Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Space Themed Classroom

You guys! I am SO EXCITED to share with you my classroom!! I have been working so hard on my classroom makeover. Last year I had a circus theme, which you can find here. I loved my room from last year, but this year I wanted a calmer environment. So, I decided to go with calm cool colors, and add a bit of space to my room. I work with Oriental Trading, so most of my supplies come from there! 

What I Needed:
Large Green Pillow

The main area of my classroom is my carpet where we do all our whole group learning. My rocking chair for me to sit, and then the Blocks Abound Carpet for my students to sit crisscross applesauce. This is my main teaching station.

This is my focus wall. I used the Fadeless ® Art Purple Paper Roll and bordered it with Purple Dots on Chalkboard Bulletin Board Border layered on Black Scalloped Border. All my bulletin boards are black, except for this one. When kiddos come into our classroom, I want their eyes to be drawn to this board. This is where we have our calendar, Number of the Day, Focus wall and our 8 Classroom  Expectations. On the door I have created a felt wall, using Styrofoam and felt. I have put DIY Jumbo Alphabet Letter to make an anchor chart. During the week, we will add words that begin with our focus letter. I also used Bright Color Hanging Fans to add just a pop of color in the corner of the bulletin board.
On my calendar wall we use the Number of the Day and Focus Wall from my Teacher's Pay Teachers store. Alphabet Line is here.

Next to my easel is my art center. Officer Hoffer specially made the picnic table. In the four cubes, we have construction paper, Letter Stamps, crayon bags, and notebooks for each kiddo. I also have Crayola Paint, paint cups, and paint brushes out so we can paint on the first day! This is one of my kiddos favorite center!

In the corner of my room, opposite of my teacher desk, is where we have small group! I have the All About Numbers Pocket Chart behind the desk. I also have another bulletin board with Purple Dots on Chalkboard Bulletin Board Border layered on purple border. Again, I used Bright Color Hanging Fans to add the bulletin board just a POP! Space Shape bulletin board is here.

Keep going around my room, is my library. I love the planets hanging over the bathtub, how calming will that be! The bulletin board is where my student's monthly writing will hang, the file is here.

Backed up against the bathtub, is my dramatic play area! I just love Melissa & Doug’s stuff for this area! It is made to last, especially with small children!  I love their Kitchen Accessory Set and their Pots & Pans set.

In the middle of my room is my free choice centers. I have Bristle Blocks, Patten Blocks, and Stacking Cubes. A large part of my day is in free play. I love watching my kids use engineering skills to build structures using different manipulitives. They also love using puzzles. You can see upclose how I manage my puzzle storage here. You can get the center labels here.

My desk is my favorite area. On the left I hang up all the love notes that I get throughout the year. The right is where my color posters hang, and the far right is my Word Wall. You can read more about that here

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