Classroom Reveal (aka -Finally Finished!!)

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I have been back in school for a month, but I just finally finished my room!


We have not started our Intervention blocks yet (state testing) and there was a bit of room shuffling but at last it is complete! I could not be more thrilled with how it looks! I absolutely love being in there and I think my students are going to enjoy it a lot as well.

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This is my teaching area for my small groups.

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Here is the chalkboard/bulletin board (it was a horrid bluish color) that I turned into a whiteboard  - this stuff is amazing, but it is definitely a two person job! It is a lot thicker than contact paper, so it is not as forgiving when you are applying it. I have used it for years and it washes off great, lasts all year and removes easily without wrecking the original surface. I have used it on brick walls, metal cabinets, wall dividers and chalkboards. 

The bulletin boards are covered with black contact paper and zebra duck tape. I LOVED using duct tape - it went on easily and I know that it will last, unlike the borders I used last year which fell down every other day!!

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computer lab classroom

I run my Intervention period in the Workshop format. Last year I wrote the daily schedule for each grade on the board but it was a bit of a hassle, so I made a Daily Schedule Signs for each grade. 

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 I laminated them so I can easily change them as need be. I think this will simplify my day a lot!

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computer lab classroom

I like to have a lot of sentence starters displayed for my students to use for journal writing after they are done listening to, or reading computer stories, so I divided both sets up around the room so they can see them from wherever they are sitting. 

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I redesigned all of my room labels to match the color scheme for this year too. I think my coworkers think I am insane but you all know how it is!

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computer lab classroom

I love these shelves and baskets - I think they are going to make headphone storage for the computers a lot more accessible and neater! (I may be a bit of a neat freak!) They are also a great storage spot for journals and books (I even put a few bins on top of the macbook cart to store my things in!)

Lastly, I love my zebra lamps too, but most of all I love how each student has their own space and that I will be able to see everyone's computer from any angle! I cannot wait for my student's to see the room, I hope they are going to love it as much as I do!

If you would like to see my current classroom layout, click here!

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11 comments

  1. Your rom looks great, Melissa!!

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  2. Congrats on finishing! I ma still a work in progress. LOL :) It looks fabulous.

    M

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  3. Thank you! I know how that work in progress thing feels and I love what you've done so far though!

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  4. Hi! I'm just a random person that found you via Pinterest. Thanks for the information about the durability of the whiteboard contact paper! I was thinking of doing the same thing and just wanted some reassurance. Thanks for posting!

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    1. You're welcome Crystal! It really does work great!

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  5. I just thought of a question, if you don't mind: Do you have to replace it every year?

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    1. Not necessarily, if it goes up nicely. I have one board that is still up in my school and I put it up 3 years ago. I had to switch rooms, but I left it up for the next teacher. I took this years down because it was too messy and had lifted a bit. I put it up myself which is never good. But if you have someone help you and take your time it can work out well, and last for a few years! It cleans really well too, anything that stains washes off with lysol wipes and magic erasers! :)

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    2. Wow! Then it sounds like a really good option for converting an old chalkboard! Thanks so much; you have been amazingly helpful. Have a great school year :D.

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    3. It really is! You're welcome! I hope you have a great year too Crystal!

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