Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Take a Tour of My Classroom

Well, it's done and ready for students!  Take a tour of my classroom below.  Click on the pictures to enlarge and pin away!  :)

The front of my classroom.  The numbers are from Amy Lemons.

You can see in this picture that I took the legs off of my small group table so that the kiddos can sit on the floor around the table.  It saves room and lots of noise, not to mention helps with the "wiggles".

My small group area in front of the ActivBoard.  My teacher desk is pushed up against the wall...who sits down at their desk anyway?!  :)

My CAFE and Daily 5 Board and my cute neon baskets from Dollar Tree.  Beanbags are from Walmart.

Technology Table. We have 3 iPads and 5 iPod Touch devices.  I keep them in the little drawers on the table.  Headphones are in the green box.  The Acceptable Use Policy Posters can be found for FREE at Soaring Through Second Grade.

This is my Read to Self area.  I love the chairs (Target) and rug (Dollar General).  

This is my Work on Writing table.  The I Can Write A... bulletin board can be found {here} from A Cupcake for the Teacher.  It's a wonderful resource!  The Writer's Eye Posters can be found for FREE {here} from Sailing Through First Grade.

The back of my room and door to my next door neighbor.  My attendance check-in is on the black cabinet door and my behavior clip chart is on the side of the filing cabinet.

A view of the rest of my computers - we are lucky to have 5!

From the front corner.

My crate seats that I made last year - love them and they're sturdy.  I only had to replace one crate!  You can find my post about them {here}.  I think it was my very first post!

My table baskets.  I love these baskets from Dollar Tree.  Inside, I have two plastic, disposable containers to house crayons and two plastic cups for markers and pencils.

My Brownie Points board, my whisper phones, pick me cup and Brain Breaks from 3rd Grade Thoughts.

Once again, my teacher area with the Whole Brain Teaching posters on the board found {HERE} for free from First Grade Fever.

Whew!  There you have it!  My 2nd Grade Classroom for 2012-2013.  Our first day with students is Thursday so wish me luck!  :o)  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to pin any pictures you like.  A big thanks to all those bloggers that I linked to who inspired me to create my room using so much FREE, awesome material!  If you see something of yours that isn't linked to you, please comment below so that I can give you credit - I don't "think" I left anybody out :)

66 comments:

Miss Kindergarten said...

LOVE!!!

The Paisley Apple said...

Your classroom looks FABulous....very organized, color coordinated and easy mobility! I realize that I have A LOT to do yet in my classroom. When do you start school? I might have to lower my round table and make some color crate seats. :)

luvzenkms2(Leea) said...

Love your room, So jealous of your DT green baskets..ummm I've been to ummmm Several DT's looking and nada....online you don't get a certain color....SIGH....Thanks for sharing your room, good luck on Thursday!

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Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

Thanks you guys! We start school on Thursday! @The Paisley Apple, you will LOVE lowering your table - no chairs and SO fun! And I stalked Dollar Tree and purchased an insane amount of the baskets in one day :)

Teaching Fabulous Firsties! said...

Hi Jamie,
I’m your newest follower! I am in an OCD-dream seeing how everything is all matchy-matchy! I've been teaching since 1992, so making all of my tubs match would be WAY too expensive. :) I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Come on over for a visit sometime. Thanks!
Corinna :)
Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

Amber @ Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher said...

Your classroom is FABULOUS! I love all of the colors!


Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Teaching Fabulous Firsties! said...

Whoa! I pinned a few of your classroom pictures and about 10 people pinned them within a minute! Pinterest is amazing!
Corinna
Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

Tarita said...

Yeah! Way to go! Looks great.
Thanks for sharing!!
Tarita
Papers, Pencils and Books, Oh My!

Amy said...

Love your room! It's so colorful.

Amy
Krazy About Kiddos

Storie said...

I LOVE the colors - especially the way the pink pops on your bulletin boards. I have too many red things to pull it off, so I have had to stick with a lot of primary colors. Thank you for sharing your classroom pics :)
Storie
Stories by Storie

Kate said...

It looks wonderful!!! I love your desk arrangement too... hmmm, I might have to see if my desks will fit that way! Thanks for sharing!

Kate
EduKate and Inspire

Jess said...

Holy mother of all things BRIGHT!! I am sooo in love with your classroom. Can I have it? Or atleast be one of your students?? You are sooo organized and I love the bright bins and crates from the Dollar Tree. I actually saw them there myself but since I am just beginning my journey in school, I figured it would be a little early to start buying them and having to find storage for them. (Now I feel like I NEED them anyway).

