Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pinterest Success!

Alright so I have been very busy trying to get things ready for the new school year and I decided I NEEEEEDED (a very large need) one of those super neat Teacher Toolboxes that you see all over Pinterest! I found this post from Fifth Grade Frenzies (here) and she had already created the template (here) for the box all you needed were to insert your own patterns and fonts! Easy Peasy!

So herrrrreeeee it is!

I wanted to have a mix of patterns so I used a chevron and a solid blue just to mix it up. It's a little hard to see in the picture and the small boxes are a little hard to see from the picture but look fine enough for me to use in the class. 

I'm super excited this worked and have wanted one of these sooooo badly! Can't wait to fill it with supplies. Do you have your own teacher toolbox? Let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Classroom Work - Part 1

So of course I went back to my classroom to work this week! I am SO glad I did because my furniture was a wreck. It took the majority of the day to make sure I had everything where I wanted before even starting to pull things off the shelves.

I was able to finally get rid of all my boxes and really only lack working on my desk/table area since my dad soooooo graciously (he's the best!) helped hook up my five utterly jumbled computers.

Wanted to share a little bit of what I have going on. I decided on keeping my green, yellow, and light blue that I had going on previous and incorporate black and map accents. I purchase some cheap versions on Amazon and I LOVE the way they turned out!

Decided to change it up a bit and use the maps to make some super cute bunting! I has some jute laying around and figured that would incorporate the map theme around the room.  
 I found these super cute letters on Teachers Pay Teachers and decided to take them up a notch with the maps. I love the pops of color around the black

Here is where I write my homework for the week down for my class. I decided I had to have some maps in this corner as well :-) 

Well that's all the work I've managed to do in the past two days - check back for my final touches!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Whew! I have been hard at work staring at this computer screen trying to give my a blog a makeover. I hope (fingers crossed) that I have mastered Photoshop enough to make things look good. Hope you enjoy the new look and check back soon for more updates on my classroom :-)