Saturday, August 4, 2012

Think Jungle....lime green overload!

So...as most of you know, I got a wild hair to paint my classroom this summer. Um...what was I thinking?! It was this horrible yellow color that I referred to as "dullow!" ha It.had.to.go. So I did my research - bright colors, calming, energy, etc. and went with a lime green color. All about the explorers and safari theme. Think jungle. Anyways...wanted to give ya'll a sneak peek. I'm not quite done...and I've changed things alot since the last photos I've shared. Seriously - I may have rearranged my room and swapped my bulletin boards out like 5 times. I.have.problems.

Do you ever get ideas in your head and then when you go to put it on paper, it doesn't come out right? Well, that's me...with my classroom. I've had all these ideas swirling around...but nothing is coming out like I want it to. ha I think I'm just putting TOO much thought into it. Maybe I'll even repaint next year...tone it down a little? Oh well...it's almost done and that's what is important. Take a look....  
I went with kraft paper and double borders on all of my boards (for a uniformed look). I drew out the explorer and added greenery to the top. Inspiration: Clutter Free Classroom








So...that's all for now! Whatcha think? Stay tuned for inspiration. I'll be posting pics from some friends' classrooms and hopefully a little blog post about "community bins!" Happy Saturday! 

29 comments:

Ms. Kerri said...

Erin, your room looks awesome! Love it! I love the green walls. Wish we could paint but I'm not even sure what I would paint. Most of my walls are red brick.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten<a

Mrs. Lundquist said...

I loooovve the lime green! :) Your room is adorable! Can I be in your class? Now I want to paint my lab lime green. :)

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

Your room just perfect! I would love going to work everyday even more with a room like that. Your kiddos are going to be thrilled when they see it. Did you have to ask for permission before you painted? HE HE HE Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog

Katie said...

Ummm... I'm jealous. Do you want to come do my classroom? Your room looks AWESOME!! I love it :)

Katie
Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

Reagan Tunstall said...

What a Fabulous room! There's so much I adore! I LOVE your choices. Everything looks precious!!!

tgue said...

I LOVE it! How did you get your IKEA leaves to hang from the wall? Did you use screws? I have a leaf, but the custodian doesn't want us to make holes in the walls and I want to hang my leaf. :)

Michelle Gaetjens said...

I love your classroom. And I love your zebra rugs. Where did you find them? I too have a jungle theme in my classroom. I will be posting pictures in a couple of weeks when I can get into my classroom.


Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

Laura said...

Adorable! I haven't seen that color in a room before but I really like it! My room is yellow, green, beige, and peach with a blue carpet. Um, yeah. I could go for a white room at this point!!!

Rita Ellis said...

I absolutely love your room and like everyone else I so wish we were allowed to paint ours! I am stuck with the same dull yellow! Boring. Also, we are not allowed to hang anything from our walls either!!!
Rita
...and remember ...always stay 'Wild About School!'

Keys4Education said...

Erin, Erin, Erin - please tell me where you found the little safari man head above your Eberhart's bulletin board. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for him and have been so unsuccessful! :( Please help! PS - I LOOOOOOOVE your room!

Jennifer
jennkeys @ gmail . com

Mrs. Anderson said...

Your room looks beautiful!!! I want to be in your class!
Connie:)
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

I love the green!! Your room looks great. I wish I could paint my room!
Crystal
Ms. Jones’ Junction

Kiah said...

From the pictures, the color looks great! I wish I was able to paint my room, too!!

Kiah
kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

Lisa R. said...

I absolutely LOVE the lime green paint!! Can I hire you to do my classroom? lol ;).
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Raevers said...

I am doing a similar theme, and have LOVED looking at the cutest class you've created! I was wondering where you got the cute safari guy graphic (no luck with much searching). Hope you don't mind I'm stealing a few of your ideas!! Thanks for sharing and always having such great posts and freebies!

Rachel (pcolagal1963@gmail.com)

susanlulu said...

What a beautiful room!! WOW! We are not allowed to paint our rooms, have lamps, or hang things from the ceiling. We can only have 20% of a wall covered with anything!!!! Rules, rules, rules............

Erin Eberhart said...

Thanks everyone! I love it! :) To answer your questions...

I had to ask to paint, buy it, and paint everything myself, too! Moral of story - HIRE IT DONE! haaaaa

Zebra rugs are from Wal Mart!

IKEA leaves are hung on pipes in my room with zip ties!! No nails, no holes = happy school!

The explorer was drawn and colored by me! I just found him on the internet....sketched him on poster board, colored, and cut. He's not even laminated...ha! Just hot glued to wall and added some leaves - viola!

Hop that helps!! Thank you for your sweet comments.

kdb1983 said...

I love how bright your room is! It looks so welcoming. Unfortauntely we are not allowed to paint because I would love too! You are super creative! Love it!
Kate
http://funinecse.blogspot.com/

Ms. Cummings said...

I am so envious! I still have soooooo much to do (I had to move rooms this year and am still half boxed up!) Anyway, super classroom! I hope I can get my room looking half as good as yours.
Rachele
marshallkindergarten.blogspot.com

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Looks amazing!!!!!!

Megan
Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Miss Kindergarten said...

It looks spectacular Erin!!!

Kimberly Santana said...

So pretty and FUN!! I love it!

Kimberly
The Learning Tree

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Your classroom looks awesome!!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Heather's Heart said...

What a fun place to learn! You are amazing Erin! Send all of your Kinder kiddos to Texas next year so I can have them as Firsties. =)


Heather
Heather's Heart

meghan said...

Your room is beautiful. I'm so jealous!

Meg
Third Grade in the First State

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Can I be in your classroom??? It is gorgeous! I just looove the green!
Your students are lucky to have you as their teacher!
Melissa :)

Lisa Kennedy-Munroe said...

What an amazing room!! Can I have the directions for your amazing trees?

Anonymous said...

Where did you find those great supply buckets!? That would be perfect for my KG tables! And your room is fantastic!

Glitzy In First Grade said...

OH.MY.WORD.....your classroom is darlin'!!! LOVE IT!