Im hosting my very first linky party... it's A Teacher's style linky. I would love for you to join the party!!

Jess
From Blood to Books!

Teacher-ific said...
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Teacher-ific said...

I love LOVE your classroom colors!! Where did you get the bulletin background and borders?? Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Peppers said...

Is the pink around the board duct tape? Or is it double borders...I like how it pops plus I have really old wood around my board

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I love it, I love it!! We have the same taste!! I can't wait to get into my room!!! {and thanks for the shout-out!!}
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Becca Morris said...

Your room looks awesome! I love all the coordinating colors. Great job.

✰Becca
Simply 2nd Resources

Alicia Stucky said...

I love all the little areas you have set up. I'm going to be homeschooling this year (pre-k and 7th grade) and while we were shopping for supplies yesterday at Target, I fell in LOVE with these dorm bean-bag chairs. I thought they'd be awesome for the reading corner set up by the bookshelf, but I wondered if it would just bring on the wiggles. (Our spinny chair had to go for this reason!) Have you used bean bag chairs in previous years? Do they work well? Because as soon as I got home without them, I was second-guessing myself! lol

Alicia Stucky said...

Sorry -- home *without* them.

Kim said...

Your room looks fabulous! Thanks for the links to the wonderful free items.

ambersmith said...

I moved my desk to the exact same spot your's is. I agree who really sits at their desk but who is always needs something off of their desk? ME! Have a great 1st day! In Mississippi we are on day 3! :)

Emily said...

Awesome job! My desks are arranged just like yours. I'll be using WBT and 7 Habits this year and am excited to see how it works. =)

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

amy said...

Oh my heck, it looks SO GOOD!!! Enjoy your first day with your students.
Amy
Where Seconds Count

Anonymous said...

If you go to www.dollartree.com you can purchase those baskets in bulk...30 to an order...I just did!

Teacher-ific said...

It's me again, where can I download you CAFE labels, the ones that go underneath the letter. I know you have some on your TPT store for free, but the ones in your classroom actually say "comprehension, accuracy, fluency, expanded vocabulary" Thanks agian!! :)

Sandy said...

WOW!!! Your classroom is AMAZING!!!! So cheerful and colorful! I was SO excited to see the iPad posters in your classroom! I'm so glad you can use them! Good luck tomorrow!!! Can't wait to hear about your first day!!!

Soaring Through Second

Tania said...

The room looks fantastic! I would love to have desks...oh the possibilities.
Tania
My Second Sense

Kristen said...

I love it Jamie!! Everything!!! The colors are so happy and eye-catching...and the organization is just perfect :) :)

JulieKate said...

Love your room! I can't get into my room for a few weeks yet- but seeing yours inspires me!!!! Good luck with your new kiddos!

Miss Nelson said...

Your room is to die for! Come link up. It's a giveaway too
http://www.missnelsonsgotthecamera.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-after.html

Ginger Snaps said...

I did the same thing with those number from Amy with the different neon colors! HAHA that was before I even saw your post! So cute!

Ginger Snaps

Shelby said...

Where are your genre posters from??? They are super cute!

Shelby said...

Where are your genre posters from??? They are super cute!

Shelby said...

Where are your genre posters from??? They are super cute!

Jessica McDurmon said...

Love your classroom!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Amber Vest said...

Your room looks wonderful the kids will love it! Thank you for sharing.

Teacher-ific said...

Thanks!! I emailed you :)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog!! I love your classroom!!!Where can I get your " I PICK" sign and labels? I'd love to have them for my classroom. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie, I was wondering if you can help me find the blend and digraph cards you use. I went on Mrs. Lemons sight but can't seem to find. Your classroom is amazing! You put a lot of work into it and I can tell you're an amazing teacher!

1st time 1st Grade Teacher :)

Mary Lirette said...

Your room looks fantastic!! :)

Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Jassica said...

Bean Bag Chairs
Really it is nice post and thanks for sharing it

Linda said...

Your classroom is beautiful! Hope you're having a great first few weeks! BTW...I purchased several more of your CCSS resources for writing and love them! I've been having a serious case of CCSS stress and your math, writing, and reading resources have been soooo helpful! I hope you don't think I'm a stalker, but I made kind of a big fuss and blogged about you and your wonderfull atore! Check it out!
Linda
AroundtheKampfire

Linda said...

OOps! Lots of typos in that comment....sorry!

Sonya James said...

