Well, tomorrow's my first day, and I'm preparing mentally by watching a little Jane Austen. Ahhh...."Sense and Sensability" . It is to us romantics what Windex is to the Greeks.
So my classroom is ALMOST done. I'm linking up with Miss Nelson and her fabulous yellow and black classroom party. Her room is so cute- go check it out here.
I'm also joining Swimming Into Second for hers.
Did I mention that tomorrow is the first day of school? My own kids will be helping me with the last of the finishing touches. So here's some before:
And here's some after. I was going for a polka dot/Hawaiian theme. I used my classroom decorations from TPT. I actually changed the name of it, and I can't remember what it's called anymore. (: But here it is. There's other matching stuff on my TPT store, too. And it's all a buck!
So here's some after shots:
The library and reading corner/listening center. The shelves are behind the surfboards and palm tree. I plan to use the surf boards as anchor charts for the Daily 5. If you can't tell, it's supposed to be a beach with sand and water. I actually glued real sand and shells on the paper. It's hard to see, but it did make it look a little more like a beach.
Supply baskets. The name tags on the buckets are from Schoolgirl Style.
Calendar area. I just realized I didn't put any numbers on the calendar yet. Oops. Again, see above comment on children helping. The background on this wall is a sagey-limey color from a plastic tablecloth. I really got into plastic tablecloths this year. They're great and cheap. The pink border on the calendar is also tablecloth. It looks a little weird that it's the only thing bordered here, but the border didn't match, and I wanted to cover it up.
My clip chart is like the helper chart above with ribbon putting the pieces together. It's paper sized, not small circles, of course. I think it turned out cute, but it's not up yet. Again with the children helpers. I better stock up on candy in my classroom.
Well, Marianne has just met Willoughby and I'm getting super tired. I don't think I'll make it as far as the Dashwood girls going to London. Oh, Alan Rickman. He is so great in this movie. Huh....Professor Snape... Who knew? But did you ever feel like Hugh Grant is not quite right for Emma Thompson?
If you're not a Jane Austen fan, just disregard that last paragraph.
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