Monday, August 13, 2012

Sneak Peak

Well friends I met the goal for today!  I found a home for every unplaced item in my new classroom.  For the most part my room is ready but I will wait until it is COMPLETELY ready before the big reveal.  With that being said, I am so excited about an uplanned yet amazing accomplishment that I just have to give you a sneak peak...

Some of you may remember a post I made a couple of weeks ago about wanting to use the white board in the back of my room as my word wall.  Well I have since changed my mind.  Instead I have decided to make that white board the back drop to my small group reading table.  I will eventually put my workshop stations pocket chart on the board.  Above this white board are 3 super ugly metal strips for the adjustment of the board.  Well today, I was staring at those ugly strips trying to decide what to do about them when I had a "lightbulb" moment.  Earlier this summer I had purchased 7 green hoola skirts from the dollar spot in Target.  I had no idea how I would use them but I was feeling impulsive that day and brought them home with me.  Today I found out EXACTLY how I wanted to use them.  I cut the skirts in half to make them long strips and then hung them to cover the super ugly metal strips!

So here's the board in the back of the room.  See the super ugly metal strips?  Also notice the HUGE mound of unpacked boxes and tubs.  Those are gone now!

Waa Laa!!!  Ugly strips GONE!  But something is missing?  What could it be?  OH YEAH!!!  The super cute monkey's I bought for a hallway display.  Isn't it adorable? The green and blue ottoman seats from Five Below are also just perfect for this spot! 
I am so proud of this.  Mostly because it was very unplanned and a completely orginal idea.  It's so cute I think it's pin worthy...dont' you?  LOL

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak.  Stay tuned for the Big Reveal.  Open house is next week for us so it will definitely be ready by then!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Your room is looking great ! I love your idea of hiding those strips.Very cute ! :)

Kelly
First Grade Fairytales

Mrs. P said...

You are so creative!! I am still in awe of those cute seats you found at Five Below! I pass that store daily (yes, daily) as I go in Target and Michaels, but haven't been in it yet. Your new room is looking great! Can't wait to see more!

The Pitter Pat Boutique said...

Love Love Love. Can't wait to see the rest!

Gary said...

Monkeys! I love it! I have a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree in my room (with a monkey of course) and I may have to borrow this idea for something. Just don't know what yet. I still have a few weeks before school starts...

Sara Soucy said...

It looks so awesome! What a creative idea!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

The Pitter Pat Boutique said...

When do we get to see the big reveal of the whole classroom?

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