School ended for me about a week and a half ago. I’m going to go ahead an apologize to those of you still in school… I don’t know how you are pushing forward this far into June! And, for those of you that got out before me, we can now be friends again ;), ha!
I wanted to show you how I left my room on the last day of school. I’ve said this before, but I am very lucky that I am able to leave bulletin boards up and my room pretty much completely decorated throughout the summer. So many of you said that you have to take EVERYTHING down and pack EVERYTHING up at the end of the year…I feel for you! Personally, I think that teachers shouldn’t be expected to recreate the wheel every single year! And, honestly, are they cleaning bulletin boards?! Why do you have to take those down?!
Anyways… here’s how my room stands as of now! Our building is shut down and locked up for the entire summer. I think we can get back in a week before teachers report back to work. Being able to have my room partially decorated for next year helps me sleep better at night AND focus on my little sweetie!
I showed you my sink area in this post, but I wanted to show you what I did below as well! That little skirt is simply hot glued underneath the countertop. One thing you should know about me is that I do NOT sew at all!
My Daily Five anchor charts are housed on the cabinet doors. I used velcro dots to hang them up so that I can easily take them down to do the writing with my students! The tops of my cabinets are my storage for the summer. In August I will take all the mess down and decorate 🙂
This is my English alphabet and Word Wall. My students will make the pictures/words for my alphabet, so I just laminated colored cardstock and stapled it up! After the first week of school, their pictures for each letter will be stapled in the center of each sheet!
This is what my room looks like when you walk in. Since I teach in the Dual Language program, I also have to display a Spanish Word Wall and Spanish Alphabet. So, that’s what you see here!
A close up look at my Spanish Alphabet and Word Wall
Underneath the white board I displayed my Chevron Number Words! I get a lot of questions about having too much color or too many patterns. I truly believe that you just have to do what’s best for you and your students. I have always had a colorful classroom and it has never been a problem. I know there are people that disagree, but we all have our own opinions!
One day I hope to house a Smart Board in this spot, but until then I will continue to use it as a regular white board! The subject headers are from my Chevron Pack and this is where I write what we are doing for the week.
And, this is how it looked in the end… kind of sad because it’s empty, but also almost completely ready for a new year! I did cover up the bulletin boards with butcher paper so that they wouldn’t fade over the summer. I would hate for all that hard work to be ruined by our strong Texas sun!
Okay, now I’m off to go soak up the sun and swim with my little fish! I’ll be back soon with some other things I worked on before I left for the summer and some freebies!
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