It was the night before school started...

...and I knew I needed to get some pictures before the kids showed up and destroyed the place!

In all seriousness- how long will it actually stay all neat and pretty??
 
Here is the view from the door.

I made these locker tags...I heart them!

My area- I gave up my desk a few years ago and I make do with TONS of plastic storage and my horseshoe table! You can also see my banner that I LOVE from Belinda on Etsy! Belinda and I will be doing a giveaway together very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Here is the front of my room with my alphabet cards. I also used Cara's fantastic FREE schedule cards

 My tissue pom poms. I even heard a principal in our district ask his teachers why they didn't have "these things" hanging from their ceilings. Keep your fingers crossed fire marshals don't hunt me down!

My oh-so-fabulous wreath that Claire (my special ed teacher- who has an ADORABLE resource room this year) gave me. Isn't she the sweetest?

The library in all its glory!

 First Day treat bags from Miss Christie (I am not sure if she has these in her shop?!?! Help Christie!)

I wanted to do something "sweet" for my teammates for the first day of school!



And here are my kiddos in action-
 Think the iPads were a hit???


41 comments:

  1. It's true, the kids do have a nack for "breaking in" the new classrooms but gosh your looks pretty!! I love the picture of all the kids with the iPads. Not a single one of them is off task. Talk about engaging technology!

    Happy Back to School!! :)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. agreed Stephanie! I already sent the picture to our Superintendent and Technology Head to support the wonders of 1-to-1. I can't wait to continue on this journey!

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  2. That is awesome!! Your room looks amazing!!

    Ginger Snaps

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  3. I love your classroom! It looks amazing! I'm now wondering where everyone is finding info on those cute pompoms! I feel a total craft party coming by Sunday!!

    http://missredheadandfirstgraders.blogspot.com/

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    1. Stephanie- youtube has great tutorials!

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  4. Your room looks wonderful! Congrats on making it through the first day! I love your library corner.

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  5. Your classroom looks great!! Were you able to get a word in with those iPads?? LOL!! I bet they LOVED them!!

    Come on over to my new Clip Art blog...I'm a having a giveaway!
    Tammy
    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    Dots of Fun! Clip Art

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  6. love the pom pom "things" lol! Your room looks great - have a terrific first day!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  7. Super cute room!! I love the pom-poms.

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  8. Are you willing to share your template for your locker name tags?? Or are they in your store?

    Cassie
    ckt.todd@gmail.com

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    1. Cassie- Rikki just posted some editable ones here: http://hive2nd.blogspot.com/2012/08/coat-hanger-labels.html You can always email me at queenofthefirstgradejungle@gmail too :)

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  9. Your room looks beautiful! So jealous of the iPads.

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  10. Your room looks amazing! I know your students will love coming there everyday! Fabulous!
    Ms. A

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  11. I love your room! It looks wonderful!

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  12. Love your room and Love the 'sweet' little gifts you gave the kids! I am copying you ;)

    Caitlin
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  13. LOVE your room, Katie! It's beautiful! :)

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  14. I too love the locker name tags.. Can I purchase these from you? They would be perfect for what I am looking for. What a nice gift to give to the other teachers.
    ஐRikki

    The Hive

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  15. Your room is beautiful! What a fun place to be!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  16. Love your color scheme Katie! Your room is absolutely fabulous! How fun for your kiddos! Congrats on surviving the first day and hope it's a wonderful year!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  17. Katie, I mentioned you in my post I hope that is okay?
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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  18. Your room looks great...love the colors! Ipads for all of your kiddos-you are very lucky! :)

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  19. I'm sure the Ipad's were a huge hit!!!!

    ❀Jodi
    Fun In First

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  20. I absolutely LOVE the colors in your room! If I hadn't already invested so much in red, I would totally copy you : ) You are very lucky to have an Ipad for every kid...what a great tool to have!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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  21. Glad you had a great first day. Your room looks amazing. Love ya girl! :) XOXO
    We deserve a shopping trip soon.

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  22. I stumbled upon your blog recently and it is fabulous! I'm moving from 3rd to 1st this year and your ideas have been so helpful! Good luck this school year!!

    http://watchthecrashingwaves.blogspot.com/

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  23. Ummm...can I be on your team?! What a wonderful gift for teachers! And I really love the color scheme you have in your classroom.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  24. OMG - your room is beautiful. Thanks for the pictures and I love the kiddos with their iPads!

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  25. Katie's classroom does look beautiful! I am SO BLESSED to be able to work with her. :-)

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  26. Your room looks great! I love the chevron and your cute table tags. Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second

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  27. I LOVE the classroom decor! Can you do a post about how you plan to use the iPads in your classroom and/or what apps you've used or plan to use with your kids? I really want to apply for a technology grant for a small group set, but feel like I need a little more information first. =)

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  28. Your room is fan-tab-u-lis! Girl . . . you are one in a zillion :) You made it through your first week. Way to go friend!!! Hugs!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  29. Your room looks great! I'm so jealous of the ipads. I don't have ONE much less a class set. :)

    Tara

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  30. That is incredible! I would DIE for one per kid - how on earth did you get those kinds of resources?
    Jaime
    bestofkidlit@gmail.com

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  31. I LOVE the colors in your room! And...I'm jealous about the iPads!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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