Saturday, August 25, 2012

Classroom 2012

In the past, I haven't been one to do a theme in my classroom.  This year though, I was inspired by Melanie at Schoolgirl Style and her adorable owl collection.  There is just something about these cutie patutie owls that grabbed me, and so, my first classroom theme was born.

 When I posted this picture of my window bunting on Facebook, one of my friends from high school wrote to me and said she had just done an owl theme for her daughters 1st birthday party.  She just happened to be coming into Omaha (she lives in the Chicago area), and wanted to know if I could use some of the decorations she had made.  I am so thankful for her kindness, because her adorable decorations added the finishing touch!
 Star of the Week board.  Margie made the adorable hanging green owl.
 My helpers board. Owl name tags by Schoolgirl Style, blue owl by Margie.
 Margie made these cute owls perched on my ActivBoard.  I love how they look like birds perched on a wire outside. 
 Word wall above from School girl Style, and cute pink owl by Margie.
 Another shot of the Cozy Corner (reading corner).  I found this fabric owl online.
 Schoolgirl Style suggested these cute lamps at Target, and I was thrilled to be able to find them at our local Target store.  I love the faux fur trim!  This purple lamp sits next to my Associate's desk.
 This pink lamp sits in the corner of my desk.
 I rarely use my chalkboard for writing anything now that I have my ActivBoard.  I usually hang anchor charts and things here instead.  This year I also added some liquid neon chalk.  I love the way it looks!
 Another shot of the Cozy Corner.
 My desk
Small group area

I love the way it turned out!  I hope the students will like it as much as I do.  When my classroom can be my happy place, I can be the happy teacher my students need me to be.

1 comment:

John and Teresa said...

SO cute! your students are blessed to have you.

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