It’s time for the reveal of the new classroom theme!
Chevron Floral Mix!
The goal was to modernize my existing colors while calming the environment and making it feel like a home.
Meeting place from the back of the room
Standing at the door looking in
From door (again)
small group area and classroom library
computer area again
(broken headphones that block out extra noise for those who need it)
left side of word wall with newly covered chevron ottoman
teacher/small group area
Closer view of the library
(my mom covered all my pillows with the new fabric and made my curtains!!)
I had planned to frame some corkboard myself and paint it black.
I found this framed corkboard at hobby lobby in the 50% off section!
It was cheaper to get it than make it myself!
Back of the room from the door
Opposite wall of the classroom library
Our Daily 5 book boxes will go above the cubbies
I usually put our anchor charts and units of study info on the blank wall.
First up will be our beginning of school anchor charts.
standing at the cubbies looking at the rest of the room
Opposite wall of the library
reference wall and backpack hooks
Back wall with new lamps on sale for $5! hooray!
View from my teacher table at the back counter
I am sorry if some of these pictures got redundant! I tried to get every angle around the room.
I am so excited about the makeover! I was overwhelmed and unsure as it began, and with the help of my mom, it started to really take shape and look the way I had envisioned.
Thanks for being such inspiring teachers, friends, and colleagues!
I love looking into everyone’s classrooms!
It is just beautiful! Very calm, beautiful, organized! LOVE it:)
Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
Mrs. Green says
This looks amazing! Congrats on creating an aesthetically pleasing educational atmosphere #inspired
Mrs. Green says
I'm a new follower too!
BEAUTIFUL!! I love the detail of everything!
I am a new teacher…my first very own class for the 2013-2014 school year and I have been so excited to get my classroom set up. I love your "homey" feeling and that is exactly what I'm looking for. You gave me lots of great ideas and inspiration!!
Elizabeth Miller says
Love, love, love your room! Wished I had your space and decorator!!
I love your classroom! The chevron is so modern and your classroom feels so homey!
It looks perfect, Reagan! Great job!
Mrs. Smyth says
Love, love, love! Where did you get the grey rug? I need that pattern in green for my room 🙂
New Adventures in First Grade
Did you ever find out where her rig came from? I looked through the comments after yours but I didn't see anything. Thanks Karissa you can email me [email protected] how much do y'all pay every 3 months for trash pick up?
Michelle Hudgeons says
Michelle @ Smitten With First
You have definitely achieved your goal of making your classroom feel homey! I'm obsessed with your cute word wall and rug!
Your room is beautiful!!! I love it! I really like how you have your word wall too.
Conversations in Literacy
Ms. Chrissy B says
Oh my gosh- your room looks great! It looks so home-y and spacious 🙂
Buzzing with Ms. B
Goal accomplished!!! Your classroom looks amazing!
The Common Core Classroom
Annie Moffatt says
Watch our Martha….here comes Reagan! I just had to scrape my jaw off the floor!!
Love it!!! The meeting area is so cute!
Krazy About Kiddos
Mrs. Davis says
Reagan, it's beautiful! Calm, chic, and ready for learning!
Carried Away in Kindergarten
Your room looks great, you really have invested a lot into the look & feel of everything! 🙂
Antonia @ forkin4th
Pam and Jess says
WOW! I love how neat, organized, and streamlined everything looks!
Buggy In Kindergarten says
It is GORGEOUS Reagan! Very homey! I'm super jealous of how BIG your room is!!!
The Lemonade Stand says
I LOVE the chevron!!! Super cute!!!
What a fun theme! It makes me wish I was teaching first again (I MISS it!)
Miss Nelson says
Becca Morris says
Wow! It looks like a cozy living room. I want to be in your class!
Simply 2nd Resources
Kelly Hall says
Your room is amazing!!!! I would love to be in your classroom!
Everything looks so great!! Good Job!
Well, I think you accomplished your goal. I want to curl up in your library and read all day long.
It's BEAUTIFUL! I love the color scheme and how cozy and neutral everything is! JEALOUS!!! Good job!
It is so warm and inviting! What a great place to learn.
Deniece Frideley says
I can't even get into my classroom until the 17th and YOU'RE DONE!! My gosh! I love it, love it, love it. It seems so calm.
I don't even know how to comment on this… it's wonderful!!! You're going to come do mine next, right?! 😉
EduKate and Inspire
The Science Penguin says
Holy cow, this looks good!
