Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Classroom {Tour}

I have been working hard on my home away from home aka my second grade classroom for weeks and I'm happy with how it has turned out. Today as you read this I am welcoming in a new class of kiddos and this will be their home too. I always want my room to feel comfortable and welcoming to them because it is their space for the next 9 months too. I don't like clutter because I think it's distracting to the kids. I love simplicity, but cute and colorful simplicity always.
This bulletin board gets filled with letters from people all across the country. We send out our flat selves after reading Flat Stanley and then post each letter we receive on this board. The kids love this activity...and I do too.
When you first walk in my room this is what you will see. My library is one of my favorite parts of the room because I've worked extremely hard on leveling and making the books ones that kids love to read!
This is the other half of the room that includes my word wall and a little reading nook. My desk is in the back right corner.
Since my school is in the middle of the city I love that my room has huge windows with natural light and great views!
A closer look at my word wall and math shelves.
The view from my desk. :)
I love books and have several displayed all throughout the classroom. This is my "teacher shelf."

This is my guided reading table where I work with small groups. The crate seats are one of the best projects I've made to date. Cute and great for storage and the kids love them! See my tutorial on them here.
So there you have it. A mini tour of where I'll be spending a majority of my time for the next 9 months! What do you think? Could you live here? :)

21 comments:

Amanda said...

Your room is so cute! I love it. The flowers in the vase is awesome, and you have such a great view!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Everything came together perfectly...you did an awesome job, girl :)

xo

scrapperjen said...

Can I be in your class? I LOVE the view from your room.
Your students are lucky. I love the Flat Self project - I think we did that for all my nephews.
Wishing you a great school year!

Natalie said...

Love it! It's so bright and cheerful =)

Carrie said...

I love seeing your room! Its actually a really nice view out of the window. Have fun with all of those 2nd graders :)

Brittany Kyte said...

I absolutely love it and so will your kiddos!! You've got to be one of the best teachers!

Kayla Peveler said...

This room looks AWESOME, girl!!! You've done a great job. Love the little library!!

Ashley R said...

Such a cute room... and I love that city view!!

Caravan Sonnet said...

Your room is so cute!! :) Love it! I hope that you have a wonderful year!!
:) Rebecca

Susannah said...

I love how you set up and decorated your classroom. Very, very cute!

Becca Moss said...

I love it! Your room looks adorable all decorated!

Amanda said...

I absolutely love your classroom! I'll be levelling books on Monday - it seems like it'll take forever!

Ashley said...

Your classroom rocks! You are so creative! I love the idea of Flat Stanley. The vase filled with letters is so cute!

Jovita said...

What a cool classroom! I especially love that you teach at a multi-storeyed primary school - totally wish I had gone to one!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

This is fabulous! What grade do you teach?

Meg {henninglove} said...

your classroom is so cute allison! i am all about little clutter too, clutter to me doesn't promote learning. keep those kiddos how to keep their classroom clean!

Ashley Robyn said...

Ahhh I see your basket seats!!! It looks amazing friend! Cheers to another school year! I hope it's the best one yet.

lori said...

your classroom looks great, SO cute!! and i love that you have windows to see the city views! :) hope you have a great class this year!

Katie Cook said...

You are seriously TOO cute! I love this and I know God is going to use you in GREAT ways this year!! Great job on your room girl! love Katie

Katie said...

it looks SO good! those kids are so lucky to have yoU! I hope your first days went great! and i love the letters in the vase! if i was at school now I'd have to copy!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

SUCH a cute classroom! I love it! And what a great view for the kids too!