When I started with my blank slate classroom I was not sure what I wanted to make it. I knew that I wanted it to be something that would be fun for the kiddos but also something that I would enjoy coming to each day. I think I achieved my goal!
I love polka dots so I wanted to somehow incorporate polka dots into my room. At first I started with the idea of "camp polka dot" but it proved to be too much work for the short amount of time I had in which to get my classroom ready. Sooooooo I decided to simply go with polka dots. However, owls somehow flew onto the scene and I am so glad they did! My classroom newsletter (which I wish I could show you!) incorporates the polka dots and owls perfectly as do other elements in my room. I believe they go together kinda like peanut butter and jelly!
Soooo without further babbling from me... I hope you have a "hoot" looking at the pictures of my classroom!
The kiddos will each color an owl to add to the tree... so excited to have them all up there!
I got this chair for $2.99 at Hope's Outlet. I painted it and then added a new seat that I covered. I love my new chair!
Polka Dot Spots. I made these for the kiddos to sit on at circle time. I put them out before the kiddos get there and then when we are done with circle time they put them away.
.79 cent picture frames that I spray painted! I love how they look on my bulletin board!
Curtains made out of twin sheets.
Polka Dots the kiddos use to sign in when they get to school. I can't believe I forgot a picture of my mailboxes and sign in area... they are so darn cute! I will have to add a pic later! :-)
Paint chip calendar
My aqua ruffle lamp! I love re-making things I get for super duper cheap! It was $2.99 at Hope's Outlet...
How I organize my lesson papers for each day of the week. This way I can easily pre-plan!
My desk area
This will be used as my portfolio holder later in the school year.
Coral and Lime Fabric - twin sheets from Wal-mart
Ruffle lamp - made my me
Polka dot border - made using a circle die cut and scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby
Aqua and Lime crates - Target
Aqua caddies - Dollar Tree
Audrey Hepburn quote - made by me
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Polka dot pillow - Made by me using fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics
Pink Adirondack chairs - Meijer
Paint chip calendar - made my me
Picture frames - Hope's outlet
Lime and white polka dot boxes - Dollar Tree