The Science Penguin
REALLY???? I am so envious! I want to be in your class. You accomplished your goal of making feel like home. The colors, furnishings, and arrangement are -OMG!!! Words can't describe it.
Ashley Kathleen says
Wow, I'm blown away!! I love it!
The Resource Room Teacher
Ms. Feuerstack says
Your classroom looks great. It looks warm and cozy. I am jealous of all your great built in storage. I can't wait to start working on my room, but we can't get in until August 20th.
Fun and Learning in First
Inside this Book says
Your room is amazing! I am 4 kinds of jealous! Your students are lucky to have a teacher who puts so much time and thought into their environment. How can they help but be successful!?
Inside this Book
Fisher Reyna Education says
WOW!!! What very lucky students! You did a great job!!!
WOW is all I can say! It's simply beautiful!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
I LOVE the makeover!!!! Your room looks amazing! Surely someone out there gives out grad credit or at least awards for classroom design. We need to nominate you (and your mom)!
Funky First Grade Fun
Oh my goodness, I LOVE your classroom! I want to go back to school and learn there! The colors and organization are wonderful…I'd say you definitely achieved your goal of calming and feeling like a home.
Oceans of First Grade Fun says
So lov-errrrrr-ly! Your colors go together perfectly. I know your students will absolutely love coming to school every day!
Oceans of First Grade Fun
Wonderful, gorgeous and fabulous. I love it.
You have done an amazing job, everything looks super !!! I like the quiet phones idea…..
Delaney White says
OMG…I love it! This looks amazing!
All I can say is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!!!!
Ms. Jones’ Junction
What a beautiful makeover! I'm jealous you're allowed to use fabric, and have lamps, and well . . . don't get me started. Just wanted to say you did an AMAZING JOB!
Miss School Potato says
Can I be in your class? I love it!!
Rachel Lamb says
your room is so calming. I've got to steal that idea for the computer desktops! genius!
Lookin' good, lookin' good!
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade
AMAZING!!! Can I have those reading chairs that are in your classroom library!! WOW!!!
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OH MY WORD Reagan!!!! I am IN LOVE with your room! Should you ever decided to leave teaching you easily have a second career in interior design!
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Living a Wonderful Life says
Dang…your classroom looks awesome. SO warm and inviting. Can I be in your class?!
Living A Wonderful Life
Your room is amazing! I think you certainly accomplished your goal of making it feel like home. I'd feel at home there!
I love your classroom. I love all the organizational details.
Taylor Lawren says
I want your rug!!!! 🙂
Your classroom is gorgeous! I am so jealous of how organized it is. Great job!
Katie Lawson says
It does feel super homey! I love your small group area! I wish I had a window to put a curtain on, no windows in my room. 🙁 Your room looks fabulous! Great job!
OH my goodness, Reagan!! It is seriously stunning! So put together and welcoming! Perfect environment for lots of great learning! 🙂
Rowdy in Room 300
WOW!!! This classroom looks like a place I like to live in. Cozy, inviting and perfectly put together. Stunning.
My Second Sense
oh' boy says
holy cow now you need to come and help me get my room ready and bring your mom too
Lisa R. says
Wowzers Reagan!! Your room is amazing!! I love the paint color & the whole color scheme of the classroom. I would love to be a student in your classroom!! 🙂 Amazing job!!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
The Kinder Garden says
Wow, amazing! Your room looks so homey, cozy, and organized! Totally jealous of your smartboard and all your computers, too… your kids will love it!
The Kinder Garden
♥ S. says
Oh my! I absolutely L.O.V.E. your room! It is so calm and inviting! You are SO organized. =) The chevron really gives the room a clean, crisp look. And, I really like how you used the computer backgrounds to label your computers…what an excellent idea! Your students are going to have a wonderful learning environment this year!
First Class First Grade
Jennifer Tilton says
It is beautiful, just beautiful. Your students are very lucky!
Lacie Brown says
I absolutely LOVE your classroom! It looks so HOMEY! 🙂
Pam Justus says
Fluttering Through First Grade says
Just fabulous! We just want to come and sit and have coffee in your class! So cozy! Love love love your word wall! Thanks for sharing!
-Christy & Tammy
Charell Milton says
Sooo I have a crush on your classroom…It is Ah-may-zing!!!I can look and feel just at home and safe and I'm sure that is the feeling you are looking for! I just had to follow you so that some of your great ideas can rub off on me 🙂
BTW, I love your the brown and turquoise colors of your blog, they are may fav!
