Room Reveal!

I'm back! Have been lazy busy this last while! Decisions to be made and things to do! I decided it was time to tackle my classroom, so have been in school for over a week - fiddling! I won't know until August 27th whether I can return, but see no reason why it shouldn't happen. I shouldn't 'officially' have been in school, but just couldn't leave it until my return. (Also felt it would be good to have it all set up for a sub, if necessary).

I love my classroom, but it's quite small.  I have never done a theme before - you will see why when I add some pics - and 'ummed' and 'ahhed' about it for ages!  My room is primary colors:  red doors, yellow walls, blue carpet and blinds, green woodwork, red cupboards, green chairs and colored tables - I'm sure you get the idea!  On top of that the ceiling is vaulted, so I can't hang anything and I'm not allowed to put anything on the walls.  I have 3 bulletin boards and 2 walls of windows - all very limiting!  Of course I chose a safari theme - coordinates very well with primary colors - haha!  After an interesting discussion about themes on facebook, I decided to commit 100% and have had loads of fun setting it all up - printing, cutting, laminating, cutting, blisters - I'm sure this is familiar!
I still have my library to set up and other bits and bobs, but it's more or less ready for start of term - yay! I'm afraid photography is not my strong point.....but here goes....
View from my desk - thanks Cyndie for the stripe idea!

View from back of room
'Work to roar about'

Birthday board:  the balloons are meant to be colored zebra stripes and the students are tree-frogs!

Calendar on the back of library book shelves and table points system which needs a clever safari name! Number words have moved to another board and have been replaced by library posters.
Library posters

My very small, yet to be sorted, library!

View towards back of room

My focus wall - remind me to move the letters over to the right!  This includes a 'must do', 'may do' board.

My behavior system - I have ordered cute little animal clothespins!

Task board to the right of the focus wall.  This relates to the 'may do' board.

View to my other wall of windows!
My safari alphabet and desk.  Yes, they are on the wall!  My bad!

My other bulletin board - seasonal, plus a small reading stamina board.

Creation station, yet to be completed!

Useless vaulted ceiling!

Play drawers.

Registration system.  I have lost 2 students so now have 30 - yay!

So, that's it - I hope you enjoyed the tour!  I am itching to get back in the classroom, but will have to be patient!  I'm sure many of you are back in full swing - wishing you all a fabulous start to the year!

16 comments

  1. Wow, you have a colorful room, I love it! Nice job with your safari theme :)



    Dee:)
    OvertheMoonBow.com

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Dee! The colors are a bit 'in your face' and the space is limited with 30 kids, but I've made a start and am happy with it so far!

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  2. I love your room Wendy! It is so bright and cheerful! Looks like you all ready to go :)
    Michelle
    from Well, Michelle?

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I definitely feel ready to hit the ground running! There's nothing worse than having to tackle your room, when the kids are in. A lot of my colleagues do it that way. Too stressful for me, I have to have it ready to go!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Martha - you are too kind! :)

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  4. Love the Born to be Wild window. What an awesome room for your kiddos.

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    1. Aww! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment! I can't wait to see their little faces when they come through the door! :)

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  5. Wow! It looks great, I especially love the palm trees, yes that ceiling is quite useless isn't it, I have one in my room as well, impossible to hang anything!

    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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    1. The tree on the door looks a bit awkward because I had to try and cover a set of coat hooks - lol! Yep - pretty rubbish ceiling - haha! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. Very cute and functional for the limited space you were given. Love it! :)

    Kayla Shook
    www.texasteachingfanatic.com

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    1. Thank you! If I could double the space or half the amount of students, it would be perfect - lol!

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  7. You really threw yourself into your classroom theme - I love it! :) It looks AMAZING! :) I love your behavior clip chart - too cute! :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. Aww - you are sweet! My hubs cut a piece of wood to act as the trunk (I painted it!) which means the charts are away from the door to give room for the clothespins. The cutie clothespins arrived today, so I will be adding more pics soon - lol! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. I love the bright colors in your room - it's so cheerful! I (currently, but maybe someday) do not have a blog, but I am adding you to my "follow" list. I teach 1st grade in the beautiful state of Washington. I dream of coming to Ireland someday, where a large part of my family tree originated. Have a great year with your kiddos!

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    1. Aww, Kim - you would love it here - apart from the rain maybe - lol! I hope you get a blog up and running soon - it really is good fun and a great way to meet people! Thanks so much for following - I'll be sure to look out for you! :)

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