Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Classroom Makeover Day 1!

Wow, I can't believe that I have only 2 weeks left before I am back to work. AHH!! So I decided to join Kimberlee for her Teacher Tour Tuesday, which is great because it forced me to get up to my classroom and get busy! My Instagram video is a little rough, need more practice with it! :) Hop over to her blog and check it out!

Here is a look at what I came back to. Everything put away and white walls everywhere! Yuck!

For the last 2 years, I have gone with a beach theme. This year, since I am looping with my class I decided that we needed a change and my new theme is.... ROAD TRIP!! I've become so excited about this theme! There are some ideas out there for this theme but not a ton, so I hope my post will help anyone wanting to try it out!

The first thing I wanted to get done was covering my bulletin boards with fabric. I bought fabric last summer from JoAnn's in a few different colors, you'll see soon that I like everything BRIGHT!

This is the wall right behind my small group table. I created a "bulletin board" here so I can show things we are working on in guided reading and math.

Now, we are looking at the board right above my carpet/meeting area. This is where my student work will be displayed. I found this great border with exciting places all over the country! Come back to see the cute name plates we will be making for each kid!

Check out this adorable Road Trip fabric I found at JoAnn's. I'm in love with it! Get your kicks on Route 66!

Lunch Count! I created these suitcases on my handy, dandy, Cricut! (Best present ever, Thanks Mom!) I am using numbered sticks for the kids to pick their lunches. All they have to do it put it in the correct fry box! What kid doesn't love McDonald's!


Here is my window to our pod! I cut out these Chevron pennants on my Cricut and then put 2 hole punches in the corner and strung it up with ribbon! The road border came from a bulletin board set that I purchased!

If you want some printable pennants/bunting check out my TPT store.

Front door of classroom! I made license plates for each one of my students for the year! See the picture below to see what they look like!

Here is where I will be putting my Learning Targets for the day/week. I love how these license plates turned out. Check out my TPT store to purchase the editable template!

 I also got my word wall put up today! See my word wall post here.

Here is my attempt at uploading a video to my blog! I couldn't get Instagram to work for me! I will try that again later! Any suggestions are welcome!

Here is a 360 of my room in the middle of my day today!

Hope you enjoyed my tour for today! Hopefully, I will have more next week!


  1. License plate signs would be sooo cute hanging on a banner/ribbon too! I love those!

    This Little Piggy Reads

  2. That's a great idea! I am working on getting that document ready as we speak! Thanks for reading! Now following you!

  3. aww... so glad you joined the linky :) your room is looking great. a lot of people i know have been pinning lots of road trip ideas... have fun with it!! :)

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th & Digital Doodle Designs