Classroom Reveal! {A LOT of Pictures!}

Ahh, finally!  I feel my room is "done enough" to share it with you!
I snapped tons of pics, so sit back and {hopefully} enjoy!

Let's start with the inside of my door:
I blurred them out, but my new kiddo's names are on the cupcake bottoms.

This is a view of the front of my room:
A chalkboard stretches across the whole wall and there are cubbies beneath it.

Here are some close-ups of the right side of the board:

Hand signals, voice level chart, and a cupcake birthday chart.

My attendance cookies sheets and birthday balloon straws.

On top of the shelf are student mailboxes, and in the cubbies below are a bunch of math manipulatives.  The bins all the way to the right are currently empty, but pretty!

Also in the cubbies are student book boxes. 

I plan to keep journals, special and center folders, etc. in these bins.

This angle is looking toward my teacher space:

I love my little nook!  My computer will go on the smaller table beneath the TV.

Storage behind my desk:
I have a bunch of craft supplies and such in those drawer units.  Above them are paper bins to hold worksheets for different subjects.  The posters above are for the days of the months/week, my class rules and morning routine, counting the days chart, and all the way to the right are my picture directions.

Right above my desk I have a little wall space:
The pennant says my name when it's not blurred out :)  Hubs hung a magnetic dry-erase calendar for me, and I'm going to use it instead of a big desk cal.

Along the wall in my teacher's nook are my bulletin boards:
Up top I included some owls because we know they are all the rage!  The blue BB is my behavior chart; the pink is my birthday board; and the yellow is my calendar area.  Here are some close-ups:

The view of my calendar board is a little obstructed by the hanging TV, so I had to take the picture from an angle.

This view shows my bathroom/sink area:
You can kind of see GO/STOP signs hanging on the bathroom door... to prevent kiddos from walking in on anyone!

A close-up of the sink:
On the cabinets I have posters on washing your hands and covering your cough, etc.  Next to the cabinets, I had my husband hang a small bulletin board for my job chart... which is finished in this next pic:
I write names on the stars and use paper clips to attach them to the super kids {I attached two blank ones just to show you}.

By the sink there is a wall of windows:

And if you follow the wall of windows all the way to the left, you'll see my library space:
The libary is there in the back of this pic.  Next to my book cart is one walk in closet and up close on the left is my second walk in closet.  The round table will be for small groups.  The closets in the middle are for my students' belongings... and it's still a mess as I haven't organized it yet!

Close-up of the library:
Mmm, pretty much in love with this space!!  The chevron carpet matches my theme perfectly, as do the mini-disc chairs!  The magnetic book holders will display books for current themes.   Also in my library corner is this big book holder/white board center:
And just because I'm in shock at how much my room has changed...
here are two BEFORE pics:

I'm not *completely* done... I still have little things to do... small details :)
I'll post about those when I get them done!  
I hope you loveee my room!  I do!!
I am so excited to spend my time in there; it feels like home!

The following items seen in my classroom were inspired by others:
swirly cupcakes on door {melissa freshwater}
voice level chart {tricia lyday}
hand signals {rachel lamb}

And I'm linking this post up with these reveal linky parties:


Laura said...

I love it, Teri! So cute! I also love the look of all that great wood in your class!! Looks like a real school!!
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Unknown said...

I <3 your room. The colors, the organization! It's looking great!

Unknown said...

I <3 your room. The colors, the organization! It's looking great!

Sarah said...

Wow! This is truly an inspirational classroom! I love everything. And I really like how colorful your tile floors are. :) Awesome!!


Elisabeth said...

I love your room!! Too cute! :)


Lisa R. said...

Wow, I am absolutely amazed Teri!!! You did a phenomenal job. I love it!! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

kimcollatos said...

This looks great!! I love the chevron rug. Where did you purchase it and the magnetic book holders? :)

Michelle Griffo said...

I am obsessed! Your room is so colorful! You are so creative!!!!!!!!!
Michelle :)

Amanda said...

Your room looks fantastic! I love all the colours!

First Grade Garden

O FISH ally a First Grader (Corinna) said...

Your room looks fabulous!


jen said...

I love your room! Is your school older? Your room has such character--you did a beautiful job decorating it :)


Covered in Glitter said...

Your classroom is adorable! The floors in your classroom are amazing! I have never seen floors like those before!

Miss Kindergarten said...

Obsessed!!! I can't believe you transformed it! We REALLY need a tv show on TLC...classroom transformations! And I LOVE the little wooden cupcake that says "happy birthday", it's perfect!!!

