Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Latest Creations

This is my first week back, and I'm tired!  I fell asleep super early last night.  Meet the Teacher Night is on Thursday, and my kids come back Monday.  Even though getting back into a working routine is making me sleepy, I'm really excited about this year!  I think it's going to be a good one. :)

Here are some projects I've been working on:

After seeing so many of these on pinterest, I decided to make my own "Where Are You" board to go along with my Poppin' Patterns room.   I made the little numbers and glued them onto magnets, so they would stick to the baking sheet.  Click the links to get your own free copy of the labels and the numbers!

I stuck these cute stars to the tile with contact paper.  Each student will stand on their number when it's time to line up.  I never have to worry about friends cutting, because each student has their own spot in line all year.

I also made a birthday balloon bouquet!  I printed the fancy balloons from Once Upon a First Grade Adventure.

These cute fish are my favorite.  I made them for Meet the Teacher Night.  Well, I made three.  I still have twenty-something more to finish tomorrow.  I love these!  Poppin' Patterns has everything!

I rearranged my carpet area too.  My Whole Brain Teaching scoreboard is now easy to reach.  The scoreboard can be found at First Grade Fever.

I also organized my teacher shelf.  The stack of books with red spines are Mailbox Books.  I love Mailbox Books and use them for so many things. The super cute pink hippo holds all of my yummy snacks.  

The bottom shelf holds my small group materials.  I'll take pictures of my binders and share how I organize them in another post!  

I can't believe the first day of school is on Monday!  I'll share pictures of  my classroom setup for Meet the Teacher night and the first day of school soon!



  1. Kelly, your classroom looks so neat and pretty! I am sure the kids and the parents will love it. I hope you have a good year! --Qing

  2. very cute! I love the numbers you used for your "where are you" board. What font did you use? would it be possible for you to post your docs or email them?

    1. Hi Becky! I used marker felt font, and I would love to share the labels and numbers I made!

  3. Your room is precious!! Happy to be a new follower :)

    The Learning Tree

  4. What did you use to get the bulletin border stick to the pan? I tried hot glue but it just popped back off! I guess it's really a non stick pan! :)

    1. Hello! I used command labels (those things are tough and strong!!) for the big border around the edge, and I used an Easy Stick Adhesive Roller for the skinny borders. One of the borders did start to come up, so I rolled up a tiny piece of scotch tape and stuck it on the back of the border! Worked like a charm! Also, when you use tape or command labels, it doesn't have the bubbly look from the glue.

  5. Cute stuff! I noticed your EAFK binder and fundamental 5... And all the HIPOS! Pretty sure we teach in the same district.

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    1. Ha! What a small world! I'm sure we've run into each other a time or two in our small district. ;)

  7. What size baking sheet did you use for your "Where are you" board? Thanks!