Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let The Work Begin!

I have a little less than 3 weeks before teacher work days begin.  I have purchased and made almost everything I want for new school year. 

I am slowly getting my classroom bulletin boards ready for the new school year.  This is my first completed one.  What do you think?

I will be taking pictures of my students wearing a cowboy hat and bandana and placing it on the wanted job posters.  I am going to use the sepia setting so that it will stay with the theme.

I have a long way to go, but when I finally finish my classroom I will post a room tour.

Here are the three borders I am using throughout my room.  I purchased the borders from Scholastic and Mardel’s:

These are the other things I purchased from Mardel’s.  I am jealous of those of you who live close enough to visit their store.  I have only made online purchases.

Did you notice my classroom will have a Western theme?

I purchased this pocket chart from Walmart for $12.97.  I was surprised to see this in the store.  It is well made and has 27 paper slots.  I saw them in red, blue, and black.  I know a lot of teachers use it for students’ mail, but I plan to place graphic organizers, reading response sheets, and other forms that students will need on a regular basis in it.  This way they have access to them without needing my help.  I can also clearly see when more copies are needed.

I purchased these two pocket charts from Target.  If I remember correctly they were $3.00 each.  The first one shows the folders that I will be using in them.  The second one shows the folders that come with the pocket chart. 
I purchased new library book baskets for my room, too.  They came from Michael’s.  They were pricey but I won’t have to purchase new baskets again.  They come in 3 sizes and I purchased the medium and large ones.

Both baskets hold a great number of books.  The smaller baskets will hold my series and author study books.  The larger baskets hold books by genre and all of my nonfiction books. I will do a post on my new library in a couple of weeks. 

I have two items, genre posters and calendar pieces,  in my TPT store that I made for my western theme.  You can pick them up by clicking on the pictures below:

Before the end of the week I will be sharing the chapter books that I have chosen to read to my students.

Until next time!


  1. Love your bulletin board! What font is that on the banner?

    1. Thank you! The font was made on my Cricut machine. It is the Disney Mickey Mouse Font.