Jayme and Val said...

Where did you get those 'hand signal' signs?! What an aweswome idea. Your room looks fabulous too :)

Ash said...

Wow your room looks so amazing from the before pics! Love all the colorful and fun bulletin board displays!

Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

Lessons Learned said...

Your room looks awesome. Do you mind sharing your voice level signs? They are great!

Unknown said...

Could your room get any cuter? You put in a lot of time, and it absolutely paid off. Looks great!
Let's Talk Speech Therapy

Nicole Baranov said...

Your classroom is soooo cute!!! I am also doing a "Sweet" theme this year and it is my favorite!!!!
Nicole @

Miss Nelson said...

Your room is so fun. I'm loving all of your bright colors. :)

Heather's Heart said...

Your room is adorable and even cuter than I imagined! =)

Heather's Heart

Elizabeth said...

I love everything in your room! Seriously- everything. Isn't it great to have a hubs that can hang things?

Fun in Room 4B

Aimee V. said...

Your room looks wonderful!! I'm sure your first graders will be so happy to be in your class!

Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

Traci Clausen said...

Your room is so colorful and cheery!! How lucky you are to have such a fabulous floor. And that dark wood... AND a bathroom?! Fabulous!
Absolutely LOVE your room!
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Vanessa said...

Your room looks so great!!!
I'd love for you to join my linky party on Friday called Friday Photo Dump. For all of those pictures that didn't make it in your blog posts but you still wanna show off anyway!
I'd love to be a student in your class, it looks so fun!
Kindergarten Schmindergarten

Unknown said...

Your room looks amazing! I love all the bright colors and storage that you have. How did you get your cookie sheets to hang? Mine won't stay up. Thanks for linking up!

Swimming into Second

Kristen said...

Oh my Teri--it looks FANTASTIC!!! The colors are so happy and bright, the organization is incredible, I LOVE IT!! I'm looking at it again now, talk to you later! :)

4321Teach said...

Your room is color and cute! I would love to be a student in your class. :)

Jodi said...

It looks fabulous!!!!

Michelle said...

Seriously so in love with your room!! It's like my dream classroom, ahah! Especially with your love for cupcakes! I am seriously dying over it! Can't wait to see more pics from you and hope your year starts off well :)Although how could it not in that adorable room!!!

Snowyd922 said...

What an amazing room!

Would you be willing to share your voice level signs? I just love the whole look of your room. If you're willing to share your signs my email is

I love your site and have been a follower for over a year! Thanks!

Miss DeCarbo said...

This is fabulous!! Love, love, love!

Sugar and Spice

Lanier's Lions said...

WOW, thanks for sharing all these pictures! I believe you have the cleanest teacher nook EVER!!

Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

Mrs. Shelton said...

Your room looks SO awesome!!! I love that old room with the windows along one whole wall and the old fashioned wooden much character! Your room looks great! Good luck!
Kindergarten Korner

Stephanie said...

What a great room! Thank you so much for sharing all those wonderful photos! Come check out my blog - I'll be posting all week and then some about my classroom "make over!"

MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten

Where the Wild Things Learn said...

Looks WONDERFUL! I can definitely tell all the hard work you put in and the kids will love it. What a beautiful/bright/fun place to call home! :) Have a great year!

Katie said...

Your first graders are very lucky! :) Where did you get that bright chevron rug?!?! :)

Vickie said...

Love everything!! I really love your floor...neat colors!

Storie said...

I love how bright and cheerful your classroom looks. I'm so excited about using your All About Me Writing/Craftivity & just mentioned it on my blog :)
Stories by Storie

Corinna said...

Wow!! What a fantastic job you did. It looks so fun and inviting. I am jealous of those colorful floors!! I miss teaching in a building:( Your kids are gonna love it!! Looks like the start of a fabulous year!!

Surfin' Through Second

Halle said...

Your room is precious!! I'm in love! Where did you get the magnetic bookshelves?

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Unknown said...

I LOVE the chevron carpet and disc chairs. Where did you find mini ones?

Heather at TeachItToday!

Annie Moffatt said...

Teri!!! Your room looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE all the bright colors. I think your kids must feel H.A.P.P.Y. when they walk into your room! They must say, "Yay, I am so glad I have Mrs. Cupcake!! ;)" You did an amazing job...tons of work!!

Unknown said...

