Monday, August 6, 2012

My Finished Room...

I finished the walls today!! Yah!! I am down to just a few book bin labels. Now on to lesson plans...
















37 comments:

Ms. Thomas said...

This looks awesome!!! How did you do the skirt on your small group table?! I have been wanting to do that!

-Ffion

The First Grade Jungle

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Looks amazing!!! I expected nothing less from you, April! Ha ha ha! Great job!

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

Allison said...

It looks fantastic!!! I love the colors you used. It is so inviting!

Miss DeCarbo said...

Wow! Looks fabulous!! :)

Miss Nelson said...

Your room is amazing. Loving the pirates and colors. That tub is darling.

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love it!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Learning with Mrs. Brinn said...

It looks fantastic!

Carrie said...

Wow you work fast and it looks fantastic!
Carrie
The Common Core Classroom

Jenn Long said...

Love it! Those colors look great together!

A Pirates Life for Us

angie said...

What is the purpose of the laundry baskets under the tables?

Mrs. M said...

Your room looks great. I love your loft! What do you use the laundry baskets for under the students' tables?

Chrissy + Nate said...

Looks SO good, as usual! I was setting up my classroom today and hung up my "Miss Harris Went to Kindergarten" book that your kiddos made for me, along with a picture of us on Cowboy Day during my student teaching. Good memories!

Oceans of First Grade Fun said...

Your room looks amazing!!
Yolanda
Oceans of First Grade Fun

Jenn Bates said...

Looks terrific!
Jenn
Finally in First

Kristen said...

I love the blues and greens!!! Your library looks incredible! I just smiled when I saw the whole room shots--I want to be in your class!

Kaydi Shaw said...

Looks like a fun place to learn-you've outdone yourself as usual April!

Heather Shelton said...

Your room looks great!

Cathy said...

WOW...so jealous! The room is beautiful. Can you tell me what you put in the white file boxes and blue/green baskets with sea creatures? I'm guessing one is for a book box???

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Your room looks great!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Arianne said...

I love your room! So bright and cheery! How did you attach your labels to your book baskets? I have the same ones - and I taped them on today. I'm not so sure the tape will hold though. Just curious! Thanks for sharing!

Arianne
Ketchen's Kindergarten

Mrs. Larremore said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet words. After all that work and no air for most of it I was happy to hear what you all had to say.

Now on to all of the questions...

My classroom does not have anywhere for the kids to put their backpacks. I saw this idea in a pre-k classroom so I am going to try it. The kids keep their backpacks in the baskets during the day.

I used clear packing tape to attache my book bin labels. They seemed to stick well. I wanted something to cover the label so it did not catch on things so I decided the clear tape was the best way to go. We will see what happens.

The white boxes on the shelf are for their book boxes. The boxes with the sea creatures on them are their cubbies and for their extra supplies and spiral notebooks or journals.

My mom made the skirt around my table. She just sewed fabric together and gathered it at the top. I used very sticky velcro to put it on.

Andi said...

Wow! Your room is awesome! And look at all of those books! I'm jealous of your library. :)
~Andi

Erica said...

I tlooks wonderful! We still can't move in, so I am so jealous that you finished! Good luck with lesson planning. ;)
Erica

April Walker said...

I love blue and green. Where did you get your different baskets?
~April
The Idea Backpack
ideabackpack@gmail.com

Lisa R. said...

Oh my goodness, I love your classroom, especially since it's pirate themed like mine. I like the pirates that you have hanging up over each table. Wonderful ideas & your students will LOVE it!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Camacho said...

Your room look fabulous. Loving it!

Ashley Wright said...

Wow, your room looks absolutely amazing. I wish I had that size of a classroom!!! All of our kinder classes are the size of a small bedroom. Boo :)

traci527 said...

Your room looks wonderful! I have a question..as a new teacher I am completely overwhelmed at how to set up a new classroom. Can you tell me what are the must haves vs what I can do without for now? I would appreciate any help you can give.

Sarah Paul said...

I'm having major classroom library envy! Looks so great!
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

April Larremore said...

April- all of my buckets and baskets came from The Dollar Tree.

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Two teacher thumbs up! LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! I love your color scheme! Stop by my Blog anytime!
SMILES

Deborah said...

Wow~!! Now that is one awesome classroom set up. I love it.

Felicia Schindler said...

Where did you get your book labels?

Mrs. Larremore said...

I got my book labels from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits. http://tunstalltimes.blogspot.com/
Go to her TPT store and you will find her classroom library labels.

Nitzan said...

I love your classroom! It looks so organized and warm. I'm a kindergarten teacher about to start my 2nd year of teaching. Will definitely be coming back to your site for more ideas :) thanks!

Kinderaffe said...

You really tied it all together. So appreciate all you shared on how you did it. Any child will be lucky to be there.

Going to try to set my books up the same way. I have always felt putting all my books out would be overwhelming.

Taking the dive!

Sara

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