Sunday, July 28, 2013

Classroom Makeover: Week 4 (Continued)

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Over the past few days I've completed a few new things in my classroom, so I thought I'd quickly update the blog with some pictures! :)

Focus Board complete

I had displayed my parts of speech posters on the other side of the room, but I decided they needed a board, so I made a green bulletin board on both sides of the white board at the front of the room and it made the whole wall look so much better!
I also decided to create a cursive ABC line to put over the board. I had originally planned on not having an ABC line since I'm going to have 5th graders, but the wall just need something and it's always good to have a guide for cursive handwriting. I may end up taking it down if I see it's completely unnecessary.  

I've got one side of the filing cabinet covered. Still need to do the rest, but I've at least got a little bit done :)

Table baskets are done!

I made these little magnets from Ashley Hughes clipart to hold each amazing word since this board was made on a white marker board. This way it will be easy to change out each week.

I FINALLY made my no sew curtains, which is way easier than I thought it would be. I found this iron on adhesive at Wal Mart.

All you do is fold over the fabric and lay down the tape.

Iron it:

And simply pull off the tape. Super simple!

Curtains are up! :) :)


  1. OMG your room is adorable and I love the curtain trick!!! Also, I was just looking at my wish list and realized I have ALL of your fluency phrases on my list! Love your creativeness!!!

  2. Seriously, you have the cutest classroom! I know a lot of upper grade teachers who don't decorate because they don't think it matters. I hope your students appreciate it! :)
    Teaching With Style

  3. Where did you get the those baskets on the last picture under your window? I love them!

  4. Love the basket below your window. Where did you get them?

  5. Where did you get the baskets below your window? I love them.

  6. Thanks for sharing...I am a bit overwhelmed with limited funds and time, so every idea is welcomed.

  7. WOW...need to check out those no sew curtains!

  8. Very nice! Where did you get your table baskets?

  9. Your room is looking terrific! LOVE the whales and the bright colors. I'd like to "live" in your classroom for the year.

  10. I love your curtains! I am doing something similar- except I have been using fabric glue. I love the chevron print. :) super cute!