Thursday, July 25, 2013

Classroom Makeover: Week Four

I've been enjoying summer a little too much lately (is that possible?) and haven't done a whole bunch in my classroom, but I have managed to get a couple of tasks completed.

Completed: Our Word Wall
This originally was one big pink board that I was going to use for writing, but I couldn't find a good place for the word wall. So I decided to divide this big board and use it was two things. There isn't a whole lot of room for writing, but we can display a few things on it like an anchor chart for the weekly skill.

 Completed: Instagram Door/Board
In my little independent reading area there's a door that leads to the air conditioning unit. I originally thought I would hate this but it creates the nicest humming sound...kinda like a fan. I'm dreaming if I think the room will ever be quiet enough to actually hear the calming sound, but it's nice while it lasts! :)
Anyways, back to the picture. I thought it would be nice to have an area in the classroom to display the pictures we take throughout the year, so I created an Instagram board/door. I found this perfect wrapping paper ($2.50!) at TJ Maxx. I was a little worried about the quality, but it was so easy to work with!

 Completed: Spicing up my marker storage
This was the tiniest of projects, but I've been wanting to do this forever.

Completed: The Twitter Board
I took this picture before I added the "today's question". I'll post a question (not every single day) and the class will "tweet" their answers. 

 Completed: Poms and Table Labeling
I couldn't get a good shot of all the poms. Three are green and three are pink. This took FOREVER, but I feel much more organized now. :)


  1. I love your marker storage! All your little touches make such a difference, your room is beautiful :)

    Sorry About The Mess

  2. Ive never seen a 5th Grade classroom like this! Looks awesome!

  3. Super cute classroom! I love the Tweet Board. I just put up my FB Status Board that they each write on once a week about what we are learning. I had to be specific about that because I was getting some "I like cheese" status reports. Ooof.

  4. I love the marker storage area ... can you share how you did it for the craft-impaired person that I am ...

  5. I LOVE your Tweet board! What a great idea. I might steal that for my room if I have a place for it. Thanks for sharing right in time. I start decorating Monday! Heather