Classroom Tour

It's time for a little classroom tour :)
These pictures were taken a bit before I finished everything up, so some walls are not complete :)  It took me a while to get everything ready, so I hope you enjoy!

This is my front wall.  Even though I have a woodland theme, I allowed myself one brights wall because I love brights so much :)
 This is what you would see from the back of my room all the way to the front.
 This is my left side of my board.
 I am loving my today's date and table points vinyl headings.
Here is my compliment jar.  When the students earn all their stars, they get some type of celebration.
 If you look right by my door, you will see this display where my kids' work will be hung up.
    If you've visited my blog before, you may remember last year's display board:

Right next to my white board, you will see my objectives board.  We are required to have our objectives posted and I decided that as long as they have to be displayed, why not have them look cute?  The headers can be found HERE and the Objectives were created by the talented Debbie at Croft's Classroom.  You can find them HERE.
I love these lights from Party City!
When I want it nice and soothing, I turn my lights off and I let the front lights and my back lamps light the room.  It's very calming (especially right after lunch recess.)
This is my side wall.  I have my word wall up along my cabinets.  I've never had this much storage in my life!  It's amazing!

Zooming into my counter you will see my woodland themed teacher toolbox for this year.  Next to it, I placed these owl lamps from Walmart.
Located right next to my toolbox is my little command center with my monthly bins, stapler, tape and paper trimmer.  I decided this year that I was going to get rid of my filing cabinets and switch over to my monthly drawers and binders.  I'm liking my BTS and EOY drawers!  The labels for the drawers can be found HERE.
 
At the far side of the wall is my sink.  I made this curtain to hide the pipes under there and this now provides a little bit of privacy for some clutter I have under there :) I also have my subject drawer bins here where I place my copies for each subject.  These bins can be found HERE.
On the opposite side of my room is where my new Smartboard is located!  Along with my classroom rules, writing wall, and another student work display.  I love this carpet!  My teaching partner was kind enough to pass it along to me. The rules can be found HERE and Mrs. Cupcake's Writing Wall can be found HERE
Here is a closer view of my bulletin board.  I picked this wood grain paper to match the woodland theme and I added my green bows that I used last year.
This ottoman, turned tree stump, was a serious endeavor this summer.  My mother-in-law was over to help me with it many days over the summer.  I love sitting here and reading stories to my kids!  They love sitting on it to share their writer's workshop stories as well!  So comfy too!
Over on my tables I decided to use some supply caddies from Lakeshore.  Next to my caddies are these little trash bins from the Dollar Tree that I decorated to look like mushrooms.  They really help to cut down transition time!
Below is my library at the back of the room.  My teaching partner also left me these gorgeous bookshelves!  I think they totally complete my room with their warm woodsy feel!  On my very first attempt at some kind of a theme, I had Alice in Wonderland cut outs in my classroom.  Hence my blog name Learning in Wonderland.  I had to have a touch of Alice somewhere in my room, so she is located here on the side of the library. (My Author of the Month heading is not up yet in this picture.)
On the other side of my library are my Ikea shelves where my buckets (also from Ikea) hold my read alouds for the first couple months and my math manipulatives.  (My manipulatives are not organized in this picture by the way...)

Here is a view of my intervention table with my reading tree.  The reading tree is a way that I track my student's reading through progress monitoring. 
 Another view of my intervention table.  It's a whiteboard table too! So excited about the possibilities!! I made the little toad stool cushions this summer.  The polkadot carpet is from Ikea.
This is a view of my whole classroom from my front door when you look to the left.
So that's my room for now!  I know I'll be changing some of it as the year goes on, but I'm loving it so far!  Want to check out more classrooms?  Head over to Swimming Into Second and take a peek at everyone's classrooms and even link up your own!

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51 comments

  1. Your room looks amazing. It seems so large. I love how you did the bulletin board spaces. I like that there is so much room to showcase their learning. Have a fantastic year!

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    1. I love having student work displayed. It makes the students feel like it's their room, not mine. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Really love your room and the woodland theme! Wish I had a huge alphabet rug like yours - it's great!
    Growing Little Learners

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    1. I'm obsessed with this rug! Thank you!

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  3. I am so jealous of the storage :) Your room looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've never had this much storage even though I've been in lots of rooms! I'm loving it! Now to organize every cabinet :)

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  4. Your room is seriously adorable!! I love how neat and organized all the displays are. That "tree stump" so coool! Love it all!!

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    1. Thank you Amy! That tree stump is probably my favorite part. Lots of work, but worth it :)

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  5. I love all of your bulletin boards! Great colors and I love all the bows!

    Andrea @ Cheers To School

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  6. I love your classroom! It is so spacious and organized and the woodland theme is adorable. My first author to spotlight is Kevin Henkes, too.
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. I've wanted to switch it up, but his books are just too darn good! I love his new style too. They are awesome for first graders for sure :)

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  7. Oh my word, love love love!!!

