My classroom...

I am quite excited for the beginning of the school year! There isn't any project work hanging from the ceiling so it looks bare to me!! :) Hope you enjoy!


1st whole room view


Please excuse the fact that some of the signs are not "straight." This is my center choice board. The kids have name tags that hang on the hooks.



Computer center and word wall


SmartBoard



Calendar time!



All of my bookshelves are polka-dotted!



Writing Center


Reading center

I am super proud of my new chair pockets! My sweet mother made them! They are all blue canvas but they have different color polka-dot ribbon for each table!






3rd whole room view



:) Hope everyone is having a great start of school!

37 comments:

  1. Can I be in your class? I love your room and how colorful it is! Those are some lucky kids to be in your class!

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  2. Please tell me how you made your chair pockets!!!! I have been desperately searching for a template online and can't find one. If you wouldn't mind emailing it to me, I would be FOREVER grateful!!!! Thanks! {Also, your room looks amazing!}

    babblingabby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hi! Your room looks great! What did you use to put the names on the tables? It looks like stickers....do they come off easily? I love the look of it and would like to do it in my classroom! Thanks!
    Jacers21@yahoo.com

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  4. Your room looks amazing! War Eagle! : )

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  5. Thanks so much ladies!!! :)
    Abby--my mom just went through trial and error to make them. She didn't have a pattern. :(
    Jacy--I just use a big sharpie to write their names on the table. I've tried just about everything and the cutsie name tags that you can get, just don't stay on or look good after a few days. And you can't just use any permanent marker, it will wash off after you clean...get a giant sharpie! :)

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    1. what do you use to change the names year after year if it's in Sharpie?

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    2. Sharpies may say permanent, but with time and repeated washing the table, it will wear off. If all else fails, use an eraser. I do that on my pill bottle caps all the time.

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    3. Dry erase marker also removes permanent marker. Just color over top and erase! :)

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    4. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers take permanent marker off too.

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  6. I'm here from Abby's. I teach preschool in Opelika!
    Your room is awesome! I love all of your details and your big teaching wall. Hope you have a great year!

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  7. Your room does look great.. it reminds me a little of my kindergarten room. My bookshelves are all polka dotted too and my whole room is primary colors. SO cute! You did a great job. Where do you teach if you don't mind me asking? I saw where you said you were going to do a school blog. I did one last year and really liked it. I would love to follow your school blog too!

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  8. I love your room! I too, love polka dots and it looks as if we have the same teaching chair at our rug. :) I saw where you had posted a comment on my blog and I commented back. Hope you got it!

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  9. I saw a War Eagle...do you live in Auburn? I have family that lives in Auburn.

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  10. OMG! I love your classroom! I too made chairbags this school year from denim and love the fact you added the ribbon. Does the sharpie really come off good at the end of teh year?

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  11. Wow, your room looks so inviting. It looks like a lot of love and work went into it!

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  12. You room looks GREAT! Can you share where you got your dry erase word wall. I would love one for my kinder room. Thanks!

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  13. Great looking room, Meaghan! I miss AEEC!!!

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  14. I am an Auburn grad now living in South Carolina and found your blog when my co-teacher here pinned a picture of your choice board on pinterest! Small world! And War Eagle!

    I love your sharpie name idea! How do you remove the name?

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  15. I too love your sharpie name idea, but before I ruin my tables I want to know how you get the sharpie off. :)

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  16. I'm an Auburn grad so yay for AEEC. I now teach kindergarten in Birmingham. I absolutely loved AEEC. You can get the sharpie off the tables with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser...

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  17. I'm a Troy University grad and live in Dothan! I spent some time at the Early Education Center completing some lab hours! So glad to find you online! I teach preschool for Dothan City Schools! I have to change rooms next year and will def use some of your setup ideas!

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  18. I just love the Sharpie names on the tables! I am GOING to do this. And, I know that magic erasers get it off with a little rubbing. Thanks for the super idea!

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  19. Use an expo dry erase marker! It takes sharpie off of anything. Try it. You will be amazed!!!

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  20. I wasn't very clear. Sorry. Write on the desk with the sharpie. When you want to remove it, color over the sharpie with an Expo Dry Erase Marker and be quick to have a paper towel or old rag to wipe it off quick. As long as you're quick, the sharpie marker will come off....of anything (plastics, tables, laminated charts,) It's amazing. A really cool trick.

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  21. I LOVE your pictures and I LOVE LOVE your room! How precious!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  22. I would LOVE to have a classroom that big. My classroom is super TINY! I'm thinking about getting rid of my teacher desk just to have more space.

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  23. Beautiful job! Your room is so clean, organized and inviting. I love it!!

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  24. CAN I ASK WHAT YOU USE FOR CALENDAR THAT WAS HANGING ON YOUR WALL?

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  25. Love your room! How did you get the curtains above your cabinets?

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  26. Beautiful classroom! Where did you get your Writing Centers alphabet letters with the pictures of various items? I would love to use these with my daughter!

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  27. Will share your ideas with teachers next fall! Thx. Karen
    OTinPublicSchools.blogspot.com

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  28. Could you email me a copy of the handwriting letter cards you have hanging in your writing center? mrscatherwood@gmail.com I know my team would love this!

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  29. I love this classroom! I start teaching next year and I am a HUGE fan of resourceful centers! What kind of centers do you have to choose from and what procedures do you use to determine who goes where?

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  30. I was wondering about the names on the tables as well. What did you use to do that? Do they stay on well all school year? What about getting them off? I also teach kindergarten and am constantly reminding students to stop picking at them.

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  31. I was curious where you got your alphabet cards & number cards hanging in your writing center? We would love a copy! Where can we get some?

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  32. I love your writing center. Can you please share where you got the letter and number cards? Here's my email: jepsonc@svusd.org
    Thanks

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