Friday, August 10, 2012

Bulletin Board and Label Day

Before I talk about anything educational...I must share my love of volleyball and Dodgers.  Love that they won gold....on the same night Dodgers won against the Rockies.  Click here to watch Matt Treanor watch and talk about his wife winning gold! 

Teachers don't start back until August 27th and kids start the day after Labor Day.  Nonetheless, I have spent quite a bit of time there.  It is amazing what you can get done with a quiet building:-)   Here is what I have accomplished so far....I seem to have started with one corner and am working clockwise:-) 
Finally...after a few years of wanting to label the clock times, I made them.  Unfortunately, they are a bit small, due to the size and placement of the clock.
The map I have had for a while.  I really like the colors.  But I made new labels for the continents and put a border around the space.
Continuing with the flipped signage, I made labels for group supplies.  I attached the same label to the counter, so students could return their things to the proper place.
Put all the drawers together....34 kids so far! I still need to add the pockets for a few of the drawers.  Also going to have to move the lamp....another set of drawers belongs where the lamp is.
The word wall was up last year, but didn't have a title, so I added one:-)
The carpet area and focus wall needed some titles.  
And then the birthday bags as well.
I have two really long bulletin boards in the hallway.  I usually leave the bottom one empty and work on the top.  It says, "This Class is Full of Characters" I cut the most of the book characters out of book jackets and scholastic calendars.  The bigger characters were painted or created by former students. 

And that concludes the upper half of 1/4 of the room as well as the outside bulletin board.  More to come....cuz I still have lots to do!

Happy Friday,


  1. Wow, you have already gotten so much done. Your room looks great.
    The Teaching Thief

  2. Love your clock! Love your word wall! Love your character wall! Love your blog!! I saw a car from Oregon today and wondered out loud to my sister if I should ask if they knew Laurie! Then I got to tell her all about you!!
    Owl Things First

  3. I love your curtains! What are the drawers used for? I'm your newest follower;-)

  4. Your room is looking GREAT! I loved watching USA take the gold and silver in volleyball too!
    Sheree Peterson

  5. I love the "Cast of Characters" board!! We have a "getting to know you board" that we do every year. We've had the kids make their very own bugs, but this may be a fun new idea!! We talk about fiction and nonfiction in Reading, so this could be a fun tie in. Did you just print out the pics?

    1. I got the pics from the book jackets of some hardcover books and the "back to school" scholastic calendar.

  6. You have a lot done!!
    We go back the day after Labour Day, too!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  7. Your room looks great! You have been very busy.

    Teaching Fourth

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the signs you made your room. Can't wait to scroll through your blog and see what else you have done. :)