Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Zebra Leveled Labels!!

As you can see from the previous post we were allowed back into our classrooms early this summer.  It was very rare. My campus is usually the last one on the cleaning/floor tour for the district.  This summer we were moved to first! Some of my teacher besties and I totally took advantage! Laptops in tow, a Cherry Dr. Pepper in hand, and lots of giggles along the way we spent multiple days prepping our spaces. We had a great time helping each other out and sharing ideas. 

One of my most re-pinned classroom pictures on Pinterest is my leveled library from the Where It All Goes Down Post from last summer. The boxes are from Really Good Stuff (Wow my classroom has changed a bit since then!)...

On to my point...
One of my teammates has a jungle themed room and asked if I could make leveled labels to match her theme and color scheme.  I was so excited to see how they turned out and I LOVE them! (The white buckets are ice buckets from Walmart!)

You can check them out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Sneak Peak (well really it's a sneak read?!?)...in the works for 1st Grade Glitter and Giggles...I'm pairing up with 3rd Grade's a Hoot for a Pirate sized giveaway!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Classroom Makeover...

Well kind of...maybe I should say classroom update!?!? I needed to re-arrange to create some wall space in order to implement Cafe this year and let the owls join in the fun, and I'm all glitter and giggles with the results! The owl tree turned out just fab! I was also in need of a new guided reading table so Misty and I headed to Ikea.  My previous table just took up too much room.  I'm not sure how much I'll like the new table, but it looks sooo much better.  Check out some of my new glitter...

Daily 5 and Cafe Owl Tree!!!
(For a vertical version of this bulletin board, check out 3rd Grade's a Hoot)

Cafe Menu
Cafe Menu: 3rd Grade's a Hoot - Free
Cafe Letters: Frog Street Press' Bright Sassy Dot - $9.99
Owl Clip Art: JW Illustrations
Tissue Poms: I made those!

Daily 5 Board
Literacy Signs: 3rd Grade's a Hoot - $5
Daily 5 Letters: Frog Street Press' Bright Sassy Dot - $9.99
Owl Clip Art: JW Illustrations
Tissue Poms: I made those!

Listening Station & Word Family Board
White Tables (2) : Ikea - $8
Green Stools (2): Ikea - $8
Dr. Seuss Word Family Board: See my blog post!

Guided Reading Area
White/Pink Table: Ikea - $35ish
Pink Swivel Chair: Ikea - $25ish
(I'm still working on the student chairs for my guided table...looking for something just right!)

A little glitter behind my table...
Keep Calm Printable: 3rd Grade's a Hoot - FREE!
Pink Frame: Hobby Lobby - $19.99
Lamp: Made with supplies from Hobby Lobby - About $20

Classroom Library
(I changed this up a bit from my previous pics and I haven't filled the bins with books yet...)
Paintings: This is my number 1 follower question...I painted these canvas prints myself! Just took a canvas, acrylic paint, and some patience!
Couch Pillows: Made using fabric from Hobby Lobby and old decorative pillows
Shelves (2): Target - $45
Plastic Bins: Dollar Tree - $1

Word Wall
I finally changed out my alphabet and I LOVE the results!
Alphabet: Tricia Lyday - $3.50
Bright Book Bins (under word wall): Really Good Stuff - $35.99 (set)

Table Numbers
Tissue Poms: Party City - $6.99
Pink Ribbon: Hobby Lobby - $3
Owl Decor: 3rd Grade's a Hoot - $10

Behavior Chart
Owl Behavior Chart: 3rd Grade's a Hoot Blog - Free

This room has me all smiles and sunshine.
In other news...I know that several of you have contacted me looking for my Birdies and Buntings & Camping Cuties Daily 5 sets.  I'm currently working on updating them to meet "guidelines".  I will have them re-posted soon. I hope everyone is having a restful summer!! Up next for me grade level shirts and a little Florida sunshine! Giggles!!!!