Make it Monday { Sunday Edition } and Class Pictures PART 1

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Well I am 10 days away from meeting 30 sweet little first grade faces so I have been in my room trying to get it all set up.  I still have a ways to go so this is the first sneak peek.  I had to do some pinteresty things to my room this year ( just couldn't help myself ).
My made it Monday - well kinda Sunday happens to be reupholstering my district rolling chair and painting/mod podging a Goodwill find bar stool.  Here are some pics of the chair and bar stool.  The staple gun wouldn't work on the chair so I jimmied it with a screwdriver and then popped the fabric in with another screw driver...sounds funny but it worked!
Look at the gross stains - this chair is 12 years old. 

Tops done...

YAY - finished!!

Here is the sorta matching bar stool I found at goodwill...spray pain, matching fabric - sticky adhesive and modpodge and there you have it.

Another pinteresty makeover...drawers witht he cute scrapbook paper in them.

My 'teacher desk' at the front of the room.

set of drawers underneath since it's not a true teacher desk.

I found that adorable black and white polka dot magnetic expo holder at the Target dollar spot...whoo-hoo!

My Donor's Choose backpack cart I got last year to hold their backpacks. -- I LOVE IT!!!

My other pinterest project...this hardward holder actually holds alphabet stamps and alphabet magnetic letters..labeled with scrapbook paper, etc.

So I have this Big Book holder painted red...didn't match my room.  I ran out of black spray paint so to save money I just covered the front of it only with black chalkboard contact paper and voila now it kinda matches.

My reading group table with my seat crates and new redecorated chair

Heading towards my library. ( notice cute hanging tissue flowers I made this year )

I'm re doing my calendar board - so it is a work in progress.

Computer desk

These last 2 pics are from my Olympic Unit which you can find here.  This is one of
the projects that you can do as part of this unit.  Make a class graph.  Use the medals as graph pieces.  The kids write their names on the pieces and stick it in the column of their favorite Olympic Sport.  Then you can analzye the graph.  I will add pics after we do it together as a class.  Whew - that was kinda long.  Can't wait to finish my class and add the rest of the pics.


  1. I always love having peeks into classrooms. Loved how your swivel chair came out.

    The Paper Maid

  2. Very nice, I love getting the chance to see other classrooms.


  3. I enjoyed looking at your room make-over. Your swivel chair looks identical to one that I am planning to cover. The other chair has the same nasty fabric but it has arms. Thanks for sharing how you managed to cover the chair.

  4. Great chair redo! I love that backpack holder...I could SO use kiddos have no cubbies and like 6 hooks in the "coat" area...not enough!

    ~ Mizz J
    Apple Blossoms

  5. Thank you so much for your kind words! I love your blog and am your newest follower! :)

    Ms. M

  6. Your room is looking good!! I hope you'll come by and check out my new Clip Art page:)


    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    Dots of Fun! Clip Art

  7. OMG, Vicky you amaze me!!! I wish one of my kiddos could be in your class :(

  8. I love the chair!! I want to do that to my chair too. Everything looks fab!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  9. So cute! Loving your polka dots and bees! That chair is amazing. I need mine refinished too.

  10. Super cute Vicky! I love all of your pinteresty projects and am so glad I'm not the only one with a bunch of them going on! :)

    Tangled with Teaching

  11. Looks fabulous! Ok-how was the chair? Truthfully! Is it a nightmare? We keep going back and forth but honestly it just scares us. One of those projects that looks like a piece of cake until you start, then you go What The! Thanks for the tour-great accomplishments. You should be very proud :)
    -Christy & Tammy

  12. Wow - looks good! You've accomplished so much - it's inspiring me to get moving! THIRTY 1st graders? That's so many - good luck!

  13. Your room looks wonderful! I love black and white stuff too! Thanks for stopping to see me at my new blog!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  14. Your room looks great! I feel so behind the ball since I haven't started mine!

    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

  15. I wish we had cute chairs like that so I could do a makeover!! We have plastic teacher chairs (think student chair, but larger and on wheels). :( Your makeover is so cute!

    Teaching Maddeness

  16. LOVE the chair! I want to go find a cheap one now that I can recover! THANKS for the inspiration! = )

  17. It's looking good! I'm getting a yucky feeling in the pit of my stomach because I know IT'S coming!!
    Owl Things First

  18. You're classroom is looking great and as a new blogger I loved checking out your blog! My firsties don't start back for another 2 1/2 weeks so I am way behind you in getting my room set up :)
    Teach With Laughter