Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oh My!!!

Hello everyone!!!
Cindy here, as I told you before I am changing rooms and I decided to change themes as well because it seemed like the logical thing to do at the time.  Now that I gave birth to my son and am trying to unpack things and get things up in my room I feel so overwhelmed.  HELP!!!!
Well its not that bad but its a lot harder with a 4 year old running around the classroom getting into everything and a 6 week old getting feedings, changings, and wanting to be held.

The room I moved into was the classroom of this really great first grade teacher that moved away.  She left me a bunch of awesome things in the classroom but we all know that the more things you have the more clutter that accumulates.  I dont know about any of you but I know that I have a little bit of a hoarding problem.  LOL!  I have a problem letting go of things or passing up anything people are giving away because I just might find a good use for it.  So the first thing I did when I moved into the classroom is unpack the other teachers things and decided what I wanted to keep and what I wanted to give away.  Trust me people its a lot harder than it sounds.  After doing that I started moving some of my things around and here is what my room looked like.

Yes there are things everywhere especially on my table.  It will be all cleared soon enough.  Hey at least the floor is mostly clear.  Looking at the positive here people!

Well after unpacking and throwing things away I needed to do something cute in the room to motivate me.  Trust me people I still have tons of organizing to do but I decided to do one area at a time as to show you the progress.

So the area I decided to start focusing on was the bulletin boards.  I love black fabric for the background because it makes everything pop.  I plan to use one side for a word wall and the other side for a math wall and my writers board.  Here is what I accomplished in the hour I was there.

Some of you might say, "Thats it!"  Well yes thats all I accomplished because I like to do a fabric border and that takes a while.  I just love it though.  I love how the zebra print pops of the black fabric and I think it adds a little of the hollywood glam I was looking for.  Obviously I still have to add the alphabet for my word wall and I have to fix the the math wall, I just kind of threw it up there to give you an idea of what it will look like.   

This is only the beginning people I still have a loooong way to go but its just so hard with the kiddos.  I plan to go in this weekend for a few hours while the hubby watches the kiddos.  So stay tuned for more pics.  

Oh by the way while I was at school I laminated my alphabet and can I just tell you that I am in love!!! I backed it with red paper and I think its exactly what it needed to add a little something something. I cant wait to show you what it will look like once I put it on the wall.   Check it out!!!  If you love it as much as I do you can head on over to our TPT and purchase your set.  Just click on the link.
                                                                    Hollywood ABC

Thank you for sticking through this long post but I promise the next one will have more pics of things I have accomplished.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hollywood Baby!!

Hello Friends,

It has been a very long time since I have posted.  I have been kind of busy lately.  A month ago I welcomed my little bundle of joy.  He is truly perfect!  I know I am biased because he is mine but I don't care.  Hahaha!  He looks just like his big brother.

Ok enough on me gushing about my little ones because you mommy's out there know we can do that all day.  There are two reasons I am posting today the first one is to tell you how excited I am to have Angie come back to first grade.  I soooo missed her last year when she went to second grade so now to have her back and having her classroom right next to mine is amazing!  Yay!!!

On that note I had to move classrooms so that I could be teaching next to Angie.  So there I was nine months pregnant packing up my classroom.  On the very last day of school I was waddling back and forth to my new classroom moving my stuff.  If it wasn't for Angie and her extremely large coffee drink I wouldn't have been able to move everything.  She moved all of my big stuff because my big belly would not allow it.  Our last day was on a Thursday and my due date was that Saturday so I was really waddling around.  Ha!!!

The other reason I am writing today is to tell you that I am changing themes.  Since I had to pack up all of my stuff anyway I thought it was the perfect time to change themes because I was kind of tired of the Beach theme.  So now I am changing to a Hollywood Theme.  I have seen so many blogs out there with this theme and I loooove it.   Especially the Hollywood Glam look.  I wanted a lot of sparkle, different colors, and boas in my room.  So I have been really busy and wanted to share some things I have uploaded to TPT and a little freebie.

Last year I used a BEACH Binder and I loved it.  So I knew that I wanted a new binder to go with my new theme and here it is.  You can get it on our TPT if you would like to use in your classroom.

                                                                   STAR BOOK


Continuing with the theme I needed a new word wall.  I couldn't find one I liked so I decided to make one.  It is 65 pages and has the ABC headers and sight words.  It also has the bulletin board title "Hollyword"  in two fonts.  You can pick it up at our TPT by clicking on the link.


As I was doing my word wall I figured my Alphabet line needed a little makeover.  I wanted a Hollywood look but I didn't want it so in your face.  I wanted a little glitz and glamour while still keeping the simplicity and usefulness of an alphabet line.  Go and check it out on TPT but here is a sneak peek.


Thank you for sticking through this really long post but to show my appreciation here is a little freebie to use in your classroom.  

Well friends I hope you head on over to our TPT.  I am having so much fun making all these Hollywood items there will be more to come.  As soon as I get my room a little settled I will post pics of my new room.