Monday, April 29, 2013

Classroom makeover!

Hey there!  I've been a little MIA this past week.  My student teacher is wrapping up her time soon and we are transitioning back to me as "the teacher" and I've been busy getting back into the swing of things.  Just like riding a bike... a little wobbly at first but then it's like you never took a break, LOL!  

As you may know, I've been spending some time making over my room.  It started out as a little side project that I would use in September to spice up the classroom I've been in for the past ten years.  But, I couldn't resist putting up some stuff to see how it looks and I LOVE IT!  Here are some pictures of some of my new stuff.
This is a portion of my new alphabet and number cards.  I made the alphabet cards but bought the number cards from here.  I love them and the feedback from my colleagues has been awesome!

I wish I had taken a picture of the before of this before the makeover.  It is a plastic drawer set.  Each drawer was a different primary color and the main part of it was a bright blue.  I spray painted the whole thing with black gloss.  (It took 2 1/2 cans and I did end up with a bit of a headache!)  Then I used the zebra duct tape on the fronts of the drawers.  I love the finished product!

Another view

I posted about this adorable ottoman a few weeks ago.  I found it at AC Moore.  I found the perfect use for it... my listening center.  All of the books on tape/CD fit perfectly inside and they stay neat and out of sight.

I'm dabbling in Whole Brain Teaching so these are my rules and procedures!  

I'm loving how it is all turning out.