Miss Milton's Memoirs
Wow! So beautiful!!!!! Nice job!!!
Gina Kelly says
WOW! What an amazing classroom you have! It must have cost you a small fortune but it was worth it. It is looks wonderfully calm and peaceful!
Wow! Your classroom is truly an inspiration!
Laura R. 🙂
It is so cozy and inviting!! I love it. I also love all the lamps. We aren't allowed to have lamps anymore because of trying to save money on electricity. Seriously ridiculous!! 🙁
Love it! Looks so great. I really like the computer backgrounds and love the rug!
Wow! Congratulations. You (and your mom) created a room with a great feeling of home. What a joy it will be to get there every day.
Maggie at MKC! says
Maggie (Maggie's Kinder Corner)
Your classroom is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your students are going to love it! Thanks for sharing all of your pics. You have inspired me!
Miss T says
I think it looks stunning Reagan! It feels like home and I would love to be a student in your class!
Journey of a Substitute Teacher
Your room is so cozy and comfortable. Your kiddos are going to be so thrilled that they have you as a teacher! Our rooms are extensions of who we are and what we represent. Your room definitely speaks volume of your fabulous character!
An Apple a Day in First Grade
It looks extraordinary! (We have got to find a magazine to feature you!)
You know what makes this gorgeous room even better? YOU teach in it! You put your heart and soul into teaching your (incredibly lucky) students in this beautiful classroom every single day. Your skill and talent make this a beautiful space in which kids can learn and feel welcomed, happy, and successful…
Finding JOY in 6th Grade
Amber @ Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher says
Oh my goodness, your classroom is soooooooo fabulous! It's just so pretty! I am in love. I mean, I would probably live there if I was you!
Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher
It is soooo nice! I love all the details.
My Life as a Third Grade Teacher
Your classroom is beautiful!
Layla Wiedrick Henry says
I want to move in! Where did you get all the cute chevron pillows. runners and stool? I love it sooo much!
Fancy Free in Fourth
Miss Kindergarten says
It looks amazing! Great job!!
Looks amazing!! I wish I had that much room! I'm jealous for sure!!
Lee Ann says
Looks good! You have a lot of space and nice storage, too. Just wondering where you got your number posters with ten frames?
Eileen Griffin says
Wow! Your room looks fantastic! Congratulations! Your students are going to feel right at home.
Second Grade Sunshine
Positively Learning says
Oh my goodness, I didn't even know classrooms COULD look like this!! I definitely haven't been dreaming big enough. It's simply amazing!
I am so envious! This looks amazing! 🙂
Michelle Walker says
What an absolutely stunning room! I just love your colour scheme!
Your room looks great! So organized 🙂
It is beautiful, elegant, organized, and calming. I'm just in awe.
The Teaching Thief
Incredible!!! I love to make my room over every year but this truly fabulous!!! I'm sure the children will love it!!!
Ginger Snaps says
Um, your room is like 12 kinds of cute. So jealous!!
Fantastic! I love all the things you've done to your room now and in the past.
Your classroom is gorgeous! Are you sure weren't previously an interior designer?
What a wonderful room! You have a touch!
One question for you -the book boxes that you are going to put on top of the cubbies- where did you purchase them?
Also, do you have on your TPT site the Daily 5 posters for sell?
Thanks and I am glad I purchased your binder pages and spine covers!!
Have a good start!
Michelle Ramey says
Super awesome makeover, OMG I would love to live in that room and teach, and or learn! You seem to have a ton of space! Jealous!
Sandy Fiorini says
Wow!! Your room looks amazing. I'm sure your students will feel right at home.
Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium
Wow, your room looks awesome! It is so visually calming and organized, great job!!
Joy of Kindergarten
Kayla S. says
Okay- I'm inspired! Now I'm off to make some screensavers for my computers!
I absolutely LOVE your classroom! It would make me excited to go to work everyday! I wish I didn't have to move out of my classroom every 9 weeks so I could attempt a room as wonderful as yours!!
Mrs. Kerola @ Happy Literacy says
Very nice room! I love your cozy library area. Could you share how you made the screensavers?
Your new classroom is beautiful! You worked hard and it shows! Love it!
Mrs. Larremore says
I love it Reagan! Your color scheme is great!
Congratulations on getting it done! I still have a lot to do, but I am making good progress. I just haven't photographed in a few days… 🙂 You definitely made it feel like a home! — Victoria
Jenn Bates says
Finally in First
Your room is beyond beautiful!!! I could just sit and stare at the photos over and over again. It's just perfect Reagan!!
