Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tour De Class 2.0

First of all, I wanted to link up on the rocking back to school linky party thrown by Jeannie from Kindergarten Lifestyle.  Here's mine.  Important because I heart shopping!  I am often taken aback by my shopping cravings come August.  I am no longer drawn to the allure of the malls; instead I seek out the biggest and baddest teacher store around....Teacher Heaven!! 

Back to business.  I've spent almost 2 weeks in my classroom.  Unpacking, painting shelves, and waiting on construction workers who'd rather siesta in the lounge.  I'm not saying my room is finished.  Just finished *enough* that no one will notice that I'm not finished.   I still have quite a few projects on the horizon, but for now--I give up!  So here goes....Tour de Room 128....the elusive first grade classroom on the corner.

And I will start in the corner of my room.  Here is the required IB board.  You will notice the sink that doesn't turn on, along with my turn in buckets & bins that house my handouts for the week. 

Next we move on to my computers.  One I still can't find the cords to, whoops.  That should be fixed by the time I have kiddos.  Did you see my naked tree.....see, projects! 

I'm skipping my teacher cabinet corner.  Nothing exciting, short of a boggle board and some file folder games.
My Smartboard is BACK!!  And my favorite thing ever with this construction, they mounted my projector from ceiling!! 

Here is Bertie's corner.  She could probably use a new bed, but she's happy enough just to be at school and in the mix of things! Those shelves are the reason I was walking around with lime green hands yesterday.  Thanks Rustoleum!


Here's my word wall; which has still not been taped off into boxes....project.  My computer, also not set up.  Oh yeah, I guess this is my desk.  It's actually just my small group table, but I got rid of my teacher desk last year.  It took up WAY too much space in my little room, and all it ended up being was a graveyard for piles.  Piles and piles of papers. 

Moving along, this is my unfinished calendar spot.  Along with the tiniest focus wall ever!  I'm missing 2 of my odd number finger pics...I guess if they don't show up I'm taking pictures again.

My favorite tree....not naked.  Helpers, behavior chart, and listening center.  Future home to my Daily 5 board.  Again, projects.

This is the only workstation board I have up....math.  And of course, homeworkopoly--a class favorite!

And finally.... my clean desk fairy, Deskerella.  But what I really wanted you to see was my favorite find of the summer....mustache duct tape!!'s on the hanging bucket for office notes.  I heart mustaches of any form.  And who doesn't love duct tape?!

I believe I'm finished enough for kiddos to come in week after next.  Also finished enough not to lay awake at night thinking about  it.  We shall see.....

So how are all y'alls classrooms coming along?  I can't wait to see pics!!


  1. It looks great! I love the flowers. You've come a long way since the bare walls! It's so hard to wait on someone else's schedule.

  2. Lov the classroom!! Super cute. :) I have the same thoughts about shopping, although recently I had that panic about needing school clothes. Good luck! I'm your newest follower.

  3. I love your blog and glad I found it. I have found some great ideas to use with my class. Im your newest follower. Below is a link to my blog.
    Flying Into First Grade

  4. Wow! You have a really cute classroom!!!! I am nominating you for the Liebster Award!!! I started following you a few days ago! I am impressed!!