So here it is... my classroom. I got a great deal on fadeless paper and bought a bunch of their color Orchid. It's a great lavender color, but sometimes when the light hits it, it does look kind of pink. Not ideal, but overall I'm happy with the affect. And I'm getting rave reviews from my colleagues. My principal already asked me to use the paper in our conference room which is currently beige and drab.
In addition to the lavender on the walls, I have black, white, and polka dot accents everywhere. My library cards feature b&w polka dots.
When the orchid paper was on the wall it was very overwhelming so I took black butcher paper and created large black square boards. I love the entire look!
My class jobs area. I have the students during the first week, "apply" for the jobs, but I change them every month. Hopefully each kid will get to do the majority of the jobs. They think it's funny when they are "unemployed."
Ignore the plethora of bags I was taking home to finish things up this weekend. While my classroom is done, my lesson plans are not!
My teacher desk area. I got the 5 shelf bookshelf over the summer and it fits perfectly into the spot between the cubbies and the wall. And my desk was that drab beige metal. I bought polka dot wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby (my favorite!) and my mom "wrapped" my desk. I should have taken a better picture of the front of my desk so you can see how she wrapped each drawer face as well. I love it!
My front board area. I don't write on the white board that often since I have an elmo and projector, but I always make sure to have my schedule for the day posted, the date, our prep schedule, and table points.
Our "reading graffiti" wall. Last year I did this for the very first time and my kids loved it They would find absolutely awesome quotes from their books and add them to the wall. They loved writing on the wall.
My art supplies, games, puzzles, thesauruses and dictionaries are all organized and ready to go! Love these bins from the dollar section at Target. Great pop of color.
We're starting the year off by reading "Wonder" by RJ Palacio. I love that book and how it builds community in the classroom. Such a great way to kick off the year!
View from my front board.
Hanging from the ceiling are my table numbers and beautiful flowers I got from Schoolgirl Style's shop. They are so fun and an original way to display my table signs.
View from my desk
View from the back door
I hope you enjoyed seeing my brand new classroom!