Lord have mercy girl….I was talking about you to a different teacher, who just started back in the classroom ….I sent a link to this post. But when your loan your mom out just come with her, and you can decorate our buildings room. We will call it professional development. LOL….LOVE THIS ROOM…..thanks for sharing 🙂
Mrs.LaSota's Blog says
You sure have been busy! It is calm, cute and beautiful!!!!
I want your tools so bad! I'd use them in my house or classroom- I dn't evencare!
I'm having a MEGA giveaway- feel free to stop on by and enter! 🙂
Your room looks amazing!!!! :o)
Mrs. Wathen says
Simply AMAZING!There are so many wonderful details, I keep going back to look agan and again!
The Resourceful Apple
A Tale of 2 First Grades says
Reagan, your room looks so stylish! I LOVE all the chevron. Do you get to paint your walls? The colors are fantastic! Your kids are going to feel so welcome in your room!
A Tale of 2 First Grades
WOWZA!!!!! That looks AMAZING!! You did a terrific job!
The Peanut Gallery says
What a COZY, COZY room! I could live in there! It is just beautiful!
jenny menendez says
Vivian Lynn says
Beautiful room!!! Did you make the ten frames, and all the letters etc with the chevron background? Is it in your tpt store? If you can please link it, I would like to purchase those for my classroom.
Miss R says
Wow!! I am amazed! Speechless! 🙂
Miss R's Room
This classroom is AMAZING! This is the room I want to walk in with my daughter on meet the teacher day!
You're classroom is amazing and it is quite obvious the passion you have for teaching. I would love to use your Daily Five posters in my classroom;however I can seem locate them. I have tried a couple of the links that you suggested and still have been unsuccessful. Can you help me? I've included my email address, if needed.
Thank you for sharing your room with me. It truly is an inspiration. 🙂
I was hoping to leave you a special note – but everyone has already said it! 🙂 Your room is amazing! and you are so lucky you could paint walls!
wow – I'm definitely pinning this to gaze upon for inspirations!
~ Kristine says
Your room is amazing! 🙂 I LOVE your big book tub… where did you find it!? I WANT ONE! Have a great year!
Wow! This is amazing! I wanna be a students in your class! 🙂 Love it all!
Looks beautiful…..Lots of time, thought, and effort. Don't you love Mom's who can sew!? My mom does the same for me!
I have a question though,on your Daily 5 charts, how did you print them out with the color and the font? Did you design them yourself? If so..HOW did you do it? I really liked them.
Your room is so very inspiring! I have been trying to figure out where in the world to put my Math tubs and my back counter is completely empty and looks much like yours…perfect!! Thank you!
The Queen Bee says
I am so jealous…your room looks "bee-U-tiful" Love it!
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Mrs. Richardson says
Where did you get that rug?? I'm in love with it!!
Great job creating a "homey" feel! Your room is very inviting. Thanks for sharing the final product!
Fern Smith says
Your room is beautiful, it was featured in a Pinterest Email that was sent to me!! Just beautiful, your students are so lucky!
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Love it!!!!!!! So inspiring!!!!!!!
Jill H says
WOW!!!! Looks Great! Your library is awesome – that is A LOT of work!
Techie Santillana says
i LOVE your room! i am going to use it as the inspiration to decorate mine 🙂
Beautiful! What I would give for a big classroom and stores to shop at! Living on a TINY island in the Caribbean makes that really hard, as done at 19'X14' classroom!
This is not only beautiful but inspiring to a 2nd year Kindergarten teacher like myself. 🙂 One of my goals for this year is to have a better system for my library. I love yours! Would you mind sharing where you purchased the shelving and bins? Thank you!
Wow! I have been teaching for MANY years and I know first hand how much time all of this must have taken you to do. It is such a welcoming and wonderful environment. I even called my 8th grade daughter to come and look at your pictures. Thanks for the inspiration as I return to school next week to set up my new room!
I love your room!!! It makes me want to curl up and read! Looks great!!!
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Your classroom looks amazing! I'm loving that fabric for your pillow and curtains. Where did you find it? I've been searching for something similar to tie in the orange , green and yellow 70's theme in my classroom! Great job!
Dr. Jill E. Steeley says
What a lovely job! Your room is so spacious. Job well done!!