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  8. I love it! I like the little lights, the way you divided the whiteboard with the vinyl titles, the tree stump stool and the whole feeling of the room. You are quite the crafty person and I can tell a lot of thought went into every area! ~ Lisa

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    1. LOTS of work :) But it was worth it, the kids adore their room :) Thank you!!

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  9. This is beautiful! I pinned several pictures! I LOVE the rug!!! Where did you get it?

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    1. Thank you so much! The rug can be found right here: http://www.amazon.com/Toddler-Alphabet-Blocks-Kids-Size/dp/B005W8IWYG/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1408174120&sr=8-10&keywords=alphabet+blocks+carpet

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  10. Your room looks amazing! Thanks for linking up! I love the vinyl on your whiteboard and your compliments jar. Amazing idea! Your theme is so cute. I am jealous of all the storage you have in your classroom.

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    1. Thank you for hosting this link up Courtney! I was looking forward to linking up and visiting everyone's classrooms :) I always look back at your previous tours to get inspired :)

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  11. Your room looks awesome! Your theme is adorable and you did a great job carrying it throughout the room. Have a great year!

    Meagan
    Oodles of Teaching Fun

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  12. Hi! I just love all your storage! I don't know that I have ever seen so much storage in my life in a classroom. It is absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous! Thank you for linking up with me on my page darlin!

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    1. Oh my gosh! You should have seen the amount of storage I had before. It was sad!! I had stacks and stacks of junk all over the place because there was no where to place anything :( Let's just say I was a bit THRILLED at the thought of moving over to my new room :)

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  13. This is such a bright and fun room! I have similar lights from target above my white board! I love the learning objectives board you have as well! I might have to make that happen!

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    1. Thank you! My kids love the lights above the board. They are so calming and cute :) I started to display my objectives this way a few years ago and I will never go back to writing them out :) This is so much easier! Thank you for visiting!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your woodland theme turned out beautifully and your stools and ottoman are the most fun ever! So jealous of all of your cupboards and counter space! what an amazing room!
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! I was hoping you would like everything :) This counter is saving my life! I have so much space to place everything now. My new room has almost everything I could have asked for, not to mention I am now right by the playground where my kids are going to be playing on. Makes my life a bit easier and I appreciate that :) See you tomorrow!

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  15. Love, love, love your room! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Gladys! I've always admired your classroom, so that means a lot to me :)

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  16. Where did you get those cute little string lights?

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  17. My favorite part of your wonderful room is the display area for the kids work! I love how you used all those different papers yet it's pulled together! Very nice!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

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    1. I love this wall! I found these papers at Joann's and I knew I had to have them in my classroom! The chalkboard look is too perfect :)

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  18. So, so so so so cute!!!! I especially love the black backgrounds everywhere with the bright colors on top! I also love how you spruced up your clothespins with a simple colored ribbon--BRILLIANT! Great job, have a great year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was surprised at how much the bows added to the display. Makes it look more put together and adds a touch of cuteness :)

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  19. I don't think I should blog about my room after seeing your amazing classroom! I am in awe :)
    I wanted to pick a favorite part, but can one do such thing??!!

    Lucky kiddos,

    Tania
    My Second Sense

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    1. What?? You can't say that! I would love to see your room! We would be missing out if you didn't do a classroom reveal! Can't wait to see the whole thing :)

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  20. I love your objective board! Is the chevron paper just scrapbook paper? It matches your headings so well. How did you do the today's objectives title?

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    1. Thank you Meghan! Yes, the chevron paper is just scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby :) I couldn't resist it when I saw it! The objectives title was made using a Cricut.

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  21. Love your classroom! It is beautiful! How did you attach the scrapbook paper to the wall for your display area?

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  22. I am in LOVE with your classroom!! It is such an inspiration! You have given me so many ideas!! I am most excited about the objective board!! I have everything all set except the header at the top that says "Today's Objectives". Are the letters store bought or did you print them yourself? Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful classroom! =)

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  23. I looooove your classroom! It's the teacher's, who's a minimalist, dream!I love it! Its colorful, neat, and most importantly the decorations and "I can" statements aren't distracting! I've been in classroom where the objectives take up two full boards of sloppy teacher handwriting...but this...GAH!

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  24. I love your room! Did your focus wall poster come with your reading series?

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    1. Hi Christine! Yes, these posters are from our Journeys reading series :-)

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  25. I love your classroom!!! It is so roomy and colorful. My theme this year is woodsy too! I have gained so many wonderful ideas from your site. I can't wait to order your woodsy owl items. Adorable!!

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  26. I love your classroom!!! It is so roomy and colorful. My theme this year is woodsy too! I have gained so many wonderful ideas from your site. I can't wait to order your woodsy owl items. Adorable!!

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  27. I love, love, love your classroom. The font you used for your BUlletin titles are awesome. Did you use a Cricut? What font is it if you don't mind me asking?

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  28. I love your compliment jar. It's so much cuter than what I am currently using. Do you have a template for this?

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