Classroom Reveal- Finally :)

After all summer long, I am ready to reveal my classroom to you.  Are you about to die with anticipation?  I know that you have been waiting


My only regret during this entire classroom make-over is that I wasn't smart enough to do a before and after photo shoot. Man.

Beware...picture overload.  Some may say it's like Pinterest threw up all over my room.

I took this first picture while standing just inside my door.  You can just make out two table groups.  There are three more groups to the right.  This is what you see as you walk in the room.

I like it.  It makes me happy.  My kids, who I met on Wednesday, all seemed to like it, too. 

Here are the rest of the pictures...

And to think that all of this started because of this little Sterilite drawer re-do...........

I'm utterly exhausted.  Thank the good Lord that school starts on Monday so that I can knock it off.

Happy 2012-2013 school year, everyone :)


  1. I second Jen's comment (because great minds think alike) - LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Such a bright and happy place - you're going to have a GREAT year!!!

    Runde's Room

  2. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh--I love it!!! I'm bookmarking this page so I can come back and gush more tomorrow because I'm not supposed to be on my laptop right now!! We're headed back home tomorrow, talk to you then! :)

  3. What a beautiful, bright, cheerful environment! I love it!

    Thinking Out Loud

  4. Your room looks fantastic! You should stop by my page in a little while, because I'm finally posting my room reveal today too! :)

    Maestra Bilingue

  5. I am in love with your room! It is so bright and cheery! The kids are going to so love your room! Great job! :)
    Crayons & Curls

  6. What a cute room! I love covering up open shelving with curtains. (I did that in my room, too.) Your bulletin boards look great!
    I posted a part of my classroom decor today too. Great (teacher) minds think alike!


  7. Just brilliant! You have done a super job on making a classroom just sooooo inviting....

  8. I love it all. come on over and link it up on my classroom caravan

  9. OH
    I hope my room will look as beautiful, colorful, fun, {insert adjective that describes the cutest room ever here} when I grow up! haha, but SERIOUSLY. Those are all my favorite colors, and I really love all your bunting! Thanks for sharing!

    The Gypsy Teacher

  10. Everything looks beautiful and bright:)) Love it!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  11. Your room looks beautiful Elizabeth! I love the bright colors & I adore your director's chair!!

  12. I love it too! It's such a happy place!

    I Love My Classroom

  13. It looks spectacular!!! And now I want to "pinterestify" my director's chair!!!

  14. Your room looks awesome! I love the colors, bunting, organization...oh geez, I love everything! You did an awesome job. Your students will love their classroom!!

    :) Nancy
    Joy of Kindergarten

  15. I love it! Especially the black boards. I am doing those this year too. I also bought the same lime/dot border. I think your room looks gorgeous. A cute room makes it so much more fun going to work!

  16. I'm speechless! Your room looks gorgeous! I love everything about it.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. Thank you for posting about this last week :)

  18. Ummm WOW. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It so bright and cheerful- what a wonderful thing to have a classroom that just screams this is a happy, productive place!!!!

  19. It looks so BEAUTIFUL Elizabeth!! I love all of Kristen's stuff! I have her genre labels. =) hehe I bought her alphabet too, but didn't have anywhere to put it. You see, I don't have the lovely wall space that you have! Jealous!! It looks awesome!

    Ginger Snaps

  20. looks amazing! Thanks for some additional inspiration.


  21. Oh. My. OhMyOhMyOhMy!
    This is so incredibly beautiful, wonderful, and just... WOW.
    I love EVERYTHING.
    All of it.
    I clicked on the pictures and looked at them in BIG form and just drooled.
    Such a fun and happy place.
    My favorite is the chair, but my close second is... um... everything else!
    We share so many font-favs, I chuckled every time I recognized one! (But I spotted some new ones, so you may need to name names!)
    Oh Elizabeth, I couldn't have found a better way to start my Saturday.
    Thanks for sharing, Friend!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. Kim, somehow I missed this beautiful comment last week. Ummm...I wonder if it was because I was CRAZY busy :) Thanks, friend.

  22. SO CUTE! You did a great job - I love the colors :) This makes me happy!

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper

  23. AWESOME!! Your room looks truly amazing and I love all of the little details that make it snazzy and cozy :) Great, great job!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  24. It is absolutely beautiful! And I know from experience what a lot of work it is to add the special touches to file systems, baskets, ceilings, etc., because I did it too! I am happy to have had Pinterest to inspire and reenergize my classroom! Good job!
    Maggie (Maggie's Kinder Corner)

  25. Wow! Your room looks absolutely fabulous! Love all the little touches that pulled it all together!

  26. I love the colors of your room! It looks incredible and cohesive :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  27. You room looks awesome! You put in a ton of hard work! Great job!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  28. Your room is SO beautiful!! I am in love with it. The colors! PERFECT! I love the idea of contact paper on the cinder blocks. Does it stick well? I may have to try that...
    ☼ Kate
    To The Square Inch

  29. I love it ALL! I can tell you put so much hard work into your classroom and it definitely paid off! I didn't do nearly enough Pinterest crafts this summer. I think you should come decorate my classroom... think about it! Haha!
    Loose Shoelaces

  30. Your room is SUPER cute!!!! You've been working hard this summer!

    I love that someone else has a "Pinterest" classroom too! That's what everyone is saying about my room too! I will be finishing it up this coming week and post pictures as well.

  31. Super cute and fun classroom! Looks like you are set for a great year!

  32. Love it!!! The colors are great and it so well coordinated!! I have two questions for you. #1 How well does the contact paper stick to your cinder block wall? I would love to do that to my wall, but NOTHING ever sticks to it-- haven't tried contact paper, though! #2 Did you get your library book baskets (the oval-shaped green, pink, and blue ones) recently? If so, where did you find them? I have a similar set that I bought a few years ago and am trying to find ONE more to match!

    EduKate and Inspire

  33. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Love all of the fun colors and pennants! Great job, Elizabeth!!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  34. Super cute and super great color scheme. It is exciting to see all your projects come together. Have a great school year!

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  36. I love reading your blog and just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award! :)


  37. Thank you so much everyone for such sweet comments about my room. I responded to those of you who asked questions who have the capability to "respond to sender" feature. I am still in love with my classroom and your comments make all the work worth it. I've been so busy with the start up to school, that I haven't been able to thank you in this thank you!!

  38. I absolutely LOVE it! It is so bright and cheery and will make your students love to learn and come to school every day :)

  39. WOW! I absolutely love this! I wish I had just part of your creativity! I wish we could just get a whole bunch of "us teachers" together for a weekend and share, share, share! Your room is so cheerful! Wouldn't it be great to just bring lots of teachers from all over together and work together!
    Jamye Jaco

  40. Love your room so much! We have some of the same things from ladybug teacher files :). I have some bright paper lanterns up and some bunting too. :) Haven't done my classroom tour yet though! :)