Your room is AMAZING! I love how everything is so coordinated and how the space flows. Beautiful job…Cuz I know that doesn't happen easily!
First Grade is Fantabulous!
WOW!!! Your room looks like it is from an up-scale magazine!!! Can I be in your class??? I am inspired to go into my room to work now!!! Love your ideas!
Mariely Sanchez says
I am sooo in LOVE with your classroom decoration and organization! It's simply amazing…immensly SUPERB. Bravo for doing such an amazing job. You are a true inspiration. 🙂
I love how classic your room is! It's kid friendly and yet very adult.
Amanda Madden says
Amazing!! Love how it turned out! 🙂 Room of the year award, for sure!
Love the use of the trapezoid tables. I have rectangular tables and they take up so much space. I am going to put out an email to my fellow teachers and see if I can bargain and swap tables.
Kristina Clark says
Wow!!! This Is amazing!!! I LOVE everything about this room! You are fantastic and so creative! Have a great year!
Kristina Clark says
Wow!!! This Is amazing!!! I LOVE everything about this room! You are fantastic and so creative! Have a great year!
Can I just say beautiful!! I think your classroom looks more like a home than a classroom. It makes me want to come and stay a while.
Please, please, PLEASE tell me where you got your chevron word wall decor? I am also doing my room in a chevron theme (though I could only dream of it being this cozy and beautiful;) and I have found several chevron word walls but not in the particular colors I am looking for, and these are PERFECT!! I would really appreciate it!! Your room is gorgeous!! Your students will definitely feel at home!
Reagan Tunstall says
Katie king on tpt she has many sets of them search chevron gray alphabet letters and numbers.
Alona (Little People Learn) says
Your classroom is very stylish… wonderful color combination, a reading area is warm and inviting, a carpet that is in front of the board at the meeting place, looks so nice and modern…. your classroom looks like HoME, so cosy and warm! thank you for posting pictures and sharing your ideas. First time I see a different kind of a word wall, by the way:)
Alona (Little People Learn) says
and I forgot to mention that I liked the curtains!
What material did you use to make the word wall solid colors? Is it fadeless paper?
Mrs. Feist says
This room is absolutely gorgeous!! you did a really nice job!
Your room looks so big and roomy. I envy you!
I am just starting my own blog. Maybe you can check it out.
Again, great job!
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So clean and crisp! I would love to know where you got the Daily 5 posters. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! If you made them, would you be willing to share? Thank you and have a fabulous year!
This is a simply outstanding classroom set-up. I'm a high school teacher at an alternative school and I'd love to have such a calm, welcoming environment. Looking at your room it's like walking into a home – a living room. It's simply awesome. I congratulate you on your makeover. Minus the elementary school environment, I'd love to make my room so calming. I have lamps, a lava lamp, and a candle wax burner. Kids love it, but the walls need to be repainted and it's just so crowded and busy. Your room isn't like that. It looks roomy and all.
Love your classroom. Very relaxing setting for learning.
All I can say is WOW!
Where do you get all of your labels from?
I just found this post via Pinterest and just wanted to tell you – THIS ROOM IS BEAUTIFUL! I love how it's set up, and I think kids would be lucky to learn in an environment like this. 🙂
Mrs. J says
Love everything. The details are amazing. My room is about half this size. I was drooling over your space. Truly wonderful. I love your items in teacher store, too! Would love to have your Daily 5 posters. Thanks for being such an inspiration!
I went onto tpt and couldn't find your white chevron circle letters. What pack did you get?
Stunning…I so want the rug for my house…PLEASE (pretty please) would you share where you found it?
Beautiful…did you spend all your own money on your redo??
Where did you get the rug? And they small chevron chair?
Jackie Persons says
So homey and relaxing, absolutely love it!!
Cindy Calenti says
Amazing classroom… it's the kind of classroom every child should have!
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sumaya bino says
i am an English teacher from Jordan in the middle east,,i just bumped into ur blog and im absolutely amazed,,,u are really a great teacher,,,i wish we had same wide class rooms like urs. keep it up.
Wow! I am in loooove with the chevron.. I also am in love with the computer backgrounds. Cutest idea ever! I will use this.
Bonnie Jones says
Your classroom is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I have the perfect website you need to check out for super cute Chevron print and quatrefoil things!! http://www.myinitials-inc.com/bonniej
Maria Manore says
Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE how sophisticated your classroom is! I'm your newest follower.
