Sunday, November 11, 2012

Better late than never...{Classroom Tour}

I never posted pictures of my classroom this year!!!  Well, some things have already changed in the room, but here is what it looked like at the beginning--all shiny, clean, and ready for this year's group of Super Smarties...

Here is our classroom library, station baskets, and word wall! The colorful buckets on top of the shelves hold the library books, and the green baskets below them are filled with literacy station choices.      The kids just take the basket full of choices to their station area.  

Kind of hard to tell from the picture, but the library bin labels are chalkboard-themed!  I wanted to tie in chalkboards as much as I could, along with a "shabby chic" look.  I wanted my classroom to be a cozy, cheery place!  

Hey, Junie B.!  She hangs out near our little couch and chairs that my sweet mom bought me my very first year teaching!  I love that furniture, and my green umbrella.  It makes reading feel like a day at the beach!

Here is our Daily Five station board.   

One Pinterest project this summer was creating this string of lights for the back wall!  All I did was tie strips of cloth to it!  {Don't pay any attention to those cords!  They go to the SmartBoard.}  

There's Richard in his little bird nest!  He sits with a new friend in our class every other week! 

The Math Investigators station board!  

"Chalkboard" color word wall.

Super Smarties work display in the hall.



traci527 said...

Oh I LOVE IT! Could you share where you go your white scalloped board?

Sarah Cooley said...

Thanks traci! I had the polka dot brown border last year (with the big dots)--I think it was from Creative Teaching Press, and just flipped it over this year to the white side!!!

Kristen Danielle said...

Hi Sarah! Your classroom is so nice!!

I am in need of some advice. I am a first year teacher (graduating in December) & have been offered a job to take over a first grade classroom midyear. Do you have any tips/suggestions/advice that would help a teacher starting in the middle of the year... not to mention a first year teacher! Any help is greatly appreciated. :) My e-mail is

Rachelle said...

LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Saoud said...

So crisp and clean! Cute!!!

Unknown said...

I love your classroom! It looks so fun and welcoming. I bet your kiddos just love it! The furniture in your reading area is great! That looks so cozy. Love your room!

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Jessica Laurine said...

OMG I just LOVE the white wicker furniture! Your room is too cute! :)

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Unknown said...

Sarah I've always loved your little Richard!! You said he sits with one of your kiddos every other week? How do they get picked for the privilege?

❤ -Stephanie
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Allison said...

Hey, don't mind me just jumping in here...I was in the same situation as you my first year - hired in January to take over a 1st grade classroom. It was CRAZY! Just know that it will probably be nuts, you will feel like you have no idea what you're doing, but you will be fine and you will make it! My advice is get to know your team as quick as possible and rely on their help as much as possible! Good luck!

Ms.M said...

Looks wonderful!!!
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Unknown said...

I am loving the fabric and lights on the wall!!!

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