Friday, August 28, 2015

Classroom Reveal: Back to School With CTP!

Happy Friday blog friends!! I'm super excited to share with you a peek inside my classroom for the 2015-2016 school year!! Get ready for picture overload! Below each picture I have listed all the details on the amazing products I used from Creative Teaching Press to get my room all set up and ready for my new group of firsties! Creative Teaching Press is hands down my go-to place for the perfect items to get my room ready each year. Be sure to check out these amazing items and so much more on CTP's website to get your room ready for back to school! :)

First stop on the tour is my writing station area... I think it is my most favorite!

From CTP:

From TPT:
Writing Center Starter Kit Printables by A Cupcake for the Teacher


From CTP:

5 Star Sentences by Lori at Teaching with Love and Laughter

From Pacon:


To save space I used these amazing extra large library pockets from CTP! They can pick a writing activity from the writing board and get the corresponding sheet from one of these pockets! I laminated the pockets so I could write on them with a dry erase marker. These pockets are awesome! They hold up to 50 sheets of paper. I attached them to the wall with velcro. I love that it is all together and doesn't take up a ton of space on a shelf. 


Word Wall---Each week I add the high frequency words that go with our weekly story to the board. So far it doesn't have many words on it yet since we have only been in school for a couple weeks. But I will add more each week.

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From Pacon:


Bubble Gum Words-- you can read a post all about how this works here



This is my little corner of the room. :)

Reading Focus Board-- I display the poem of the week and the reading focus skills here each week. Below are books in the classroom library. There is a bottom row of tubs with books that didn't make the pic. 

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From Pacon:

The book tubs are from the Dollar Tree.

Listening Center-- students will use the scoop chairs when at the listening chairs. I found the chairs at Wal-Mart for like $5 each! In the tubs are listening station packs. I have the book, CD, and corresponding recording sheet in a ziplock bag.
Another view of the classroom library. Sorry for the bad lighting! I place featured books in the book shelf. Currently it's all back to school books. 

Math Focus Board-- I add standards to this as we cover them. Currently we are focusing on adding and counting so they all aren't up there just yet.

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From Pacon:


We love the big carpet! Below the smart board are some Inspire U posters from CTP. To the right of the smartboard is my cart for my laptop, flexcam, remotes, anchor chart markers, Saxon Phonics cards, etc.


This is a view from the back of the room at my small group table. This year I have my students in groups of four. I color code my groups. I have a green, purple, red, and blue group. Last year I got a class set of chair pockets from Seat Sack and I LOVE them so much!!! I washed them this summer and they looked good as new for my new group of firsties. In their chair pockets they keep their classwork folder, books for read to self time, etc.


Each group has a book shelf beside their group. This is where they place their SAFARI Books, journals, earbuds/headphones, etc. I started this last year and loved how it worked out!

Small group table, shelf with supplies, sink area

This is the cubbies. Each student has a cubby to store their backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, gym shoes, etc. I also use the top ones to store teaching materials, books, etc. 
I love my Kohls Cares friends hanging out on top! :)


Clip Chart

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Classroom Door

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First hallway bulletin board of the year! I have 14 new little monkeys and we are looking forward to a super fun year! 

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Well sweet friends, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little home away from home.

I want to give a big thank you to my friends at CTP! They are so good to me and my classroom and have been super amazing to work with!!! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to work with them!



  Be sure to check out all of the wonderful items that I featured from Creative Teaching Press plus tons of other amazing items they offer as well!

Want to check out some more decor ideas?? Head over to Miss Johnston's Journey to check out how she used Creative Teaching Press items to get her classroom ready for the new year!


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