Your room looks very inviting and calm. Awesome job, I am ready to start next year so I can redo my room. I am loving the ideas.
love the quit phones. great idea. need to try it when working at home ;D
Tyrone Austin says
What a beautiful classroom. I hope my future will look something like this someday….WOW!!
Paula C says
At what age did the higher-ups determine children no longer learn well in this type of environment and should be switched to wood and metal desks lined up in a row? I am a new teacher and am trying – slowly – to make my room feel like home away from home.
Great job…this is my goal!! Thanks for posting.
Sonya James says
I am in hte process of redecorating and reaarranging my room with the help of my room mother. She has been great. My colors are primary green (our school colors), Robins egg blue and brown. Your room is beautiful. I wish mine could be like that. We have no storage space in our rooms. Oh what I would give to have cabinets to store things out of sight. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
I am currently a stay at home mom, but taught for 8 years before this. I have a son with Sensory Processing Disorder and he struggles in a typically decorated classroom. He is overwhelmed by how busy EVERYTHING is. Your room is so soothing and perfect for a kid with his sensory issues. What a great place of learning you have created. Kudos to you and I will be stealing your decorating pallet when I go back into the classroom 😉
Gretchen Schultek says
I'm in awe… picture perfect! well done 🙂
Always A Lesson
The only thing I didn't see is where the students put their book bags. I am simply in awe of how warm and charming the room feels. Well done!
I graduated 4 months after my first son was born. I had planned on teaching for a while before we had kids, but God showed us his plan 🙂 After seeing your room, it makes me excited about teaching again! Maybe one day, God will put me back in the classroom, but for now I am content and happy that there are teachers who clearly still care about their kids!!! No one who didn't care, would put this much effort into their room.
Oh my word, this is the most beautiful place I've ever seen. You are very organized and have an eye for all things lovely. Enjoy the rest of your year.
Amber Unger says
One word sums up your classroom: Wow! 🙂 I dream of a room like yours. Where did you find your big book tub?
kool kindergarten kids says
Unbelievable! I could live there!!! It's inspiring me to go organize and rearrange my room today!
kool kindergarten kids says
Unbelievable! I could live there!!! It's inspiring me to go organize and rearrange my room today!
Gina Coniglio says
I agree….I could live in your room! The colors are beautiful. Did you paint it? I'm getting so inspired seeing everyone's rooms. Mine is so plain but that is how the school was when I came. We couldn't use bright colors or fancy borders. Everything had to be muted tones. I love your color scheme. Warm without being plain! It also makes me crazy that I have really no bulletin boards! My room is getting a makeover this summer!! THANKS for sharing!!
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Mrs. Anderson says
I Love, LOve, LOVE your classroom!!! It looks very organized and clutter free!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures. You have inspired me so much.
I know this comment is late since it is March and all, but your room is GORGEOUS!! I am so very jealous of your space. Beautiful!
Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says
Absolutely, positively beautiful and so very calming, too. I love it!!
Angela Johnson says
What kind of software did you use to do the computers' background and all the "fun" labels around the room? Where did you get the software?
Your room looks amazing! I love the colors!
The most amazing classroom I've ever seen! Great job!! It's definitely a calm learning environment!
I so want to go back to teaching and replicate your classroom! Love it!
This is the most amazing classroom I've ever seen! You could have a second career as a classroom decor designer. Totally awesome! I'm totally jealous -lol!
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I was wondering where you got your rug from.
Oh my goodness! I absolutely love your classroom!! It's amazingly organized!! Any teacher's dream!! 🙂
I am absolutely in love with your classroom! It looks incredible. Wonderful, wonderful job!!!
LOVE YOUR CLASSROOM! Where did you find the rugs and the cute chairs? Also, where did you find the cute pictures you have on your writing board… about list, book, etc?
LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR ROOM!
Jacqueline Stine says
This is beautiful. I have never seen a classroom so welcoming, organized and home-like. Gives me hope for the atmosphere I hope to create in my classroom.
Carolyn Childs says
I love the look, but I am discouraged as I think about my own room. I have 37 students so it's mostly desks with bookcases, file cabinets and a small amount of built-in storage around the perimeter. Plus we have a host of rules about fabric, paper, furniture placement near doors/windows, and objects stored up high. Sigh. I would like to tone down some of the busy-ness that I ended up with this year, so I guess that will be the direction to go for next year!
I adore your rug…can you tell me where you bought it? Amazing job!
The Teaching Momma says
I love your classroom. It is super cute!
