Hi all! I’ve been recuperating from back surgery and have been slacking on my blogging duties. The day before I went in for surgery, I spent some time with my upcoming student teacher and my classroom. By far, one of my favorite parts of a new school year is the redesign and redecorating of my classroom. And if anyone was able to hit up Target in the past few weeks, the back to school section was ON FIRE! I tried. I really, really tried but failed every time I went into the store. A few items here and there means a complete redo of my classroom. Here are a few pictures of my 2016-2017 classroom reveal (sneak peek) but I hope to have a full reveal as soon as I heal!
—-> Whiteboard Tables: I took my old chippy brown tables and used some Rustoleum brand white-board/dry erase paint (tutorial soon!) to make them more functional for group and collaborative work. Last year’s students also helped me with the format (seriously – ask your kids for help!) and I love it!
—-> Partition Wall Bulletin Boards: I share a “paper” partition with another teacher and have been putting off a redo. Some talented kids last year helped me to craft my new navy and white wall structure including my Winston Churchill board! I found this vintage school pendant at the Vintage Market at the Old Red Barn in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (you should check out my other blog for vintage goodness, The Charming Farmer) and picked up some party decorations from Michael’s craft store.
—-> New Map Bulletin Board: Finally! I’ve been meaning to redo my map bulletin board and wowsa! Using some leftover materials from my reading clinic week, my board looks amazing!
Still to do:
- finish literacy bulletin board
- border on door
- whiteboard film
- paint baskets and art shelf
- hang maps
- wood top on map cabinet
- contact paper on file cabinets
As you can see, I have quite a few more items to check off of my list and I’m hoping to finish a super cool project using this bad boy!
My classroom is about 50% complete and I can’t wait to share the rest with you! I would love to see your classroom reveal for the year – share in the comments below!