Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Few Snapshots

My classroom is getting closer to being ready for the munchkins to arrive in a couple weeks. Here are a few of the things I've done. I've tried to make as much of my classroom coordinate as possible (a recommendation I found on Pinterest).
 I love this easy way to put up student writing.
 "Student of the Week" ~ This is a painted oil pan. Then I hot glued border around it.
 Had to redo my "Rate Your Writing" poster so that it matched. =)
 Love my new number cards with the tens frame visual.
 I added a matching border to my word wall posters.
 The number line and coin reference match.
 I'm excited about my new word wall and its location. It is under my Smartboard and whiteboard. I think it will stay organized and will be easy for the students to use. The background is felt and there is velcro on the back of all the words.
 "Crate Seats" another Pinterest challenge. I used vinyl so that they can be cleaned. The thought of 1st graders with "accidents" kind of grossed me out with regular fabric.
I'm in love with my table signs. I made the flowers to match my border, and the lanterns are so stinking cute.
The caddies on the table match the table color. 
 I'm starting Daily 5 for the first time this year. I'm hoping this system works out for me.
 I made these magnets with the student's names for them to mark their Daily 5 choice. I got the directions from Pinterest. Here's where you can find the directions.
 I tried to label everything with signs and tags.
It's been a lot of work, but I'm loving the results.


23 comments:

  1. Your room looks great!! I love how you have a border running along the top of the wall, it really pulls it all together!

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  2. I love your Daily 5 board. I'm still trying to figure out how to do mine and may borrow your idea =)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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  3. Your room looks great! Love the posters with the stores and restaurants.

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  4. You've been working hard!! Your room looks great!

    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  5. I love what you've done. The colors are beautiful!

    Hooty's Homeroom

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  6. Love your blog. Would you be willing to add (follow by email?)

    Thanks
    Yvonnee

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  7. Loved your room! I have a similar color scheme in my room. Did you make the flowers or are they store-bought?

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    1. I made them in photoshop to match my border.

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  8. I love the flower table signs! Such a bright, beautiful room :) Thanks for sharing pictures- makes me want to add some similar details in my room!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  9. Where did you get the number line? Those are my colors and would LOVE to have one!! I will tell you I have never commented on a blog before.. but your room is worth a comment- it is AMAZING!!!

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  10. Nevermind :) I see the number line... Thanks for sharing it!!

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  11. Where can I find your "Good Fit Book" poster? I saw it on Pinterest but I can't seem to find it on your blog. Thank you :)

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    1. It was back in March and it's under "Anchor Charts."

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  12. Do you sell on Teachers Pay Teachers? I would love to buy your ten frame number cards and word wall posters!

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    1. If you click on the picture, you should be able to download them for free.

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  13. How do you have your cookie sheets attached to your wall? Looks like it is screwed...

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  14. I love your classroom! It is so organized and neat! How do you use the cookie sheets for your Daily Five rotation? I just started doing it this past year as well, and liked the idea of it, but didn't feel like my system for the students choosing their spots was very efficient or exciting for the kids. Thanks!

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  15. Hi! I'm wondering how you drilled through your baking sheets? I'm borrowing your idea :) I love it.

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    1. I used my husband's power drill and made a pilot hole then screwed them right to the wall. Shhhh.... don't tell! :)

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  16. I LOVE your word wall words! Do you sell on TPT or do you have a download for them?

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    1. I do have them if you'll send me an email.
      Zeekszoo@verizon.net address.

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