Classroom Reveal 2017: Bold and Brights Collection

I am so excited to share with you pictures of my classroom this year! This is my first classroom reveal post because, to be honest, it has taken 3 years to get my classroom to the point where many of the spaces make me super proud and happy : ) So come on in, let me show you around! 
I really didn’t plan to make many changes this year due to being pregnant. But then, I received the most AMAZING package in the mail from Creative Teaching Press.

Who could resist these borders?

So I went ahead and changed a few things up. Here’s the view when you are walking into my room.

Those ugly maroonish cabinets are my nemesis lol I have tried to cover them up in the past but NOTHING sticks to them.

Make a left when you walk through the door, and you will see our closet cubbies. It’s nice because after everyone has unpacked, I can close them for most of the day! There are 4 full length bulletin boards on the outside that get used A LOT!

Here is a closer look at my birthday chart! I used space on my closet doors to create the display last year. This year, I switched out the birthday cupcakes for birthday ice cream cones. I didn’t have my kiddos’ birthdays at the time of the picture but once I got them, I printed them off on 1.5 x 2 inch strips of paper and taped them on. 
  • Banner is from Target Dollar Spot last summer.
  • The ice cream cones are from Creative Teaching Press. It is in their Bold & Bright collection and you can find them here
Next up is my desk area. 
I ditched my big, bulky, brown teacher desk last year. This year, I bought the white desk from Ikea. I used a bed sheet and border from CTP to cover the wall and make an area to hang up all the pictures students gift me over the year. The space under my desk is an eye sore. Any ideas for covering up all those wires? : /

Here is a view of my classroom library corner. The white bookshelf is from Target. The black shelving unit was left in my room. It used to be green but I spray painted it black this year and I am SO happy with how it turned out. I organize my library by series and genres which makes up about half of my library. The other half is random baskets because, to be honest, it is not a priority of mine to keep it super organized. 

This is my FAVORITE classroom spot. I teach math and reading in small groups so this is where I spend a lot of my day. I moved the table here this year so I am excited to see how it works out. The whiteboard will house reading, writing and grammar anchor charts once we get started. I made the crate seats last year. I bought most of the crates from Wal-Mart and the fabric for the cushions at JoAnn Fabrics. My pink office chair is from Office Max. 
  • The letters on my word wall are from the Bold Brights collection at CTP. You can find them here
  • The letters for the words at the top of the wall can be found in my TPT store here. The black and white striped border is from CTP here
This is my main teaching spot. I sit in that rocking chair A LOT! I used the black and white polka dot border for both the bulletin board and for the back of my book shelf (which is magnetic!). Those white dots are magnetic hooks so I can hang a poster or anchor chart. 
  • The focus wall letters are from CTP and you can find them here
  • The READ letters are from Target Dollar Spot this year. 

I was inspired by Teaching 3rd with Mr. G to make this display of the books we have read this year. I made full page sized letters in PowerPoint and cut them out by hand to make the title. Then I printed out mini copies of the covers of books we have read so far. I attached them with mini (rainbow!) colored clothespins and yarn. The border is from Creative Teaching Press–find it here. 
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my classroom! Sweat equity, decor from Creative Teaching Press and help from my mom have all been essential for creating a welcoming classroom space : )

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