With the end of the school year coming to a close I have come to the realization that I never really got to make my classroom my own. I took a position at my school late into the summer and had roughly 2 weeks to get my room ready. I came into a classroom that still had 3 file cabinets full of files…YES THREE! I had a closet full of stuff that wasn’t mine and decorations that I didn’t love. Well, five years later I have finally decided to lessen the clutter and create a classroom that I LOVE!
Here are some fun things I have been up to this month. I have successfully cleaned out all of my files, created binders for each subject, professional development activity, and management tool, and have started cleaning out my classroom closet. This is a summer job in itself. I have downsized to only one file cabinet and I am so happy to see extra space (something I lack in my very small room).
I am in LOVE with Kinder Craze and her classroom. I have decided to do my room very similar to hers with the rainbow chalkboard look. I love her silhouettes and bright colors with the clouds backgrounds. Can someone say adorable?
I went on over to Kinder Crazes TPT Shop to grab these super cute rules chalkboard posters. I LOVE these and I love that they are in frames. I headed over to Michaels to see if I could snag any of those adorable frames, but of course they were nowhere to be seen. I did however come across these beauties for $4 in a clearance area and they had all the colors I wanted, which equals NO SPRAY PAINT! Yes!
This picture is from Kinder Craze and if you click the image above you can grab these cute posters from her shop.
Here’s a look at what I tried to recreate today. I love the bright frames and the price. The frames were larger than the 8X10 print, so I found some cute rainbow chevron scrapbook paper to place behind them to make it work. You will notice there are only 4 frames not five. They only had 4 of the different colors so I had to make it work.
I also ordered the chalkboard cut out from jane.com last night for under $5 and even scored so really cute tissue pom-poms to help with decorating bulletin boards for $1.99 each or two 6inch for $1.99. I love jane.com.
I am not a huge fan of Wal-Mart but they did have the cutest chevron mason jars and containers that I just had to put a twist on. Check out my before and after pencil holders and birthday bucket to house my balloon treats. The birthday bucket says, "Birthday Wishes." I made that cute cut out with my Cricut.
I am pretty excited to see it come together in the end. On a side note…my little bug turned two this weekend. If I have been MIA this past week it was because I was stressing out about party plans and the fact that my little baby wasn’t really a baby anymore. UGH ; (