Sunday, August 12, 2012

Survived Week One

One week down, and how many to go?!  Yep, my students and I have already been back to school for an entire week. The fact that all of my current students are returning from last year makes things a little easier. The students picked up right where they left off.  I did change up our schedule a little this year which is taking some getting used to and I have a new paraprofessional this year (she is FABULOUS I might add), but other than that, things are pretty much the same. 

Oh yeah, one thing that did change this year... my room decor! A few weeks ago I posted some inspiration pictures for my classroom theme, "Mrs. Holder's Nest!"  I have added a few "bird" inspired items to my classroom decor and plan on adding a few more elements throughout the year.  So far I really like the theme.  Here are a few pictures from my classroom.  Let me know what you think!

I foud this cute little welcome sign at Hobby Lobby for 80% off. I couldn't resist! 
It is hanging in the hallway right by our classroom door.

This bulletin board will display important school/class information under "The Daily Chirp" and student work under "Work to Tweet About!"  I love how the little birdies turned out.  They are cut from patterned scrapbook paper.
I plan to build a tree above this bulletin board to fill the white space of the wall.

 A close-up of the "The Daily Chirp." The chirp banner letters were created by Victoria over at City Cradle Designs.
Check out the free printable on her website.

Not really "bird themed" but still an important part of my classroom design, this is my Circle Time board. All of the pieces are magnetic so I can easily grab things on and off the board to show my students.  I plan to recreate the numbers 1-5 with different colored birds, instead of sports balls.  It's on my to-do list.

This quote, printed from unozip, is one of my favorites!! 
I used scrapbook paper to create the border and it is now hanging on our classroom door.

There are a few pictures I forgot to take, so I'll add those later, but this shows some of the progress I've made on my room so far.  I'm loving it!

~ Liz