Wow you have such a beautiful room. I am a first year teacher and I my room is ever changing. I have about 30 days left and I am still buying things and bringing them in the room. Organization is my biggest battle and I have picked up so many ideas from blogs. I am waiting on my toolbox to come in the mail!!!!! I can't believe I didn't see this sooner. Also, I have a question for you. You have bins on top of your shelving unit. Do you have a blog on how those are organized? I would love, love, love to learn what you put in those and how you keep the things in them organized.
Thanks so much for working hard and sharing your ideas with us.
I love your classroom so much I have it bookmarked!
Jo Glazebrook says
I am a teacher in Sydney, Australia and I have NEVER seen any classroom like yours in any school I have ever taught in! Wow! What an incredible environment for your students to come to everyday and for you to work in. I am very curious how you paid for all the furnishings. Do you get a budget for classroom improvements? We do not! I get frustrated as we do not have a very good cleaner at the moment and sometimes my classroom is a very uninspiring place to be 🙁 I am keen to show my colleagues some of the beautiful things you have done. Thank you for sharing
Erica Layne says
Hello! Where did you get your stand up white board around your carpet area? I am a new teacher and have been looking for those everywhere!
Cindy @ Made2Style says
I love this! I can completely appreciate the homey feel of a classroom. I worked my best doing the same! http://made2style.com/2012/10/18/a-day-in-2b/
P.S. I LOVE that rug 😉
Firsties Are the Best says
My oh My! What an awesome classroom.
Emily DeVane says
I would love to know where you found your mini armchairs? and rug?
Blurbs by Brenda says
Absolutely adorable classroom. So homey….I know your students must love your class.
So great that you still get to keep lamps in your classroom. We had to take our out last year. I love trying to make my classroom feel like a home. So many of our kids don't have a warm, cozy home atmosphere where they live. Beautiful room!
This is such an inviting classroom! Feels like home! It looks like quite a large space; what are the dimensions?
Where did you get the metal bins for your big books and pillows?? I want to get some for my room and I'm quite sure where to get them. Btw, AMAZING CLASSROOM!!!!!!!! 🙂
For some reason I can't find your awesome book labels on tpt… did you take them down?
Is your small group table considered a horseshoe table? Can you tell me the dimensions? If it is considered a different type of table, can you let me know the name? I want to change out my bean-shaped table and your table looks perfect.
your picture is very beautiful.. i love it.. nice picture.
Wow, wow and wow! Beautiful. Uncluttered. Inviting. Excellent job!
I just found your blog and am amazed at your classroom! Wow! What a work of art. Do you mind sharing your paint colors? I want to repaint my room and love the homey warm colors. Thank you!
Paula Hamand says
wow! I know you have a LOT of comments on this, but I just had to join in! I found you through a linking party, someone else mentioned you. fantastic job, I am looking for ideas to whip my room into shape, the lamps and curtains seem to be key in giving a classroom a feeling of home, thanks so much for sharing and taking pictures from every angle, Paula
Sandra Kraynok says
Your room is wonderful. We are not allowed to paint our walls. County maintenance has to do it and all walls have to be stark white. I did paint one wall as a log cabin and 2 walls with blue before this new "rule". I would love to have advice on how to make my smaller room without storage more cozy for my country camping kinders.
An amazing learning environment! I have a few questions for you, I am moving from desks to tables this year. What materials are in the baskets on each table and where do your students keep their materials?
Mama G @ bigcraftyblog.blogspot.com says
Wowzers. This is great. Do you find the home-like atmosphere keeps the kids calmer? Just curious.
This is so welcoming, organized and just a happy space. Your kiddos are going to love coming to their classroom everyday! Great Job!
Glitter, Glue & Giggles: a kindergarten blog
Love your room! Where did you get the great rug?
I NEED your ultimate book bin labels, but can't find them on TPT or Teacher's Notebook. Thanks!
Just searching the web for ways to set up my room different last year and came upon a pin on pinterest. I'm a new follower!! Keep up the great bloggin' *Ashley http://teachingpawsitively.blogspot.com
Christie Neise says
I just discovered your blog through pinterest. Your classroom is Fantastic! I'm your newest follower.
