Whether we are ready at my school or not, it is all about to begin! I finished up my room and just in time as orientation for parents and students is on Monday. I chose a theme of pink, blue, and green this year. I usually include some shade of blue since that is my favorite color.
First, one thing I needed to deal with was a mess that I had to leave during summer school. I “inherited” a bunch of book bags and materials, but I didn’t have anywhere to put them. So I had to just put them up out of the janitor’s way and deal with it later. So disorganized and I HATE mess and disorganization!!
Not sure yet what I will even do with all of this, plus there is MORE not in this picture. But until I have time to sort it all and decide what to do with it, I bought some containers to
hide hold it for now.
The tubs even matched my color scheme! I like the fact that they are not clear. Now all the stuff cannot be seen. Now I have a neat, organized shelf and more room! So much better! 🙂
On to set up and decorating… I wanted a reading focus wall this year. I really like being able to put all the important reading focus in one area where students can see what skills are going to be learned that day.
Love word walls!
Thought I had a great brainstorm…I had seen all these tutorials for making tissue pompoms. I was going to do that, but then decided I would just buy them pre-made at Party City and save some time. This is as far as I got as I found I do not have the patience for slowly and gently pulling up fragile tissue paper, one thin layer at a time! I sat that back for my paraprofessional who has the patience of Job.
Thankfully, I had also bought some cute circle fans and those were a piece of cake! Yay! I used some ceiling clips and they couldn’t have been easier!
I also added a welcome banner and wah lah! I am done!
If you are using pink, blue and green this year, this classroom set might be something you need!
How is your classroom set up coming along? I would love to see pictures. If you love to see pictures of classrooms click the picture below for a before/after linky party at Miss Nelson’s Got the Camera!
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It looks great Lori. My room is blue and green. I can't do pink, but it looks good in your space!
Forever in First
Mrs. M says
Looks great! I don't have the patience for the poms either….bought paper lanterns instead. =)
The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog
I looks fabulous!!!!
teaching fashionista says
Love everything!! I'm so excited to use the circle fans too…just bought them!
Mrs. Anderson says
Your room looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Looking' good! Best of luck on Monday.
Miss Nelson says
cute room. Love your fans and banner. YOu should come link up to my giveaway/linky. It's all about classroom pictures.
Thank you Tammy! I added a bit of the pink this year. I don't like lots of it, but some is okay. 🙂
Mrs. M, that is funny that you don't have the patience for the tissue poms either! I was trying to hurry to get everything done and that didn't help. Ended up tearing it a few times before I gave up. My para will do great with it!
Thank you so much, Erica!
Thank you Teaching Fashionista! You will love the circle fans!! Open, pull off to reveal sticky part, push together and hang. My kind of decoration- no fuss! 🙂
Thank you so much Connie!!
Thank you Barbara! Monday is coming up soon. 🙂
Miss Nelson, thank you so much! I got all linked up!
Your room looks great! Have a great school year!
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos
Thank you Lisa! I hope your year is great also!
Ms. Moriconi says
I'm glad to hear that someone else is having tissue pom patience issues. I bought six, assembled one that took forever, and moved on to purchasing fans:) You are right. Do we ever really leave school for the summer? Our minds are always working, thinking, planning for school. Hope you have a great year! Your room is looking fantastic!
Creative Lesson Cafe
Jeannine, my para had those poms done for me in no time at all! If it wasn't for her, they would NOT get finished! 🙂 Thanks for the comment about my room. I hope your year is a wonderful year too!
Tiffani Mugurussa says
Thanks so much for linking up.
I know all about "hiding" stuff in containers. Since my new class is smaller I may find myself hiding them in my garage!