28 August 2016

Come On In to My 1st Grade Classroom

Come on in!!! I'm so excited you're here, and I'm even more excited to share a space that is near and dear to my heart...my classroom!

My husband and I moved back to Florida this past summer, so I'm at a new school, and in 1st grade!

I hope you'll stay awhile, and enjoy your look around my first grade classroom!
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
Since I am at a different school this year, I feel like it took me FOREVER to get things set up, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result. I should also mention that I had LOTS of help from my family, and beyond thankful for their time!

The inspiration for my classroom this year came from my favorite colors, and the borders below!
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
You can find the letters pictured below HERE, or by clicking the picture.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
Below at the outside of my door, as well as my door open looking in.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
The view from the door. After several requests for my classroom rules, you can grab them HERE.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
To left of the door are my computers, work on writing, and word work areas.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
The letters pictured above the white board can be found HERE, or by clicking the picture.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
I really my alphabet to be simple, and cute. I went with a white background for the very first time, and I love the way it looks! You can find them HERE.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.

A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
One of my favorite places in my classroom is the classroom library!
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.

A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.

A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.

A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.

A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
I've used community supplies since I first started teaching 7 years ago, and I love them! Here's how I organize most of the supplies, store book boxes, and label pretty much everything!
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
I use one side of my white board to display standards, our schedule, and the calendar. Below the calendar is our special's rotation, as well as how I keep track of team captains.
The clips below that hold the dates on my calendar are beyond amazing! I use them for everything! They're called Stikki Clips and you can find them HERE.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
I always have an area in my classroom dedicated for "taking a break." Sometimes students need a minute or two away from the rest of the class to calm down, gather their thoughts, think about something, and/or refocus. The signs below are from Teaching in Progress.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
Outside of our classroom is a large bulletin board where work will be displayed. In the meantime, I used THESE signs so that it wasn't just a blank bulletin board. The labels are from Lucky Little Learners...you can find them HERE.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
A detailed picture tour of setting up, organizing, and decorating a 1st grade classroom.
Thanks for spending some time in my first grade classroom! I'd love for you to check out my friends' classrooms too!
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18 comments

  1. Your classroom looks great! I really love the big bright letters! Hoping you have a fantastic year!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  2. Your classroom looks AMAZING! I love the bright letters, too! I am loving your labels! Have a TERRIFIC year!
    Karen

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  3. Ok... your classroom library is fabulous. The library is always my favorite part of the classroom, so I completely agree there! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful classroom.

    Have an amazing year!
    Jen :)

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  4. I love every part of your room. I love that you have a designated space for kids to take a break and regroup!

    Hope

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  5. What an amazing classroom!! I love your giant "be kind, try your best, be safe" sign. What a great reminder for the kids throughout the day. Have a great year!! :)

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  6. Your classroom is truly amazing! I would want to be in your class if I were a child. I appreciate the hard work as no one can have a room looking like that without hours of planning, creating and putting it all together. Lucky kids! Environment is so important. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Where can I find a template for the giant letters ?! Thx !

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    1. Hello! I just posted the template for the big letters in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: you can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bulletin-Board-Letters-ALL-CAPS-3232773. Thank you :)

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  8. Love!! Do you mind sharing where you found those cute letters?!

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    1. Thank you! I actually made them using my Silhouette Cameo, however, I just posted a printable template in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: you can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bulletin-Board-Letters-ALL-CAPS-3232773.

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  9. I love the bright colors amd letters in your classroom! Can you please tell me where you purchased those or share how to make them?

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    1. Thank you! I actually made them using my Silhouette Cameo, however, I just posted a printable template in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: you can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bulletin-Board-Letters-ALL-CAPS-3232773.

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  10. Where did you find your black border with polka dots?

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  11. Where can I purchase your large letter template and the banner letters?

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    1. Thank you! I actually made the large letters using my Silhouette Cameo, however, I just posted a printable template in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: you can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bulletin-Board-Letters-ALL-CAPS-3232773. I'm working on a banner template that should be available soon :)

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  12. Did you create your book basket labels? Where could I find them? Love the picture support!! Your classroom looks great, I'm sure your kiddos had a wonderful year!

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  13. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your classroom rules and giant reminder at the head of the class. Is it possible that you sell those giant letters too?! I was also hoping I could ask you to add "Be ready to learn" as a classroom rule. I would be willing to purchase! I absolutely love the look of yours!

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    1. Thank you! I actually made the large letters using my Silhouette Cameo, however, I just posted a printable template in my Teachers Pay Teachers store: you can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bulletin-Board-Letters-ALL-CAPS-3232773. I'm working on a banner template that should be available soon :)

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