Sunday, July 8, 2012

Classroom Pics.

I'm linking up with Corinna at Surfing through 2nd to share some of my classroom decorations/themes. 

Surfin' Through Second

I know I've mentioned this in blogs before.  My new school does a different school wide theme every year.  This year my principal had heard the Katy Perry firework song in passing and decided that that would be our theme, on fire.  The faculty wears t-shirts themed around the theme etc.  to get the kids pumped up.  She gaves us a whole list of ideas to choose from.  Of course fireworks were on the list and my team chose that.  So we are decorating our hallway to be fireworks and we're turning our doors into fireworks etc.  I will post pics once that process is complete.  You then can do your own theme in your classroom.  I decided to choose one off the list that I knew no one else would choose.  I chose fireflies.  My students are going to "let their light shine."

Do you know how hard it is to decorate with fireflies!  I was browsing at Mardel and I found the Trend Owl-Stars and they actually have fireflies in them so that helps out a lot!  I'm planning on making a mason jar for the back wall of my room but we will have to wait and see how that turns out.

I have just now gotten to the decorating part and I'm still trying to organize everything Owls have taken over but hopefully I can find some more little firefly things to incorporate later on. 

I revamped my clock a bit.  I added a quarter after, half past, and quarter till.  I also added those mini clocks from something I saw on Pinterest.

Like I said it's a work in progress but hopefully in a few more weeks I'll have some more pictures to share.  Hopefully everything will come together! 

Have a Wonderful Week.


  1. Emily,
    I too am the only 2nd grade teacher at my school here in Texas. Last year I had 26 little darlings. Blogging and web groups have been a lifesaver to me over the years. Last year I was moved to 2nd from Kindergarten and I would not have survived without the internet. I didn't have much time to create, but I hope this year will be easier. Maybe we can share ideas since we are in the same "boat" so to speak.

    Have fun decorating your new classroom!
    Mrs. Rhodes Scholars

  2. Everything looks wonderful so far! That's neat that everyone does a school wide theme. I look forward to seeing more pictures when everything is complete. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Fireflies is such a fun idea:) I love your Owl Welcome banner that is too cute. You are so lucky to be able to get into your class. I don't know if I will be able to get into mine until a week before school starts! I need more time. Hopefully I can sneak in next week.
    Thank you so much for linking up:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  4. I love the graphic organizers you have hanging up - I never would have thought of that!

  5. Just found your blog through the linky and am your newest follower!

    Teaching Maddeness