Sunday, August 18, 2013

First Grade Blue Skies Classroom Reveal 2013!

I am done!  I mean, I am not "done, done" but I am pretty close to done!  I am not, however, ready for students yet.  There is always so much to do!
My classroom revealed....
I will warn you, I have a lot of pictures to share.  I'm a fan of photography =)





My Book Cover Banner made using Maria at Kinder-Craze's tutorial!



My data board using my Question of the Day:

Do you not love my new IKEA cart?? (this is behind my desk where I post notes and cute little things my kids give me...I like it messy, apparently!)

Hallway above my bulletin board...thank you to Justine Buck for the idea she shared on Instagram. If you don't follow here, you should!!  She is SUPER talented!

Banner out of colored burlap. I painted the letters with a stencil I borrowed from our Second Grade 
(Thank you, Paige!)






My new IKEA stools:



Open House:

If you're interested in having your own custom class brochure created, click {here}


I am also (bravely) sharing a video tour of my classroom!
I almost died when I heard my voice!  EEk!  Ignore all the times I say, "fun stuff" please. I am so nervous about sharing it, so please, no mean comments.  If you don't have anything nice to say, well, you know the rest =)


Hope you weren't too bored and that you enjoyed this tour of my home away from home!  I may try to do a video...but that will be later! lol)
Don't forget the HUGE Back to School Sale going on right now on TPT!
(thank you Lidia for the button!)
You can get a great deal on some of my fav products!  (Geo Board It, Pattern Block Sight Words, Beginning of School Labeling Pack...)

44 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great classroom! Lots of time and attention to details. How did you cover your small group kidney shaped table? It's ALL adorable!!
    MLawley

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    1. I covered it very SLOWLY! lol I have another post about it, if you click on "classroom pics" or "ideas" under the labels tab on the right hand side of my blog you should be able to find it =)

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  2. I love your room. It makes me want to find a spot and watch you teach. It feels so inviting. I can't wait for the video. :)

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  3. I want to go back t
    o first grade
    ...in your class. IT is beautiful, colorful and fun!

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  4. The cutest classroom ever and I mean that!!! I'm a first grade teacher as well and I think it's important to have a classroom that's appealing to the children!

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  5. LOVE all the banners! I got a little banner obsessed this year. I see we both also used the same blue chevron shelf adhesive...great minds think alike :) The classroom looks fabulous!!

    Elyse
    Happily Teaching

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  6. So bright and cheerful! I'm so envious of classrooms with more forgiving fire marshalls, you have such great ideas. :) The book banner is one of my fave things. :D

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  7. I'm in LOVE. Love all of the polka dots and color. It looks so cozy and inviting. Your kids will LOVE it. I especially love the burlap banner and the other banners. Precious.

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  8. I have fallen in love...completely and totally. Your room looks so joyful! I'm feeling a wee bit overwhelmed at the moment...but your cuteness has motivated me to push forward! xoxo

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  9. What an awesome room! My classroom will definitely not achieve the cuteness that your room has. But I hope to achieve that in my classroom some day! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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  10. I love, love, love your classroom! Everything coordinates so perfectly and that book banner looks spectacular. Thanks for the shout-out!

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  11. awesome! How did you make your cute sign? (second to last pic) Is it on wood? Thanks for sharing your room!

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    1. The 2nd to the last pic is of my back to school brochure for parents and the smartie pants treat for my students. Is that what you meant? =)

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  12. Can you share what you put in your back to school brochure? We have a Backpack Night before school starts (the kiddos drop off their supplies) and I want to have something simple for the parents that night and get into the bulk of everything at Curriculum Night (in a couple of weeks).

    Your room is super cute -- I love all the banners and poms!

    Bobbi
    Bitty Bilinguals

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    1. Here is a link with pictures of what is in it:
      http://firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com/2012/06/class-brochure.html
      and here is a link to the ones I sell:
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Custom-Themed-Brochure-for-Back-to-School-265152
      Hope that helps! =)

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  13. I'm swooning over here!!! I love your room! So lov-er-ly!!!

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  14. I Puffy heart LOVE all of your banners! Especially the book cover one! Genius!

    Ginger Snaps

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Your room looks great! I love the color scheme!

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  16. The most fabulous classroom ever! Love the blues! I can't imagine how long that must have taken you to do. :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  17. I am in LOVE with your room! It makes me want to go to Ikea and buy everything in the store to make mine look as amazing as yours. I know it takes time to accumulate everything, but I want it NOW!

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  18. I love, love your room!! There is not an inch of it that isn't filled with something fabulous!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  19. Your room looks wonderful! :)

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  20. Girl it looks PERFECT! But I would expect nothing less! I have been wanting that IKEA cart so bad! Hope your school year goes great and lets plan a get together soon!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

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  21. Love your banners/bunting. Did you make them yourself? I went a little crazy with the "dots on turquoise" and matching pennant borders!

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    1. I did...except for the one over my windows...it is a paper one fro the party section at Target =)

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  22. Looks great. I love your polka dot rug! Where did you find it?

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  23. Where did you find your book tubs? Love them!

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    1. Which ones? Most of my storage either comes from Target, Big Lots, or WalMart =)

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  24. Jennifer, EVERYTHING is so beautiful!

    I really like the way you used the fabric on the ship. OH... and the blue chevron wall... so cool!

    ❤ Traci
    Dragonflies in First

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  25. Good Lord! Your classroom is incredible! I would love to be a fly on the wall in your classroom...no...a fly can be annoying...how about a butterfly?!?
    Jenn

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  26. I love the smarty pants prize and all the flags! So festive! I made the Ultimate *Back-to-School List* ALL MADE IN USA! Let's start this school year off right! I sincerely hope this helps you out! Please share it so others can buy American! http://www.americanmomreview.com/2013/08/back-to-school-list-made-in-usa.html

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  27. I am kind of seriously obsessed with every single aspect of your classroom! You are one top notch classroom designer! I will be pinning it all!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  28. Jennifer, your room is adorabl! If I were a kid, I'd love this class.
    Susan
    Keep 'em Thinking!

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  29. everything about your room is thebomb.com. Looks amazing. I have those Ikea stools as well.

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  30. Wow, your room is amazing! Want to come decorate mine?
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  31. I love your room!! I love the idea of taking the book jackets and hanging them around the room. I am going to start that right now! I always hate leaving those on because they tear up so easily but because I can't make myself throw them away I just keep them around. Weird I know. Thanks for the cute idea. --Ashlea

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  32. I love your classroom!! Polka dots are my favorite too. I would love for you to check out my classroom pictures. I recently started blogging and can be found at
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade http://keepcalmandlovefirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  33. On your small group table, you have a tiny looking podium top. Can you share what it is?

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    1. Hi,
      I have used mine for YEARS...someone made it for me and I painted it red. I did some investigating and found this fella on etsy who makes one similar (although his is a little too tall, BUT he does custom orders! I am sure he could make one and just cut down the height. It is only like $30 (with shipping depending upon how far he has to ship it). You could paint it any color you like!
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/152023672
      Hope that helps!
      Jennifer

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  34. Calling all teachers!!!
    I was the winner of Jennifer's Back to School Night brochure...Jennifer and I designed it together...
    the finished product was AMAZING!!! Jennifer was wonderful to work with and can I just say
    she is so creative!!! I am bursting inside to show it off to all of my co-workers and parents!
    Head over to her tpt store I promise you...THIS WILL MAKE YOUR YEAR!
    Daisha

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