I have to tell you, blogs have totally rejuvenated my teaching! I only just discovered the blogosphere and TPT last winter and it has made a big impact on how I teach. One way it has influenced me is in the way my classroom now looks. I'm not naturally a creative person but seeing so many amazing classrooms motivated me to do something with my room. One particular post from Schoolgirl Style really lit the fire under me and over the summer I dreamed up what I wanted my room to look like, made some purchases and threw it all together. Let me show you some of my room.
Melanie from Schoolgirl convinced me I needed a cohesive color scheme so I chose turquoise and red. Dots on turquoise from Creative Teaching press was perfect for this.
This picture shows my Daily 5/Cafe Menu. I created the Cafe menu this summer and it goes perfectly with my scheme.
I made a turquoise curtain to hide storage. I hang my anchor charts in front of this. I'll admit, my anchor charts are blah.
This is my calendar math area. I do half of my calendar math here, the rest on the Smartboard. Also, on the left of this picture you can see my schedule. I was pretty pleased with myself for creating these. :)
I made red curtains with turquoise trim.
I created these cute turquoise labels for lunch count. Also, below that is my sign-out for restrooms.
Another shot of my curtains.
This is the bulletin board by the door as kids walk in. I'm kind of in love with the turquoise pom.
The view from my desk across the room. I made poms to hang above each table and used Lindsey Haralson's table labels.
This is my word wall. I got it as a freebie from Samantha Halbert on teacher appreciation day and am in love with it. It would totally be worth the cost.
What do you think? Did I pull off the turquoise/red scheme?