It started in my 2nd grade classroom on the island of Lanai in 2013 when I used the Rainbow Chalkboard collection. I love the bright colors and it mixed perfectly with my black fabric bulletin boards, freshly painted black bookcases, and bright colored accents.
I even used some of the signs to label areas in the computer lab!
When we moved to Maui and I got a transfer to a school in Lahaina teaching first grade, I wanted an under the sea Eric Carle theme to match my new ocean rug from Kid Carpet. So I combined the Bugs and the Ocean collections.
Front of the room.
Notice the READ letters on the wall from my 2nd grade classroom on Lanai and the fabric bunting on the windows from my 3rd grade classroom in Oregon!
Other corner showing the library.
I loved working with upper grades and re-learning the standards myself. I can say that I am SO much better and more confident in math than I ever have been! Thank you visual strategies! But at the end of the year when my principal needed to move an upper grade teacher to a new section of 1st grade and asked me, I jumped at the chance to be with the little ones again. My husband wasn't so happy about helping me move classrooms, yet again, but cest la vie.
I brought back the black fabric for my bulletin boards and wanted to mesh the Rainbow Chalkboard collection with the Watercolor Flamingo form last year. The result was actually Melanie's newest collection: Color My Classroom! It's perfect, too, because of all the art cutouts!
Notice the library bins, READ letters, curtains, and ocean rug are back.
I love this mail sorter. Been going strong for 7 years now.
I brought down the elastic band chair, bean bag, and free Craigslist table from 5th grade.
Writing nook and shared supplies
Adorable tent from Target and sturdy, yet comfy cushions from Luv Chicken. I am not affiliated with Luv Chicken in any way. I am an Amazon affiliate so if you do order one from the link provided, a small percentage goes towards the maintenance of my blog! Thank you for your support!
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In my fifth grade room I used the background watercolor papers to create my own cursive letter alphabet to hang.
Well, I accidentally printed two sets!! I got permission from Melanie to give away the 2nd set, since I definitely won't be needing it in 1st grade.
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