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Twas the Night Before ....

This will be short and sweet ... I still have a bunch of things to do before tomorrow morning.  But, I do have the cookies baked, 3 little lunches made, 3 little outfits laid out, and three little sweethearts sound asleep (at least, I hope so).  Mommy jobs are all done; some teacher jobs still to go.

I've got my room all set up, though.  Just wanted to give you a quick picture tour.

First up - my classroom reading wall / library.  Hands down - my favourite spot in my classroom.  I have my books organized by genre / author in cubbies instead of baskets.  I prefer the cubbies because students can easily see the titles of all the books.  


This is the view from my classroom door:


My desk area (still have a bit of tidying and organizing to do here).  The table behind my desk has my document camera and laptop.  

And my view from my desk:


I made a new bulletin board to cover some of my older blackboards - pretty proud of it.  :)  I covered a 4 x 8 sheet of styrofoam insulation in this fabulous chevron fabric, and then hung it from binder rings on 3M hooks.  This is my writing bulletin board I use to display all our writing from the year - the little silver pencils have the students' names written on them.


I also made a few changes on this wall.  I used my washi tape to section off areas on the blackboard - this blackboard is for our learning goals, end of class reflections and exit slips, our calendar, and homework board.  The large bulletin board beside it will be dedicated to math.  :)

Okay - that's all I have time for tonight.  Gotta finish up some little jobs before tomorrow.  To all of you heading back for your first day tomorrow - I hope it's WONDERFUL!!!  And to those of you who are already back, thank-you for breaking the year in for the rest of us.  :)

Happy Monday night!






18 comments:

  1. You have a fantastic room. It is also so big. I'm jealous.. Good luck on your first day.

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  2. Have a wonderful first day!
    ~HoJo~

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  3. oh Jen, I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your classroom!!! I just want to grab a book from your gorgeous library and take a seat on that awesome chair (or that rug! It is perfect!!). Everything is so bright and comforting at the same time. Do you think I could come up and visit you? Then I could see all the loveliness in person PLUS get to chat with you :) Best of luck tomorrow, though I know you won't need it!

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  4. Love your room! Enjoy your first day!

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  5. Love your library! Was that a custom bookshelf? Awesome room! Have fun tomorrow!!

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  6. Enjoy the day! I have the "First Day Jitters" as I prepare to introduce your Math Journal to my students tomorrow. ;-)

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  7. Jen: Your room looks beautiful... I am wishing you a WONDERFUL first day of school tomorrow. I will be thinking of you when I start my day!

    xoxo
    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  8. I love the blue and red together. Very nice for upper elementary

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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  9. Your room is beautiful, yet very functional! I love the library cubbies instead of baskets!

    Anita
    Primary "Teach"spiration

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  10. That button rug is to DIE FOR!! I adore it! :) Your room looks awesome- colorful and organized...just the way I like it ;) I'm happy to see that your door poster held up well enough for another year of display! Thanks for the tour!

    Kimberly
    The Learning Tree

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  11. Your room is absolutely beautiful, Jen! Your students are going to have no excuse for learning at their absolute best with a great classroom and a fantastic teacher! Have a wonderful year.

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  12. Your room looks fab! We just started our 5th week:) I hope you had a wonderful first day and a wonderful week to follow;)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  13. Hey Jenn,

    Did you buy those cubbies or did they come with your room?
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

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  15. What a colourful and inviting room! It's awesome! I wish we were still able to hang objects from our ceilings! It adds interest for sure!

    Tracy
    http://www.flyinginfive.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your classroom. It's so bright and colorful. Your button rug is so cute! I hope you had a great first day. Tomorrow is my first day with the kiddos.

    Kim
    Quinnessential Lessons

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  17. Was your fire department worried about the styrofoam? Styrofoam has a nasty and toxic smoke if it burns (heaven forbid!!) . I had to use a cut up freezer box.

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  18. I hope you had a great first day, your classroom looks amazing!
    - Melissa
    Teacher Abroad

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