Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NEAEC Conference and Classroom Update

The Northeast Alabama Early Childhood Conference is tomorrow and I'm so excited y'all! I will be presenting :) I went last year and it was one of the best conferences I have ever been to. There were some great presenters and I learned so many new ideas. Their school is also so neat...I saw some cute classrooms! This year the one and only Kim Adsit will be there. How exciting is that? Is anyone is the blog world going? The fabulous Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies is also presenting!

I've been working to get all my centers together and working on my presentation, so I haven't been blogging or working on units much. I also haven't updated y'all on my progress of my classroom. I've already rearranged some things, which is probably a record for me. I usually wait until the kids have arrived! haha I love to rearrange. But seriously, I do think this arrangement works a lot better. I still haven't got my SmartBoard moved, so I haven't done anything to that front wall, which is making me a little nervous at this point.

The new reading area. My small group area was here before.

The new Word Work area. Those brown chairs will be painted :) This is where the reading area was, but it never felt cozy to me, so I switched!

Concept Question board for Unit 1

The board under these cute ship shapes will be for Math

Story Chatter: I'm doing a post on this in a little bit!

Ignore all that stuff on the small group table. I was in the process of organizing centers for the conference.

I'll be back later this week with some new centers. Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!!


  1. I always love looking at your classroom pictures! Good luck with your presentation tomorrow! I'm sure it will be awesome!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  2. Totally CUTE, CUTE, CUTE, room!! I love the word work center and your reading area!! OMG!! I wish I had that amount of room to make it that cute! You want to come up to Chicago to help me out??? :)

    Can't wait to see what the "story chatter" is all about! Good luck with the conference tomorrow! I am sure you will do great!

    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

  3. I am loving your room! Super excited for tomorrow!
    First Grade Blue Skies

  4. Wow, your room looks amazing!

  5. Your room really looks awesome-the boards are so detailed, everything looks so organized. Have fun at the conference! :)


  6. Hi there Leslie Ann,

    I am your newest follower. Your blog is absolutely adorable! I love all the bright colors in your classroom...very engaging for the students.

  7. Hi Leslie Ann!

    Your room looks AMAZING!!! I am loving the pastels and you have organized your space so well :) I am REALLY curious about where you got your green giant rug in your large group area! I've been searching!!! Thank you!

    1. I love your room and I also want to know where you got all of your bright, colorful rugs!?


    2. I found the green rug at Lowes two summers ago and have never found them since :( It's actually two rugs put together to make the one big rug. :)

  8. LOVE LOVE and totally ready to see what you are going to add to your first picture!! Such fun & an exciting place for students to learn!!

    Have fun at your conference!! Happy Presenting!!

  9. It was nice to meet you at the conference. Thanks for letting me come in and take pictures of your wonderful ideas! Your room looks great!

  10. So glad you love Big Spring Lake. I heard SOOO many good things about your sessions...wish I had time to pop my head in during one :( Hey, where did you get your shapes?? I need some for my room and I love the ones from your picture!


  11. I love the colors of your classroom! I found your blog by way of First Grade Blue Skies and am your newest follower:)

    The Resourceful Apple