Classroom Reveal 2014-2015

I finally tried to tidy up my room a bit this afternoon so I can have a little photo sesh with my classroom! I went with bold and bright colors as the insipiration for my theme. Looking at several of these pictures, I think it could use even more color! My last classroom had one colored wall which I think really added to the room. This new room still feels a little unfinished because there is so much white. I'm still working on little projects and posters for the walls, but here is my little home away from home that I have been working in for the past three weeks!

 The top panoramic photograph is from the door looking into the room. The one on the bottom is from the back corner where the library is facing the front.

 This panoramic is from the other corner where the cubbies are facing the front of the room.
 I absolutely love all of the cubby and storage space in this classroom! 

 I have almost one whole wall of my classroom that is covered by a whitebaord. I love having all the space to have posters, charts, and to display my schedule and homework!
 I saw this little idea with the clothespins somewhere and I just had to recreate my own! They turned out super cute!
 You may notice that some of my crate seats got a little fabric makeover to match my new theme. I still have to cover the two under my circle table. I have some beautiful bright yellow chevron fabric that I plan on covering them with, buuuut I just haven't found the time to cover them yet.

My sweet blogger friend Katie King from Queen of the First Grade Jungle used ribbon to decorate her desk caddies and so I stole her cute idea! These caddies came from Walmart!
You can see the huge transformation the room has undergone. It was a lot of work, but I am happy with the way that it has turned out. 

I am sorry it took me so long to share this with you! 

And this week has been all about rounding! Here are some pictures of my classes playing Rounding Cover Up, which I snagged from a guest blogger on the Teaching In High Heels blog!

Next week, we will be moving on to properties of addition so I'll be back to share more on that later!

Have a great weekend!

Representing Numbers

Last week we began our math unit with a very basic lesson on different ways to represent and show numbers to review second grade skills. I wanted to share a couple of freebies that I made to accompany our lesson!

The first is a math journal printable that you can use to accompany the flipchart lesson I made {which you can download later in the post.} Just click the image below to download your own copy!

Here is the flipchart I used to accompany the lesson! Just click the image to download!

I know this may seem super simple for a third grader, but I think it's important to build and review the basics before diving into the meat of it!

I know I have been saying for two weeks that I would be posting my classroom reveal. I am making it my number 1 goal to get those pictures taken this week so that I can share my room with you all! I've just been so busy I keep forgetting to take pictures of the full room and all of the little things I've done!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my new school and my new students. I have seriously already had some amazing experiences! 

One kid had his grandmother knit my unborn baby this adorable blanket!

Seriously?! Shut the front door. This is the sweetest, most amazing gift I've ever gotten from a student!

And a parent texted me today this sweet message!

WHAT!? How great are these parents and students!? I love my new school and everything about it. I feel excited and rejuventated about teaching after the difficult time I had last year!

In other news, my belly just keeps getting bigger!

I had to sport my Clemson colors Saturday! Even though they lost badly!

The hubs worked on this project for our little girls nursery and I am IN love with how cute it turned out!

He literally spent ALL weekend carving out those wooden boards to make the letters stand out. Then, we spent most of last night painting them. I cannot wait to hang them and get the nursery done so I can stop stressing about it!

That's about all that's been going on with me lately!

Stay tuned for a classroom reveal...but don't hold your