Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Morning in My Classroom!

Well, I spent the morning in my classroom today. I left my husband with my son at home and had a "relaxing" time all to myself in my room! I felt like I got several things accomplished that had been swimming around in my mind for days. Here are some pictures of what I accomplished this morning!

The first thing I worked on was my Math Workshop Rotation Board. I am changing the way I teach math this year by implementing a Math Workshop. I am super excited. I got the Math Workshop Rotation Board idea from the amazing Clutter-Free Classroom. You can check hers out by clicking HERE

The next thing I worked on was my new table cloths. I purchased the material at Hobby Lobby and it covered three buffet tables and a small desk that my mailboxes sit on. I purchased 6 yards of black and 3 yards of red fabric. This fabric was the same pattern that I used for my crate seats and my office chairs. I also had some fabric left over for a curtain for my door window!

The next thing I completed was a few of my bulletin boards. I used my Cricut for the Mickey Font letters. Then I changed my Classroom Rules Board and Lunch Menu Chart to black and red polka dot boards that I purchased at my local educational supply store.

I also placed boarder on my white board and posted my calendar and my objectives.

Finally, I revamped my student book boxes with black and red duct tape and new polka dot numbers.


I also wanted to post about a few things I already had completed that I haven't posted about in the last week. I purchased these really creative hand signal signs from Clutter-free Classroom.

I also covered one of my plastic drawer shelves with scrapbook paper.... an idea from Pinterest, of course!

LASTLY, I finally took a picture of my lesson plan drawers. I have used this system since my first year of teaching six years ago. I got the idea from  my cooperating teacher during student teaching. I use these mulit-colored drawers that I have labels Mon.-Fri. and it holds two weeks worth of lesson plan materials. Each afternoon before I leave for the day, I place the next day's drawer on the corner of my desk. I then cycle through the drawers depending on what day of the week it is.


  1. WOW! You were able to get a lot done, congrats!!! I love your color scheme because I, like you LOVE polka dots! I am lovin' your lesson plan drawers, I may just have to copy that.

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  2. Thanks for posting! Go right ahead and use that lesson plan drawer idea! I love it and it makes my days so much more manageable!


  3. I LOVE it all!!! I have given you an award...come on over to claim it!! (You might have already received it before)


  4. I love all your polka dots! That's the theme I want to use this year too. Haven't been able to get into my classroom yet (and I'm at a new school this year, so I have NOTHING done right now, and I'm itching to get in!) but you've definitely given me a few new ideas! I'm your newest follower! :)

    Maestra Bilingue

  5. I love your classroom! The red and black look great together! I am your newest follower! :)

    Fabulous and Fun 4th Graders

  6. Love your room!! I am a new follower :)

  7. I LOVE your room!! Wow!! I don't even know where to begin. The colors are wonderful! I can't stick to such a cohesive color scheme. That is a lot of work! I also nominated you for a blog award! Stop by to pick it up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. Love how your room looks all pulled together!

    Mrs. B's Nook