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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Classroom tour...secret agent style

Ahh...the first full day of school. I'll be glad when it's a month from now and routines and principles are set. When I've built a relationship with the kids and it becomes more important for them to learn from and please me than get a laugh from their peers. Will that day ever come?
As Sara would say, I'm a theme girl when it comes to decorating. I like themed d├ęcor. I know some of you don't. I don't know if I always will, but for now, I'm enjoying it. This year I tried to make my theme more student friendly, to make it easier to hang kids work and anchor charts. But I added a lot of detail as well.
Take a look at my secret agent room...

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Secret-Agent-Editable-Classroom-Decorations-and-Organization-1330606
 
 
Dollar store hats with pom poms set the tables apart. We have pink, green and black tables.

Close ups of the Social Studies focus wall- the pennants are based on the theme: Agents of S.C.H.O.O.L
(self-controlled, capable, honest, obedient, observant, leader)
 
The library:
 
 


(My library labels aren't on yet)



Can you see the scanners?

My 14 year old son made the safe. Not the quality I would have chosen, but when your 14 year old helps in your classroom, you use what they make. Or they won't be back.
 
 
The front doors (I have 2 identical on each side of one wall)


(dollar store glasses, flashlights, walkie talkies and badges)
 
Supplies and the birthday board, which still does not have candles in it!
 


The brief case in the second picture has their morning work in it. So they have to
 open it up and get it out. Very secret agent-like!
 

 
 
Calendar area
The yarn on the front door were lasers the kids had to crawl through on the first day.
 

The classes are listed on the side for now, and I put them right-side up in order as we go along and learn the schedule.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Secret-Agent-Editable-Classroom-Decorations-and-Organization-1330606
 
I guess I don't have any full-on views of my room. I wish I did. I know some people don't like it and might think it's too busy. That it's distracting. But I'm a believer that environment sets a tone. And a plain classroom can be distracting for some people. Even though my colors are bold, they are bright and exciting, and I use mainly lime, hot pink and black, so the look is cohesive. All my backgrounds are black. And they are plastic tablecloth. As are the curtains in the library.
 
If you need any secret agent classroom supplies, my unit is completely editable.
Thank you so much for taking the tour! I can't wait to see everyone else's room!
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2 comments:

  1. Whoo hoo, I got a mention. I'm so excited LOL!
    LOVE your decor - the black and lime especially, look nice. And I say, it's your room, what makes you happy to come to work every day? Looks very nice!!! Sara

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