For the first time, I am working on a theme for my classroom. I decided against animals or a particular title, just because I know myself and I would be sick of it within a year (that can't be cheap!). So, I originally planned on chalkboard and red. However, after about a week of mulling that over, I changed my mind. Again. I am still sticking with chalkboard (and adding burlap), and going for a home-y feel for my home away from home.
And while I was at it, I decided to fix up my lil coffee table I already had in my room. He served as a mailbox stand for the last 5 years, but now it is his time to SHINE as an actual coffee table. Ladies and gentlemen, get a load of this makeover! Is he a whole new table or what?!
So, my saint of a mom, always "knows a guy." She's the person people (not just me) call to ask for help with just about everything. So, instead of going to JoAnns and buying burlap, she hooked me up with some for FREE. I got a big ol bag of burlap bags from her friends' son who works at a local coffee company here.
black pocket charts (yes, they do exist!) to go with my chalkboard theme. Click below to check them out.
Editable Teacher Binder Essentials pack) after jazzing up the hand sanitizers...
Chalkboard Classroom Decor pack)
And I just updated the book tubs to include these Chalkboard Reading Level labels.
And we are a PBIS school, so I had to make a PBIS matrix with Velcro pieces we could build and refer to throughout the year. You can check it out here.
Do you have a reading program? Does it take up as much space as ours? Check out how I organize my weekly sight words, vocab words and sound spelling cards. They all have velcro so it's a quick switch each week!
And the outside of my room is a sneak peek of what's to come!
And I even made my own personal sign for the hallway--cute, right?
And even my Calendar area got a chalkboard facelift!
I laminated a few of the pieces to make them dry-erase friendly (the pieces that aren't in a pocket chart have sticky magnet strips on the back so all of the pieces are easily moveable).
And here's a snapshot of the desks all ready for Tuesday. I got the hats on sale after New Years a few years ago and the Play-doh mat and worksheet are from my Play-doh pack on TpT.
Click below to see what else is included.
If you're looking for a fun little matching chalkboard photo prop to do with your students (I made this to use with my own kiddo), you can grab this FREE editable first day of school poster by clicking below.
And now that my room is put together, you better believe I'll be printing and cutting for the next few days! If you're thinking about a Chalkboard and Burlap (or really any other color), you can check these resources out by clicking below.
Grab this FREE EDITABLE chalkboard desk nameplate by clicking below:
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