Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's a little sneak peek! The makeover continues...

Here is another quickie post for you so that I can share a few little gems from my new room. It has truly been a labor of love and I cannot wait to share the final reveal with you. First up is a little bulletin board fluff!
This is a super simple recipe for cuteness! There are tissue pom poms (1 large green and three small blue purchased at Party City), 5 doily punched paper medallions (Martha Stewart- these came in set to be put together and used as a bunting), and to top it all off, a glittery ladybug and a butterfly. All of my bulletin boards are covered with heavyweight black broadcloth, green and white polka dot borders (Teacher Created Resources), and topped with white Bordette borders. I love the look of layering the borders and after having black boards last year, I would never have anything else. I LOVE the way they look and truly highlight the student work that is displayed.

Next up, I spent a little more time in my small group area. Here is the shelf as is stands now. Although, I may tweak it a little before the final reveal.

I am LOVING this shelf. It is hard to tell in the photo, but the bottom is skirted and is covering dozens of games and puzzles that can easily be taken out when needed. I purchase the green bins and black baskets at Daiso. Living near the bay area, we are blessed to have Daiso stores everywhere. It is like a 100 yen store (Japanese dollar store). Most of the items are $1.50. I get TONS of things for my classroom here. I prefer it over the Dollar Tree or the Target Dollar Spot because it is just made better. The tubs that I buy here are very durable and are uniquely cute. These green bins are some of my favorites because they are round in the front and squared off in the back. They are adorable. If you don't have a Daiso near by you can order online HERE, but you have to buy them in sets and it is a limited offering. Now back to my shelves! The glass jars on the top are from Big Lots (only $5 each). They are definitely the icing on the cake!

Last up today is a project that I just started, contact paper cuteness.

This picture is not the best, but you get the idea. I did this last year and it was so cute that I had to do it again in my new room. This time in lieu of the zebra, I went for a subtle pale teal and white quatrefoil design (Marshalls). I am not going to cover all of my surfaces, but just use it as accenting. If I have the time, I would like to use it alongside some chalkboard contact paper for the outside of my bathroom doors.

Well, this is my last week of summer school (halleluiah!) and now I can get into the classroom for longer periods of time (when I am still awake). These 10pm nights in the classroom are taking their toll. My littles are definitely worth it though and I cannot wait to share this space with them!

1 comment:

  1. You are truly an inspiration, Shelly! The amount of love and effort you put into your room and your curriculum is evident not only in your students' engagement levels, but in the simple beauty that you create around you. I look at your blog to look for ideas and craftyness! And, p.s., if you have any 2nd grade donations looking for a home, I accept any and all!
    -Kellie (Whitney's other mentee from BTSA last year)


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