Before and After Classroom Pictures For the 2012 School Year!

AFTER: Front & Center of Room, Ready for Meet the Teacher Day
Since I worked Summer School Reading Camp, I was able to keep my room up. Nothing faded and since I really liked the dark blue-light blue-black theme, I was going to use it again this year. It is really hard to make the 1970's brown wood paneling exciting, but here are my before and after pictures as we get rolling this year! 
BEFORE: Front & Center of Room
 BEFORE: Back Left of Room
 AFTER: Back Left of Room
Math Center, Math Supplies, Vocabulary Board & 
Gathering Area for Math "Areas of Concern" Board
Vocabulary Board
Math "Area of Concern" Board
I'm going to use this board to spiral and review the areas that our school wide test results show we are lacking in ~ fractions, measurement and geometry.
 BEFORE: Back Right of Room at Front Door
 AFTER: Back Right of Room at Front Door
I got a new {actually old and busted, but storage is storage} cabinet and new posters based on our "Areas of Concern." The bottom six pages are third grade's Common Core Standards in kid friendly language.
 Plants are trying to come back to life....
Not a cook and not a gardener, oh well, acceptance is part of life! :)
AFTER: Back of Room, U-Shaped Table is 
Ready for Meet the Teacher Day.
 BEFORE: Entire Right of Room at Front Door
  AFTER: Right of Room, Ugly Green Shelf. 
Curtain hides the extra TEs & student editions I keep as team leader, etc.
 AFTER: Two Black Shelves 
The cubbies for the red and the blue group.
Treasure Box & Magic Frogs ~ they hold the reward blue and red tickets.
 AFTER: Two Black Shelves For Cubbies
 BEFORE: CHAMPS and Behavior Board, Needing a Pick Me Up! 
AFTER: New and Improved CHAMPS Board!
By writing REDO on stuff, I don't get lazy and use it again!!  I remember what I want it to say, but I redo it to look new, fresh, etc.
 BEFORE: Left of the Front of the Room at "Back"Door
 AFTER: Now the Couch and the Computer Areas
AFTER: Vocabulary Word Wall and the Computer Area
 BEFORE: Entire Left of Room at Back Door
BEFORE: Start of Library Fix Up and Restroom Door
 AFTER: Library, Bean Bags & Math Magnets
AFTER: Rest of Library Facing the Couch
 AFTER: My Beloved Elmo, Organized, Untangled and Ready to Use!
 AFTER: My View While Using the Elmo & Restroom
I love that I can face the class instead of the way they were originally installed, with a teacher's back to the class ~ hello...No One Had Asked a Teacher's Opinion!! 
 AFTER: My Desk, Fridge & Micro
NOTICE ~ Sub Plan Folder smack dab on the left hand side of my desk!
The front of my desk is a fractions area, another "Area of Concern."
Well everyone, that's's old, brown paneling, but I love it! My friend in fourth grade calls her portable a LEARNING COTTAGE & so my hubby now calls mine a LEARNING CABANA! 
I ♥love♥ it no mater what we call it!

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  1. You have put a lot of work into your room, and it looks great! :) I hope you have a super year!


  2. Wow! Your room looks terrific! Lot's of love has been poured into every inch - your students are so fortunate! Have a great year!

  3. Oh my goodness, paneling gives me hives! You've worked wonders with that room!

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