I am sooo jealous of your room. I teach in one of the oldest schools in the county, and in two years we will be moving into a new school. I would love to be this organized. I have tried to pull in some color. I painted the inside of my classroom door in primary colors, and I have a long primary green 2shelf bookshelf similar to your brown one at the front of your room. Can I send you pictures of my room and get some suggestions on what I could do? I am a color fanatic, and do not mind spending money on my classroom. However, I don't think my room is as big as yours. PLease help.My email address is sjamesses@gmail.com

The Frizz said...

Wow! I am just now seeing this post and I want to re-organize my classroom right.this.second!

You must have put so much work into that! It looks incredible! I love all of it. Thanks for adding the links to all of the freebies!

The Frizz

The Frizz in First Grade

Gina Coniglio said...

LOVE your room!! I'm so glad I found you through Denise!! I'm getting so inspired seeing everyone's room. I've been wanting to make the crate seats. I'm adding it to my summer list!! THANKS for sharing!
Gina
Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

Miss Luedke said...

Where did you get your selfs that go under your white boards? I love your room!

Celizamas Sanders said...

LOVE IT! If you taught at my school we would love hanging out in each other's rooms because we definitely have the same decor style!

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

@Miss Luedke, the shelves were already in my classroom. I just painted them black, along with all the other furniture in my classroom (filing cabinets and big storage cabinets).

@Celizamas, Thanks! I love my bright room :)

Cami said...

I love your classroom!! They let you paint your furniture black? I wish we could do that in our county!!

dbs0786 said...

Please tell me where you got your "I pick" posters. I've searched TPT! I have the CAFE circles but don't remember where they came from either! Dbs0786@gmail.com

Mrs. Brown said...

Hi, I just found your site via http://www.theschoolsupplyaddict.com/room-setup.html.
I looked on TpT for your "7 habits" posters and can't find them. Do you still have them? I'd like to see what they are about. Thanks!

Totally adorable room, by the way!

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

@Mrs. Brown, I didn't create the 7 Habits posters. I found them through Pinterest and they were created by the owner of this blog: http://simplysweetteaching.blogspot.com. Her name is Beth Banco. Hope you find them! :)

Monica Rodriguez said...

so happy I found your blog!!! I'm a first year teacher and rather than doing a theme in my classroom I chose to go with neon colors (pink, blue, green!)... I love, love the border you use... can you let me know the brand and name so I can try to find it...been searching with no luck... Your room is my inspiration!

teacher3momof2 said...

Where did you get the black shelves to fit under your white board?

Keira0504 said...

Hi, Jamie! Just found your blog! Love it! I also teach 2nd grade. I read what you wrote about the Daily 5 and I just ordered the book. Thank you! Your bulletin board is great! Any chance of you putting the letters and signs for Cafe, Daily 5, IPICK on tpt? Or if it's something you got elsewhere could you let me know? Thanks so much! keira0504@gmail.com

Keira0504 said...

You are awesome... thanks!

NOFRANK said...

Love your room. I am always looking for new wonderful ideas for my room so I can spice it up a bit! Prepping for the new year is one of my favorite things to do. A different year brings new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

ByronJ said...

Your room is so cute and looks very organized. This year, I have moved to 2nd grade from kindergarten. I am so excited but scared at the same time. I was wanting to know what he baskets on the desk were. They have two cups and two containers with lids. What are those for? Also, how does C.A.F.E. work?

Felicia Tokson said...

Your Classroom looks fantastic! Love the colors and the organiztion. Where is all your storage? How many students do you have? you have such a nice big room! Have a great first day with your kiddos!

Miya said...

I like your duct tape idea. Does it ruin the borders? DO you also use it to keep faux bulletins on the walls?

BPN357 said...

I love your classroom and more so your rotation. I'm actually doing the same thing for my Math (8 rotations - 4 groups) and same way M/W & T/Th. My question to you is where and how do you display your rotations for it to not be confusing for the children?

Theresa Copeland said...

Your classroom looks fantastic! We have a "Brownie Pan" in my classroom too! It's so simple, and yet such a powerful motivator! I'm curious about where you got the bookshelves that are underneath your ActivBoard. I'm desperate for some shelving underneath my SmartBoard, but I can't seem to find any that are the right height!

Theresa @ True Life I'm a Teacher!

Angela Kautz said...

I love your daily 5 and cafe signs! Where did you get them?!

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

Thanks Angela! I made them to match my classroom decor set on TPT. I can no longer share them though because the terms are copyrighted. Some others were asked to take theirs down, so I will no longer be sharing them. So sorry!

Khizer Ishtiaq said...

Very Nice Post Brother.
Keep it Up :-)

Regards : Tuts Point PK

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