Aug 21, 2012

Twas the Night Before School..........

Don't you L.O.V.E. the night before school?  My favorite thing about the night before school is standing in the doorway with your lights out just peering and admiring the view.  It's clean, put together, floors still look great..... there's just something about it.  I think it's all the hard work we put into making our rooms look great.  I mean, for weeks and weeks, the ideas flow, you plan, buy, prep, buy, organize, buy, print things out, buy, buy, buy, buy and buy some more.  So, to step back and just admire all the sweat, tears, time and energy that we've put into our room is something I try to do each year on the night before school.
This year, for the first time in a LONG time, I'm LOVING my room.  I love the colors, I love the set up, I love the feeling I get when I walk in.  It's a happy feeling and I'm a happy person, so my room and I were made for each other.  :)

Here are a few pictures of my classroom.  A few changes from last year are........

I took off the ribbon and used crepe paper for ALL my borders! 
I used cupcake liners to make a few of my bulletin boards cuter.
My mom and dad helped me to make my crate seats after Em's hubby cut the wood!
They also helped cover a chair and table.  No I did not break ANY labor laws by using the rents.  They happily, with a huge smile asked, "What else can we do to help?"  Dangerous words to ask a teacher.  :)
I made a few banner things out of polka-dot paper plates and I heart them!
Oh yeah!  One of the most important is just about every bulletin board is blank.  I wanted to build the room this year since I will have three classes of firsties.  I'm so excited for this because I've N.E.V.E.R. done this! 
I'm sure by now you're like.... "Stop typing and just show the pics!"  So without further adieu......
Enjoy!!!














Take a moment to admire your own room!!!!  Have a GREAT first day if you haven't started yet!!
By the way... if you haven't linked up with Miss Nelson yet, hop on over to her Before and After giveaway!!!! :)

 

Maria










  

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for being an AWESOME blog follower! NOW, I'm following you, and I LOVE your classroom! WOW, it's HUGE!

    Marie
    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!! :) I'm looking forward to this growing/learning experience! Any interest in a "Writer's Workshop Linky"? I'm thinking about it since I'll be doing all the writing for our firsties this year. :) Let me know!
      Maria

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    2. I would LOVE a Writer's Workshop linky! I'm actually doing a guest post on getting students interested in Writing! I think that would be a great Linky~!
      Marie
      The Hands-On Teacher in First!

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  2. Maria--your room looks absolutely amazing and there is such a good feeling when you walk into it! I am so excited to be a part of your magic this year!
    Em

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  3. Thanks for posting pics. I promise to make it over to gawk, I mean, admire. Hope you had an AMAZING first day! See you soon!

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    1. First day was busy, as you know how that goes! :) Come by anytime! Maybe I should have you over for tea. :)
      Maria

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  4. I absolutely LOVE your room, Maria! It's got such a homey feeling to it. i hope y'all had a good first week of teaching! :)

    Sara

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    1. Thanks so much for taking a peek at our room! It is sooooo different than what I'm used to in a typical classroom, but since I'm only teaching writing, I wanted it to "feel" different when the kids walked in. :)
      I hope your subbing jobs are going well!!!
      Maria

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  5. Love your classroom pictures.
    You should link up here
    http://www.missnelsonsgotthecamera.blogspot.com/2012/08/giveaway.html

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  6. Thanks for linking up :) Good Luck!

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  7. Holy Cow-your room looks great. Jealous of your cute decor! Let's get together soon!
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Sarah!!!! I would LOVE too! Maybe some ice cream????? Graeter's???? YUM, YUM!
      Maria

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