My Classroom

One of my favorite parts of the school year is decorating a classroom! I put blood, sweat, and tears into every single classroom every year and it is so hard for me to pick a theme and stick to it. I love creating a new environment for me and my students every year. Here are some pictures of classrooms. 

I loved this tropical theme with flamingos and pineapples! We had hula skirts, a reading hut, and a classroom mascot named Bingo the Flamingo. You can get your own Tropical classroom decor here in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. 

I also loved this Forest Friends theme where I used brown, red, green, and yellow for the colors. This room was so cozy and the kids loved cozying up under a tree with a good book. We had four tables that consisted of the bears, the squirrels, the foxes, and the owls. This is my favorite classroom to date. You can get this adorable Forest Friends classroom set here!

This classroom was the year I taught second grade and I did a Dr. Seuss vibe with the turquoise yellow and blue color scheme. I loved having a big kid library in this classroom and letting students still have a space to cozy up with a book. Using brown packing paper from Walmart helped cover TONS of cinder block walls. Something simple like tying back the curtains with polka dot ribbon can add a homey feel to the room. 

And then there is this poor pitiful classroom. This was my first classroom. I got hired so quickly that I had about a week to put it together. I really had no idea what I was doing and did my best to make a classroom that was functional and decorative. As you can see I was using notecards for the sight words on my word wall! Yikes! If you have the same problem, you can get a set of printable sight words for your word wall here. 
I absolutely think your first year you should focus more on curriculum and learning your grade level standards rather than focusing on your classroom! Classroom decor comes with time and the kids won't remember what it looked like, but they will remember how you made them feel!

If you have questions about my classroom decor, feel free to shoot me an e-mail or comment below!

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