Monday, August 20, 2012

Classroom Design and Linky Party

Finally, My classroom Design Pictures are ready to share! Link up your designs HERE Classroom-design-and-bulletin-board Linky Party

My Owl and Polka Dot Themed Clip Chart-You can find it Here.
Entrance to classroom: Going to Print the Pictures I took today of the kids and put them next to their owl. My Daily 5 Signs--I've also included computers as we are a very technological school. If you would like these, I can email them to you for free---I'm still trying to figure how to get them on google docs. You can get them here on TpT.

This hangs over my reading table.

My team colors are hanging with their corresponding Owl.  The bags on the desk are My First Day Survival Kit. Check out my sliding doors to the pod, we are able to open or close them as we need.

My CAFE Board--I found these signs and Letters for Free. She did not put her blog page on the document. Sorry :( Her name is Amy from The Resource Room

My Word Wall. My word wall has been "interactive" since I started teaching First grade 6 years ago.  I use ribbons and velcro dots. Students are able to go up to the word wall and take down a word as needed and replace it when finished.  This also makes it easy when playing word wall games such as "What is the missing Word?" In addition if I have to change classrooms, the ribbons can be removed and re-hung.  I won't need to re-do all the velcro dots.  This is a new set of ribbons, as I changed my "theme" this year.  My last set of ribbons lasted 5 years! Someone-Robin--Emailed me about how I do this. Robin I'm sorry I didn't reply--you are a no-reply blogger so I could not respond directly. Basically I measured and cut the ribbon to equal lengths. I stapled it to my wall. As I add words I adhere a velcro dot to the ribbon and the wordwall card. I wouldn't tell you to do it all at once, as my county word list is different, which is why I added dots as I went along. I was able to get a wheel of 75 dots at staples for about $8.00.

Close-up.  The letters and WORD WALL sign can be found here.

A view from my desk.  The bulletin board to the left, will be where I display student work.
I hope you can link up your rooms soon :)
Happy decorating,


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jennifer. So much Hard work to get it ready, but totally worth it.

  2. What a beautiful word wall! Thanks for letting us inside your classroom!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. Jessica, It looks great! What a happy place to learn and grow. You know I love the theme, but now you know I love how colorful and interactive it is!
    Owl Things First

  4. Yeah!!! I am so happy to see that someone used my CAFE signs in their classroom! Guess I should have added a link to my blog to the doc, didn't think of that! Love your word wall as well, it's so cool that they kids can take the words and replace them all year long!!
    The Resource(ful) Room

  5. I totally LOVE the idea of the kids taking the words back to their seat!! My word wall is magnetic, so I think I'm going to put my words on magnets this year! :) Thanks sooo much!

  6. Your word wall looks great. I am wondering if you could explain the velcro project to me. Are your ribbons velcro material or is it just ribbon and you added the dots of velcro? If your ribbons are polka dot velcro, where did you buy it? If not, where did you get the materials to make it yourself? Thanks for your input.

    1. Hi Robin, I just added a blurb to my post just for you. I;m sorry I couldn't reply directly to you.

  7. Love your blog! Could I get a copy of your chevron daily 5 posters? My email address is: . Thanks!! Laura

  8. Love your room, but your links to TpT just go to the main TpT page, not to your store! Just thought you should know. :)

  9. Hi, my name is Jill and I love your word wall. I am wondering how long the bulletin board it is on is? I am trying to see how I can cram all the letters on the space I have or if I should double up some letters on ribbon.

  10. I love the ribbons! Can you tell me where you got them? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Jackie, I purchased the ribbon from Wal-Mart. :0)


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