Classroom TOUR 2017 - 2018

Happy back to school friends!  I wanted to talk about 'classroom reveals'.  I think it can be so overwhelming for newer teachers to see class tours and think - I don't have the money for that, I don't know where to start, etc., etc.  Classroom tours are certainly not meant to bring you more anxiety to the start of your school year.  That is definitely not my intention at all and I hope you come away inspired with a couple new ideas rather than feel overwhelmed.  I will tell you my first 'real classroom' had been meeting in the multi purpose room of an inner city school until right before Halloween when I was hired.  I had to throw my class together from noon until 4 one day because we weren't allowed there after hours or on weekends.  It just wasn't safe.
I'm excited to share my 24th year - YES!!! That's right 24th year with all of you.  I can't believe I've been teaching that long, I'm way to young right?!?! LOL  
For the last few years I've had a pirate theme and this year I knew I wanted to incorporate giraffes somehow as I have loved them since I was 3 years old.  I haven't even done a giraffe theme before because I didn't want a typical safari themed classroom and I wasn't sure how to pull off giraffes without it...well I think I did.
I have a shabby kinda themed room with giraffe accents and I really love it.  I feel right at home!  The giraffe items were super easy because I have so many and have collected things over the years.  I can't wait to share how I set my room up and why I did certain things....welcome to my flexible seating classroom and 
 my weekly series...


Come on in...


classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up.

This adorable hello vinyl is from my friend Julie - you can get one here:  https://www.facebook.com/MyStickyDesigns/






classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up and mini me melonheadz

I get lots of questions about my melonheadz mini me.  Nikki made it for me and then I sent it to Staples and they 'blew it up' for me to a poster size.  You can contact Nikki here if you want a mini me:  https://www.facebook.com/melonheadz/


classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up.

I have 2 desks, one where I sit and plan with my calendar and lesson plan book and the front one where I have my smart board computer set up.



My boards and displays were so much fun to work on, I wanted to be sure to put a positive spin on it and incorporate how strong I feel about growth mindset with some of my quotes, etc. 


classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up plus bulletin board ideas.







classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up plus a classroom stage.



classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up plus quotes in the classroom...you matter.

This is at the front of the room and I love that it is such a focal point in my classroom, reinforcing exactly how I feel about each and every child that steps foot into my classroom!


classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up




Lots of flexible seating options in my classroom thanks to Donor's Choose!



classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up



classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up, giraffe ideas



classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up, classroom library, classroom library set up and Ikea shelves

This is part of my library - I didn't get a picture of some built ins I have to store more of my books.


classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up,



classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up, plus class quotes and bulletin boards.

I have gotten lots of questions about my quote at the top of my board.  You can get it in my store here:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Class-Quote-3290024


flexible seating classroom tour, classroom reveal, classroom decor and set up, plus flexible seating in the classroom


I have more pictures but this about sums it up my friends.  I hope you enjoyed my classroom tour.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I also did a facebook live of my classroom tour which you can watch here: https://www.facebook.com/teachingandmuchmoore/videos/1256607634450989/
Happy teaching!!!
xo,





2 comments

  1. I am in love with your classroom! Love the colors, the flexible seating (the PILLOWS!), the growth mindset.....and the STAGE! Great job! Your kids must love being in your classroom! <3

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  2. Aww thankyou so much! I do love it and we have so much fun learning and growing together. Thanks for stopping by! xo,
    Vicky

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