Saturday, August 17, 2013

Classroom Tour and Back to School Sale on TPT

I am joining the huge sale on TPT.  August 18-19th, my entire store will be 20% off plus when you use the promo code BTS13 you get an additional 8 % for a total of 28% off all items:) Pretty good deal. I know I've been wishlisting (is that a word?) a lot myself. Thanks to Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah designs for the clip art. 

Now, on to my classroom pictures. I am probably going to have to redo this post, because a little person was with me (aka Joy) when I finally got around to taking pictures. I let her color their first day activity but I knew it wouldn't last long. So I was in a hurry. Then my phone was full so I had to delete a lot of pictures. Joy decided to get antsy about then, so suffice it to say these are not the best pictures in the world. I also forgot to take pics of my bulletin boards outside. 
I did a pirate theme this year. I've never really done a theme before. I think my classroom has never looked cleaner or better. I even got a teenage girl from our church to come in and help me and she did an awesome job. I am dead tired. My fabulous sister is babysitting today so I can have a much needed break. 


This is the "before" shot. They clean the floors during the summer so everything is moved around. 

There's Joy Joy's coloring:) She also colored all over the desk so that's waiting on me Monday morning. 

my little helper :)

"teacher's corner"

Going to have to update those pics.

View from when you walk in the door.

my focus wall- pirate style

math supplies- ran out of labels and the parent-teacher store was out. Argh. The punctuation cards were free on TPT. Love them.

This is how I decided to store all those anchor charts. I have tons of puppets and found this shoe carousal at Wal-Mart. There are puppets on the inside. It works perfectly! And has room to grow!

the reading nook

love this rug I found at Wal-Mart

My husband so patiently helped me set up this sailboat. I found the bamboo rods and basket at Hobby Lobby. We put expanding foam in it and covered it with rocks. I'm going to trim off the excess plastic. It was still drying when we left last night, so I hope it's okay!

Circo® Pirate/Octopus Pillow

I forgot to take a picture of the pirate octopus pillow I bought from Target so this is from their website. He's so adorable! He's sitting on the chair.

literacy station signs- sorry so fuzzy  These are in my store. 

                                                pirate word wall from TPT

This is my little station where I do my grading/ attendance/ Promethean board. I loved how the bulletin board turned out. The fabric is a sheet I got from the thrift store for 2 bucks! I haven't finished it yet. We just got our class rolls yesterday so I don't know anyone's birthdays.

These are my whole brain teaching rules I created. I drew the pirate kids. The rest of the clipart I bought from who is super cheap right now. Everything is $1.00. A couple of things are from scrappindoodles.

The blue chevron fabric was also from Hobby Lobby. We have a new first grade teacher and she covered her shelves with fabric and I loved how it looked so I got myself on down to Hobby Lobby. It hides all my junk plus it's so bright and colorful. The numbers and number words were from TPT. My laminating machine is probably tired. Best gift ever. 

homework basket and supplies 

cutest student ever!!!

small group reading area

listening station and word wall

Promethean board

The Parent Teacher Store has magnetic border now!!

                                                           Pirate Months of the Year

Whew! I think that's it. Kids come Monday! 


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