up in my classroom! Thanks and keep up the great work!! :)

  8. I love it! This looks absolutely fantastic!

    The Science Penguin

  9. Super cute! Very organized! I can tell you have worked so hard. It looks great. Have a great school year!

  10. Very Nice! You're ready to start!

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  12. Wow you were busy! I just got the keys to my new classroom and I have a lot to do. I love your blog and will be referring back to it for ideas quite a bit.

    Yolanda @ There's No Place Like 4th Grade

  13. Your room looks AMAZING! Your kids are going to feel right at home in there.

    Learning's a Hoot

  14. Your room does look great!

    I got the same email from the Kohl's person, and when one of my readers tried to use it, it said you had to spend $100 or more. I tried it too and it said the same thing! I'm trying to get it fixed but I just wanted to let you know! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

    1. Thanks Jill!!! I just took it off. I'm going to contact her and see what's up.....don't like that if it's true. Especially if we weren't told about it!! Thanks so much for the heads up!

  15. OMG. I love your border (the black and white with polka dots) and your damask tray that you have your sharpened/unsharpened pencils on. Where did you get them! They're darling and would be PERFECT in my room! :)

    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

    1. That makes me sad :( There's not a Target for 2 hours where I live. Lol! I'll have to make a trip there. It's totally worth it for that border!


  16. My goodness you accomplished a lot! I'm so impressed. Your room looks great. I'm loving all the black and white with splashes of color. Fab-u-lous! Hope you are able to relax and get some sleep this weekend. Time to reboot. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  17. OMG ! Your classroom looks amazing!! I just posted pictures of mine today and like you, am exhausted. It was worth it, though... love your room. :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  18. LOVE IT! I just bought Skippyjohn Jones from Kohls! And laterns! Great minds :o) I absolutely LOVE your book cover garland. Did you just choose the books you love or what you will be reading in the upcoming year? You put a lot of love into your room and it shows.

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  19. WOW! Looks really good! Want to come do mine?!?!?!

    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

  20. Love your pictures Tara. Come link up to my Before and After Classroom pictures linky and giveaway.

  21. Your room is gorgeous! I love the colors! Can't wait to get mine done & shared now!

    Primary Inspired

  22. Tara,
    Your room looks great. Now I have lots of inspiration for decorating my first 4th grade classroom! Thanks for sharing!

    The Learning Effect

  23. I love it! Im so jealous of neat organized rooms, being in an old old building really puts a damper on trying to organize! pretty!!

  24. Tara,
    Do you realize how long I sat and stared at this screen trying to absorb every little detail. I swear, I wish you were my next door neighbor teacher buddy. I really, really do :) Thanks for the sweet shout-out, too. I love they way you used the math pennants. I can't wait to do my classroom reveal so that you can see all of your creations all over my room (with Kristen's stuff in there, too). Been thinking of you. Have a great weekend! Hugs!
    Fun in Room 4B

  25. LOVE IT!!! Where'd you get your rug? I love it!

  26. Wow, it looks amazing in there! Your pictures are making me want to get in my own room and get to work (14 more days until we're allowed in). Your kids are going to love their new classroom! Can't wait to see more!

    Primarily Speaking

  27. Everything looks AWESOME!!! I love your color scheme!! What do you use to keep the objective frames on the whiteboard? I made some for my board but was trying to think of the easiest way to have them stay up there without them falling off. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  28. I'm loving all your summer made it projects in your room. Is there a way to get a larger image of your math grouping board? When I click on the picture, it goes smaller in the viewer. I really like the pennant details!

  29. Looks wonderful Tara!!!! Love all of your new touches and your new math board!!! I wanna see it up close!! All those Monday Made Its definitely paid off!!! Ahhh I wish Florida weren't so far away!!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  30. LOVE your room. Nice and big and really organized. The colors are great!

    Can you tell me more about the math board...the one beside the easel? Thanks!


  31. Your room is huge! I'm so jealous. I really had to pick and choose which areas to include in my tiny classroom. Your room is so organized and all of your projects really tie it together. I absolutely love the rug you have for whole group instruction. I want it.

  32. Your classroom looks fabulous!! :) Love it all! I wanna be in your class!

  33. Your classroom is looking great! Love all the fun new details!!

  34. love every bit of it Tara!! looks amazing :)

  35. Tara, it is just perfect! You are so incredible at finding all the coordinating pieces to make it look so vibrant and fun! I want to go container shopping with you!! I loved seeing the items you made this summer in their new home--it's been such a blast to read about everything you've done and see it all come together now. Thanks for the sweet words about the signs--it means a great deal to me coming from you. Love you girl!!! :)

  36. You don't know how many ideas I have "borrowed" from your pictures. I only wish I had the amount of space you have!

    As we gear up for the new school year-new ideas, things to add, things to change, etc. I encourage you to give JogNog Quick Quiz a try.

    My students use this site in my classroom. I was so impressed that I shared it through social media platforms. Now, I have the opportunity to work with them part-time after school in the area of social media promotions.

    JogNog Quick Quiz allows you to create an online quiz in literally 60 seconds or less. This video will show you how.

    Using JogNog's content of over 20,000 study questions, you are sure to build a quiz to meet your needs. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

    Teaching...My Calling

  37. OMG! Can I be in your class? Seriously, you must be exhausted. What a amazing space!

    I pinned your homework board. So cute! I tried going without a homework board last year because literally it's the SAME THING EVERY DAY with my 2nd graders, but I found they won't (ie need to be nagged to) write it down if they can't see it.

  38. Your room looks great! Love the rug for your shared readings, and love the Words that WOW board. Great ideas!

  39. Wow your classroom is big! It turned out great! I love your reading area with the labels :)

  40. Your room looks AH- MAZING!! I left my classroom hoping for similar results but left feeling more drained than accomplished. Hoping for better luck tomorrow.

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  41. How did you get your objective frames up?

  42. Looks fantastic! I just linked up to my first Monday Made It! Yay! I'm a new blogger and I appreciated you hosting this resourceful party each week! Did you paint your R E A D letters or Modge Podge scrapbook paper? They look great!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  43. Your classroom looks amazing! I absolutely LOVE the fat owls!!!


  44. Looks like we follow a lot of the same blogs and like a bunch of the same stuff! I have the writers eye, pencils, the book banner and Read sign, which I got from you! Great minds think alike! I would love to be in your 4th grade class! Oh and I'm totally stealing that math board idea-cuteness! Good luck going back to work! I can't believe you already have your class list! We get ours the day before meet the teacher and then it usually changes the first day so we never put names on anything until after the first week of school! Thanks for sharing! Your progress is lovely!

    Rambling About Reading

  45. Tara, looks great! How did you get the objectives frames up? I am planning on doing them too but am struggling with how to hang them. ~ Amy

  46. Love your room! It's so cute and I love the colors. Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second


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