Thursday, June 7, 2012

Classroom update!

As you all know, I've been painting my classroom. Holy nightmare! 3 Lowes trips, 8 cans of paint, and 2 1/2 weeks later - I'm done! Stick me with fork and mark my word...I will never paint a thing again. I will hire it done. ha Anyways...because we had to take EVERYTHING down, I'm now working to put everything back up, slowly. My thought is - I don't want to come back in to my room in August and be overwhelmed with re assembling my entire classroom. So I'm doing a few things here and there when time allows. The new green walls, white trim, and black book shelves and doors look amazing. Who knew my room could look so fresh and clean? I LOVE IT!
Good bye dull-ow!
The start of something long great!
 My calendar wall and reference wall. 
 Charts for math and literacy workstations. 
All that is lacking from this board are my "writer's eyes!" I found the cutest hot pink hoops I'm going to buy. They'll go perfect!
 Popcorn words. 
Brick before...
Bricks after. What a difference a few coats of white paint can make. MUCH better. 
Doors before. 
Doors after! (My flash distorted the paint color a little) I plan on buying metal to go in the insets of the doors so I can utilize it as a magnet center or for word work. Pictures to come! Off to clean a few paint brushes and then lay by the pool. IT'S ABOUT TIME! :) Happy Summer!

22 comments:

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Looks great! =)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

I love the green! I have wanted to paint my room but the thought of taking everything down always talks me out of it!

Tamara
2crazytexasteachers.blogspot.com

Lita Lita said...

I wish we were allowed to paint our rooms. Love your window!

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Looks good!! Good job~

April
Wolfelicious

Lisa said...

It's so bright! I love it!

Miss W said...

Love it! Wish we were allowed to paint our rooms.

✪ Miss W

Miss W Teaches

First Grade Dual said...

Looks awesome! Wish we could paint our walls. At least next year I'll have wall to wall staple-able walls :)
☼Libby
First Grade Dual

YearntoLearn said...

I love that you have the option to paint your rooms. Looks great!


Yearn to Learn Blog

Chrissy said...

My room is exactly that shade of green! The bottom of the room is painted to look like grass and hills, the top is sky blue with clouds and such. The coolest thing about this shade of green?: there is masking tape to match! :-)
ReadWriteSing

Lisa R. said...

The color adds so much pizazz to the classroom. It really makes it pop!

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Love it!! And I need that writer's eye BB!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

ThinkWonder Teach said...

Amazing! I love that you are free to decorate your room as you wish!!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Mel D said...

I'm your newest follower! Fabulous blog! Where have I been??? Glad it's summer...time to blog stalk again :o)
Mel D
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

J Tilton said...

Your room is amazing! I LOVE how up added borders around your displays on the whiteboards. It totally makes them pop! Great job!
www.kindertrips.blogspot.com

Busy Bees said...

Your room looks great. I painted my shelves a couple of summers ago and the paint kept going for some reason to walls and everything else!! It looks so much "brighter"~ Now enjoy your summer!
Robynn
BusyBees

Eileen Griffin said...

Looks fantastic! I love you "Writer's Eye" bulletin board! I would love to have that!

Dana Lester said...

It looks great! I painted my classroom 2 summers ago. I will never do it again either! have you thought about magnetic paint for your doors? I've used it and it really does work! You can also paint over it, so everything is the same color, but still magnetic! I am your newest follower!
:) Dana
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Mrs. Wells said...

Where did you get your display posters for writer's eyes? That is exactly what I am looking for!

hopeallie said...

How does your center rotation chart work?

Erin Eberhart said...

Thanks everyone!!

@Mrs. Wells -They are from Cara Carroll. It's a freebie. If you send me your email, I'll forward them to you! :)

@hopeallie - I am doing a post on that soon! Check back!

Anonymous said...

I love the Writer's Eyes guys. I've looked at Cara's store and cannot find them. :0(. Could you email them to me? My email is sayenche@interact.ccsd.net. Thank you!

Your room looks like a great place to learn. :0)

Lou Mofield said...

I love the popcorn words. Where did you find all of the stuff to create this?