Finally DONE! & Word Wall Cards

TAAAA-DAHHHHHH!!!!!!

I have finally finished all that I can before I leave tomorrow for my much needed VAY-CAY-SHUN!


The before picture:
My teeny classroom looking all dark and dingy!

And after...
In all its glory:
  A couple different views!


My focus wall!

Marvelous Math!
I'm going to try out having 8 different math tubs and see how it goes this year.
I still need to buy 3 more tubs, but I figure I will rotate them in and out with different themed math games and skills.
Who else does this and how do you like it?!?


My labels for my class library.
I'm only starting year 3 as a teacher so I don't have THAT many books yet!
C'mon Scholastic Book Club!

Daily 5 board, thanks to Lindsey @ The Teacher Wife!

My area - completely blank... but I can work on that right when I get home from vacation. At least it's clean!

I also finished my First Week Fun! packet that I plan to do with my kids that first week of school.
Some highlights from the pack:
 Lots of easy-to-use printables to help students get familiar with the classroom and their new classmates!
We also read My Mouth is a Volcano at the beginning of the year and I made this little craft to go with the book!

Last but not least, my friend asked me to make her this printable word wall set for her classroom and it is now up on TPT!

  •  Alphabet headers
  •  Dolch sight words (pre-primer, primer, and grade 1)
  • 4 different *no-prep* word wall activities for your students

[click on the image to see a closer view]

Now, I am off to pack!!!
{Wedding dress shopping in T-minus 6 days, ahhhhhh!}

26 comments

  1. Enjoy your vacation!! Your room looks absolutely perfect!! Have fun wedding dress shopping! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Your kids will love their new room! Nice job! How do you like using your chair pockets? Where did you buy those from? They look so nice and tidy...I'm seriously considering. :)

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    1. I LOVE my pockets! Mine are denim Aussie Pouches (http://www.aussiepouch.com/) I was given a class set as a gift, so I was REALLY lucky because they are like 15-20$ a piece. But mine are also really old, so I have been buying 1 or 2 a month to start replacing them :)

      They are super tidy and I hateeee desks lol

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  3. Awesome that you are done...it looks great! Bet that's a great feeling! Have fun on your vay-cay!

    ~ Mizz J
    Apple Blossoms

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    1. Thanks Mizz! It is a great feeling... I finally took a breath when I was done. Now, I can just relax

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    1. Thanks Corinna!! I will try to keep my teacher brain OFF

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  5. Your room looks fantastic! Great job!!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

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  6. Super cute!!!! When you get back I will hopefully have posted some classroom pics. I still have desks, BOO! I wanted tables this year.... but that's the way it fell.

    I LOVED trying on dresses. Felt like a princess 9 years ago in two days!!!!! : ) Enjoy every minute because that, like everything else in life goes soooooo fast!
    Maria
    http://curiousfirsties.blogpost.com

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    1. I will try to savor the moment!! Thank you Maria! And happy anniversary!!

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  7. Rock on sister . . . your room looks fab-oo! Thanks for sharing pictures. I love seeing what my buddies are up to. However, I found myself wishing that your cute little room was right down the hall rather than a state away :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. For realz!!! Oh man, that would be so much fun!

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  8. Your room looks great! I always did Math tubs in kindergarten, I had a mixed group of JK and SK kids so my kids always worked in partners, chosen by me. I had enough bins for every partner to have their own. All bins were activities or games, no worksheets. I typically started with sorting activities for all the bins, then introduced my other strands one at a time. Once all my strands were covered I set up the bins with themed multi strand activities. For example winter themed bins had counting snowflakes, ordering snowman number cards, graphing winter sport pics with a dice, etc. My students loved them! Good luck!

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    1. I love this! Thank you Amanda, I think when I et back I will buy a few more tubs so I can always have enough for all the pairs. I'm excited to try it out!

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  9. Your room looks amazing! Your kids are going to have so much fun in there. I love the colors and decorations you chose.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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    1. Thank you Amy, that means a lot! I tried my best to mask how small and jail-cell like it is!

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  10. I like your READ letters...cute! Your word wall looks great too! Thanks for sharing pictures, it is always so fun to see others rooms!

    Come link up with my "Back to School To-Do List" Linky Party!

    Julie
    http://msshopesclass.blogspot.com/

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  11. Did you make your alphabet cards and book bin labels? I can't find them on your tpt sight What pack is it in?
    Thanks for your help!

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    1. My ABC cards on my word wall are from Katie King's TPT store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Decor-Red-Blue-Yellow-Green

      My word wall packet is here:
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-Wall-Cards-and-Activities-Primary-Bunting-Polka-Dots

      I didn't make my labels available :( Maybe when I have a few minutes I will add them to my store!

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  12. Hi!
    I am based in Australia, and when I look at all of these sites about room organisation, I am instantly jealous about the sizes of your classrooms over there, so I was SOOOOOO PLEASED to see that you've worked with a small space in such an AMAZING WAY!

    I would like to ask... Your 'Wall of Wow' do you use that to showcase any work of students that is out standing?

    Thanks
    Jem :)

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  13. All I could think about what how much your classroom shape, smallness, etc. looked like mine. Well, it probably is the same floorplan! (I forget that you teach in Vegas!) Looking good!

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  14. I know this is late, but I like what you did. I'm moving into a smaller room this year and I have some new ideas. Thanks so much!

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