Monday, June 10, 2013

First Day of Vacation, 2 Linkys, and New Classroom Decor!

Today was my first official day of vacation. It was so nice to sleep in a bit and I actually made dinner for my husband and I (I like to cook, but didn't have much time this year). The rest of the day I spent on my computer working on a new product that I'll show you in a bit.

I'm linking up with two bloggers today. First with The Applicious Teacher for her brand new linky:

And also with 4th Grade Frolics for her linky:

Today, The Applicious Teacher's linky is focused on classroom decor. This happens to be an area I love! I think organizing and setting up my classroom is my favorite part of the year ;).

I've mentioned before that I was in an itty bitty classroom this year. In order for it to not feel overcrowded and stuffy, I had to have it organized very well. I also chose to go with a special color palette so that everything matched. I chose mostly three colors - turquoise, pink, and lime green (with a hint of orange) that I used for bulletin boards, decor, etc. I used only black or black patterned borders on my bulletin boards so they seemed to go together well.

I purchased a design pack from TpT that had all of these colors in it. Here's a link to it.

Here's the size of my cute little room :)

I'm not sure what room I will be in next year. I'll have more students than can fit in this room, so they're either expanding of finding me a new space. However, I already know what it's going to look like wherever it is :)

I've been loving the chevron over the past year or so and wanted to create my own set of decor to use in my classroom. I found this beautiful clip art/paper pack from Megan at I Teach. What's Your Super Power? It sparked all kinds of creative juices in me. After working for over a month, I finally finished and I'm super excited about how it turned out. I'm sure I will add more to it this year as I actually get back into my classroom, but it's a good start. I'm using it today as my Monday Made It. Here's a look at the things I'll be putting in my classroom next year!

I'm super excited that I'm done with this because I've been obsessing over it lately. Hopefully now I can get something else done, though tomorrow I'm going to buy one of those toolboxes from Home Depot to make my own teacher toolbox like the ones that have been all over Pinterest. Maybe that will be next week's Monday Made It :)

If you're interested in seeing more of my decor for next year, click on the picture below.


  1. Love it! I am slowly (ok..very rapidly) becoming OBSESSED with chevron! I think I'm gonna need it on everything.single.thing in my classroom next year :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your new pack! I bought Megan's paper-pack too and made schedule cards so far and I've been fiddling around with making more classroom decor, but yours just looks too good (and much less time consuming). I'm off to check these out on your TPT store! :)

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  3. I feel your pain with a small room. I had such a small room this past year that I had to squeeze behind students and inbetween the walls. It was so hard. They let me have a bigger room this year. It is still small but at least we can all move and I have room for pocket charts and a guided reading area! Upgrade!!! I hope they find you a new space too!!


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  4. Wow that is a small room, but I LOVE that clipart pack from Megan, thank you for sharing it. Happy to be a new follower.