Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bluebird of Happiness Classroom

Welcome to my classroom! Most of you know that I consider it more than just a place of learning for my students. Considering where I teach and the heavily-burdened children that are entrusted to me for a year, I want their Kindergarten room to be a place where they come and are safe and loved and able to BE ... I hope that when they leave me at the end of this year they will be able to see beyond the sadness of their daily home life ... So, here's a peek into my world!
Last spring, I happened upon Melanie Ralbusky at the Schoolgirl Style blog. Have you been there? You must! I had gotten my job about 2 weeks before school started and 3 weeks before my daughter's wedding {{{EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK}}} and so I had never really decorated it the way I had hoped. Well, I can tell you that the inspiration I received from Melanie's site made my little heart go pitter-patter. I began to plan every nook and cranny. I gathered all of my supplies ...
The first thing that had to go was this beast of a cubbie. It was painted in primary colors ~ ugh!! This baby has 32 cubby holes ~ ON EACH SIDE!!!
It took me about 20 hours to paint the behemoth but I chose nice warm colors that would complement the rest of the decor. I think you will agree that the end result was worth all the time that it took! Next I worked on the kids' work tables. I wanted each one to feel like they were sitting around the kitchen table!
Our Technology Treehouse and Reading Loft ...
Common Core I Can chart ... This was created for me by Karen at Rockin' Room 11
My Behavior Management System, also purchased on TPT through Jessica Stanford
The Reading Corner and Birthday Wall ...
Some more shots from around the room ...
And, we can't forget all the details that make everything JUST right:
This wall has a string of bluebirds carrying the words "Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true" ...
And this one is my favorite, "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?" ...
I hope that my little sweeties will always remember our Classroom Sweet Classroom!
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the world!

14 comments:

  1. This is adorable! :-D

    I'm your newest follower- I'm sponsoring a teacher blog linky party and I'd love for you to link up! http://www.learnwithleah.com/p/teacher-blogs.html

    Leah

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  2. Thank you Leah and thank you so much for the Liebster nomination! I'm going to work on that tomorrow!

    I'll also check out your linky party then too!

    Thanks again!

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  3. Your blog looks great! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award!! Hop over to my blog to check out the post. http://teacherstakeout.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thank you SO much Stacy! I will hop over right after school today! I really appreciate it!

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  5. I love your room! So cute! I nominated you for the Liebster award. Come check it out at:
    http://funinecse.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html
    Kate

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  6. Why thank you so much Kate! I really do appreciate it! I will come and check it out :)
    Thanks!

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  7. I copy and pasted each of the questions from both people that nominated me. I am not sure of an easirer way. I hope that helps!
    Kate
    http://funinecse.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love your room, you did a great job on the makeover! I am your newest follower!

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  9. Thank you Melissa! It was a TON of fun creating it! Thanks for following!

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  10. I love your classroom! It looks so warm and inviting!
    What's Working This Year?

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  11. Thank you Mrs. Sommer! It is a happy place!

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  12. Your room is adorable. I love the teal and lime green combination.

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  13. It is SO CUTE!!!!! So glad I found your blog!
    Heather
    Thirdgradesthecharm.blogspot.com

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