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.



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Lisa I loved them also. I'm your new follower. I loved yor blog!!!

  2. Love your boards! I have a zebra theme and I want to try those fabric borders the next time I change them. I've just redone them in rainbow zebra and it's intense!

    Donna W.

    1. Ooh I would love to see the rainbow zebra scheme I love color!

  3. Love your blog... question who designs those cute little characters with the big glasses? :)