The journey of a first year Kindergarten teacher...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Layout & Photo Dump

Hello all! I'm still deciphering what classroom posters I should put up on the first weeks of school and being that I'm tight on money (no work during summer) I am going to create my own posters with 6 posterboard I bought at the Dollar Tree ($1 for two!)

By the way, have any of you bought books through Salvation Army? I bought some fantastic books several Wednesdays ago (Wednesday is 50% off EVERYTHING FYI) and each book cost $.50!!! the meantime..Here are SOME things I have for my classroom (all my books and misc. things are in my aunt's garage)...

 My crate seats! My mom and I made 6..It was fairly easy to do..I bought the fabric from Walmart ($5/yd.), cushion at Walmart (forgot how much I spent but I onyl got one roll), and purchased the crates at Target at $3.50 each. The hard part was going to Home Depot to ask someone to cut 6 pieces of plywood (1 sheet of ply=$18). It took me nearly half an hour to get assistance. Maybe this only happens in Miami but anyone I asked for help, they said lumber wasn't their department :(
 Close up of crate seats
 2 Chart Tablets from Get Smart @ $5.50 each
 Random wreath from the Dollar Tree. Anyone have suggestions? I was thinking of hot gluing plastic eggs around it with ribbon/yarn.
 A set of 16 Expo markers from Costco @ $10
 I got several of those plastic containers at the Dollar Tree in green and blue for my manipulatives. Then I just hot glued a simple ribbon on top ($1.50 @ Walmart)
 I purchased these fabrics at Walmart (about $5 something for each yard) for my bulletin boards. The lime green one is glittery :)
 Sorry for the mess! But I wanted to show you guys I made these simple foam birds (foam sheets from Dollar Tree) to recreate this entrance....
 Hopefully mine will be just as cute!
 My binders purchased at some random dollar store..and the templates are from TpT
 A seat cover I found through the Target $1 spot
 Tissue poms (3 in each bag) @ $6.99 and a banner (about $7?) purchased at Party City

That;s it for now camera decided to die on me :(

P.S. do you like the new layout? I'm a sucker for anything free and I got this from The Cutest Blog on the Block :)

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Oh my Lord, girl you just made my day! You can buy those fancy tissue poms pre-made for only $6.99 for a pack of 3?!??! I'm so excited!!!! I can't even tell you how many poms I have unsuccessfully made (I'm a little embarrassed to admit I'm not as crafty as I'd like to be!!) Consider me you newest follower. Thanks for the tip! Stop by my blog sometime!

    Lauren C

    1. Same here! I was about to create these myself but then I saw the pack and I figured..why not buy it premade? :) I'm following you now..

  2. P.S. I also just pinned that onto my pinterest kindergarten board :)

  3. Everything is looking good! Your room is going to be A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. Can't wait to see it when you're set up. :)

    Kinder Cuties

    1. Thank you :) I can't wait to set it up..I will be in my classroom starting August 13.

  4. Wow! Your classroom is going to look fantastic! I am glad you found I am following you!