Autumn Rennie says
I love the organization in this space and would like to invite you to share this post on Four Little Thiiiings here: http://www.fourlittlethiiiings.com/about/share-space
Wow!! I cannot even put into words how absolutely BEAUTIFUL and well put together your classroom is!! You are such an inspiration to teachers everywhere!! Keep up the EXCEPTIONAL work!!!;)
Holy Schmokes! This is the most beautiful, peaceful. serene classroom I have ever seen. Found this link through cybraryman.com. We are working on a teachers' tool kit for Maine Education Association and this is one of the links in that document. WOW! I am trying to think of how to make my classroom/resource room, more like this.
Calm. Beautiful. Organized. I keep coming back to look at this room. It's amazing!
W-O-W!!!! It is so neat, well organized. Very conducive to learning!!!
It's no longer a classroom but a CLASSHOME! LOVE IT!!!
Absolutely great. I love it that it's both cosy with the colours and every detail so carefully looked after and yet neutral. Warm and uncluttered.Roomy unlike many classrooms. Very clearly organized and yet not rigid. Very inspirational, thank you… Francine (France)
Love your organization ideas!!! Do you recall where you got your bookshelves for your class library? Did they come with your room? Tks. :O) Happy Summer!
WOW! What an amazing classroom!!!!
I love how your classroom came out. I am looking at doing a makeover on my room and I wanted to know how it went with your children this past year. I am looking at the dates and it seems like you did this last year so any ideas? Things you would have done different.
Studying Teachign says
Great post! Been reading a lot about setting up my classroom. Thanks for the info here!
This classroom is absolutely adorable! So welcoming and calm…My question is what state is this in? Is there a fire marshall? I had the hooks under my bulletin board a few years ago and was told to take them down because there were children in the room and they could get hurt; although, I personally tripped over 2 backpacks when they were hung on the back of the chairs, instead of the hooks…Our school district follows all rules to the letter and we can't have beanbags, lights, anything that doesn't have a non-flammable sticker on it, etc. Your room is so incredible! I'd be willing to move to another state, just to be able to give kids this type of learning environment. 🙂
Jen :) says
I may be a little bit late on this, but I'm just having a look around and I am a little bit obsessed with the fact that your blog background matches your rug! Haha! Love it! 🙂
Beautiful combination of self-regulating (calming) and stimulating. A perfect classroom environment! Well done!
I love your room! I actually have the same rug as you (in your meeting area) in my living room in my home!
KATHERINE KOM says
I would LOVE to know where you got your book box labels!!! I have been searching everywhere for something similar, with the small simple pictures to go with. Can you share? 🙂
Kathryn Buckner says
Your room is beautiful and huge! I have a teeny tiny room. I am very inspired! I also love your Quiet Phones!
The Spunky Teaching Monkey
I'm wondering where you got your alphabet cards above your SMARTboard? I'm having a hard time finding neutral ones that aren't too busy or silly.
You have an amazing, ORGANIZED and comfortable classroom. Can I just ask what the overall cost of your "re-create" was…? I am getting ready to re-do my own school age classroom and want it to be perfect so wondering how much "out of pocket" I should expect. Also, looking back, was it worth the time and effort?
This is so beautiful! I would love to have such a nice classroom here in France! It must be very big! How many square feet is your classroom (or better how many m²?). Here in France, our classrooms, especially mine, are so sad compared to yours across the ocean!!
Mrs. E. Mudie says
Your room looks awesome. We are not allowed to paint ours! I wish we could because I would love to learn in such a homey atmosphere too! Where did you get your Daily 5 charts made up? I love them!
WOW!! This makes me want to stay in teaching a while longer
I love the chevron signs on your desktop computers. How do I find these?
I thought this was the teacher's lounge or a model classroom. Wow! That's impressive. Good on you!
Rebeca PM says
Loved it! Congratulations for such a beautiful work 🙂
I'm a teacher in Mexico, you gave me the inspiration I needed to start decorating my classroom!
Kristin Rast says
This is the post with the chevron desktop backgrounds. Did you design these ? Would you be willing to share your design? I am sure you have something new by now!!
Susan Jackson says
I love the organization of your classroom! I read through all the posts and a LOT of people asked where you got several of your items. It would be so great if you would share where you bought these items to help people that might need the same things as you´ve chosen. For instance, I am sitting here searching for gray area rugs and your blog came up; but alas, no listing of where you purchased it, and no replies anywhere in the questions addressing the same. I would love to see where you bought it. Just an idea…….
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WOW I am doing a little decorating , I love to do my own sewing so this is nice to get idea’s
wow wow I will do my best in decorating my classroom this year,
Really great thoughts with picture. However, We are dealing red and gold area rugs with estimated prices.