Saturday, September 1, 2012

First Week of School and My Jungle Classroom!

I'm sorry it has been forever since I last posted! I survived my first week of teaching 1st grade! I had a great week but I am exhausted. I have been working twelve hour days this past week...I am hoping things will calm down soon! All of my students are so sweet. First graders say some of the funniest things! We have mostly been going over rules and procedures this week. We have also been reading a lot of back to school books such as, The Night Before First Grade, Chrysanthemum, and The Kissing Hand.

I am teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies this year. My partner teaches Language Arts, Reading, and Writing. This is the first year for my school to start switching classes in the first grade so we will see how it goes! I LOVE my team...they have all been so helpful! I think it's gonna be a great year!

Here are the "after" pictures of my classroom!!!

 I added my students names after I took this picture!

Walking In...

My Reading Corner 


Calendar Area

I love my $5 garage sale chair! My aunt monogrammed my last name in jungle print on the turned out so cute! I had to blur it out though for privacy reasons!

Thanks Kristan for the idea!

 My desk area

Back of my room/word wall

 Birthday Bulletin Board

Back Bulletin Board

Hope y'all have a great three day weekend! 


  1. Your classroom looks soooo adorable! I love it!!!! =)

  2. Your classroom looks awesome! The first few weeks of school are always exhausting!

  3. Your room looks GREAT! I love how it looks!

    I hope you're enjoying the nice long three day weekend! :)

  4. Your classroom is adorable!!! Great job!!! And yay for the first week being over! I am so exhausted too, but it usually starts slowing down after Labor Day! Thank goodness! Hope you have a great year! :)

  5. such a FUN classroom, i'd love to learn in it! glad to hear your first week went well, hoping it's a good sign for a great rest of the school year! i can' believe you have been working that long of a day ... i hope you don't keep that up !!

  6. You survived week 1!!!! Whoop!! Congrats girl. Love the classroom. Too cute.