WOW! I am jealous of how bright & colorful your room is!! Your students must looove it =)

The Resource Room Teacher

Unknown said...

Everything is so lively and colorful! I really like the woodwork charm you get with an older school building. What a great use of space you get with those cubbies. Your students are going to love being there! I need to get on the ball and post pics soon.

Have a great year my NJ blogfriend!

Marybeth (south jersey)
Cialini Chat

Lisa said...

that is a huge difference! You did great with that space. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Unknown said...

Girl you transformed that space!!! It looks incredible! I LOVE all the bright color pops!! Where did you get those adorable mini disc chairs?

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Ms.M said...

Oh you are so fabulous! I walked around the school with my laptop showing off your classroom. :)

Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

graciegirl said...

This is one of the nicest classrooms ever! All your hard work has paid off! It went from blah to ahhhh! Excellent job! So bright and cheery!

Jeannine said...

Such a fun colorful place to work and learn! Everything looks fantastic!

Creative Lesson Cafe

Unknown said...

I love it!!!!! Its so bright and full of great things!

Tara said...

Oh my word!!! Your room looks amazing!!! Love all the fun colors and yumminess!!! Super love it!

4th Grade Frolics said...

Oh my, your classroom is absolutely amazing. It is so welcoming. I love how everything ties into each other. You have everything in the right place. If I was a parent entering your classroom I would be so impressed. I hope your new school year is filled with many blessings. Thank you for sharing your classroom. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie said...

I just absolutely love your classroom. I teach pre-k and I love looking at peoples classrooms to get ideas. Yours is truly one of my favorites. The colors throughout the room are so inviting. I just love how you have your theme blended into the room amazes me. Truly inspirational. May your school year be filled with many blessings. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie

moscamomma said...

Great room. Reminds me that my 8th graders need color and warmth too.

lizC said...

Your room is so bright and cheerful!! :)

Alison Hislop said...

Wow! What an amazing classroom! Congratulations! The floor of your room is stunning!


Fluttering Through First Grade said...

Simply gorgeous Teri! What a happy place to be. I can just see your sweet lil cherubs prancing around with rainbows and lollipops! How can you not have an ear-to-ear grin when you walk into your room! Just fabulous!

~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade

Michelle said...

I love your classroom setup! I think your children will really enjoy it!

Unknown said...

I love your room! Is it really big or do you just do a good job of making it look that way? I am jealous.


Unknown said...

Your classroom looks great!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Unknown said...

Your classroom looks great!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Ashley Dudeck said...

Found you via Pinterest. Your classroom is AMAZING! I would love to be your student!!

Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

Darling Little Learners said...

I love your room. It is so colorful and cute!!

Darling Little Learners

Gladys said...

Gorgeous!! Your kidlets are so lucky to have you as their teacher! ;)

Sara said...

Love your room! So cute!!


Katie said...

I LOVE your classroom! Where did you find the chevron rug??

Mr. Giso said...

WOW. I really think your classroom is spectacular! The colors are great. It's so uncluttered. I'm inspired.

Mr. Giso's Room to Read

Nicia said...

Stumbled upon your blog through pinterest. Cute cute room! I was just wondering where you got the things for your calendar board? Thanks!!

City Girl in Third said...

I also work in an older school with little critters every once in a while and I sometimes have a hard time seeing the vision in there. Your room is such an inspiration especially with the little chairs. I currently teach 1st grade but will be in 3rd grade next year. I guess I will start purchasing more things this summer. I also love the cubbies and have been thinking about just purchasing some ply wood and making them
So Cute!

Deanna said...

Love your room--but in some pictures, I felt like it was MY room--same woodwork, same FLOOR! Same long bulletin boards over the wall-length chalkboards...our rooms are long lost did an amazing job setting up...can't wait to get to work in mine!

madison said...


I love your room! I am redoing my room and would like to know where a couple of your items are from...Where did you get your rug for the library and those chairs for your library? Also where did you get your colorful student book/journal boxes? Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Very cute!

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Deborah Bergstrom said...

Your classroom is beautiful! I'm dying to know where you got your student cubbies (the pine wood ones with slots for papers)! I've been looking for something affordable just like that!


Unknown said...

Wow,wer did u get that birthday poster?cn i have a copy?tnx

Alicia Smith said...

I love your classroom decor. I would like to know where you purchased your neon rug.

katie4thgrade said...

Do you happen to have the SKU number for the rug?

aliraebaby said...

Where did you find that amazing bright chevron rug?

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