and so it begins...{classroom setup!}

Happy Friday!
I'm excited for the weekend, even if I didn't
work all week, ha!
Honestly, I feel like I've had a part-time job
packing and moving to a new school this summer.
I'm not complaining though...it was my choice and
it will definitely be worth it.
I love creating anyways, so designing a new
classroom is fun but also a lot of work {and time}!

I'm just starting to actually put things together in my new
room so it is nowhere near finished, but I thought I'd
share a few pics of my color scheme.

I love the Dots on Turquoise line from Creative Teaching Press.
You might remember from this post last year when I purchased
several of the items in their line. I just love the color combo!

Anyway, I'm using it all again and its really coming together.
I have to thank Melanie from Schoolgirl Style for a lot of my new inspiration
with this line. She is amazing! She used the line in her
carnival themed classroom which you can check out here.

Here's a pic I took with my phone of some of the boards in my
room. I even tried the valance look on my windows with
wrapping paper and border that Melanie use.
I think it turned out cute!

 I'll be adding more pictures to my "classroom" page
as I make more progress.
Anyone else a fan of Dots on Turquoise?
I love getting new ideas about how to use the products
so leave me an idea, link to photo, etc. if you also
use it in your classroom.

Since I'm sharing a pic of my new word wall, here's a sneak
peek of what I've been working on.
My move to first grade this year prompted me to brainstorm
how I can get my firsties to learn their sight words...and enjoy it!
 I'm hoping this baby will be done soon and I can share with you
how this system works and how I'm setting it up in my classroom.
I'm off to watch the Olympics!


  1. I love the idea of using the wrapping paper and border to create a valance. Your room looks like it's coming together nicely!

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  2. I am so jealous that you are in your room!! I wish I could get in mine! I can't wait to see all of your pictures!

  3. Like the pics of your classroom. Very bright and colorful. Just found your blog today, and became a follower.

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