My Style is Changing

My style really is changing. I'm slowing changing things in my classroom to reflect my new style.  A few years ago, I was all about Comic Sans {can you believe it}, but then I found all the fabulous FREE fonts out there and I was hooked.  I'm currently obsessed with stripes. I don't care how they come {bold, thick, thin, chevron, vertical, horizontal, etc.}, I just love them! :) My love of clipart hasn't changed's just gone from a love addiction. Sound familiar? Are you nodding?

So, I've been changing out some of my old labels and signs with new ones.  Each of these are available for free as a download {at the bottom of this post}! YAY! It's my ploy to get you hooked on stripes, too. Is it working?

New crates to help me stay organized.

These posters have been hanging up in my guest bedroom and they look much better in my classroom. :)  I can't wait to hang up Deanna's Common Core Standard cards on them! I made the display posters because my OCD told me it had to match my classroom perfectly. Dang OCD.

I re-did some of my calendar.  You can see my old one {and how I run it} *here*.

I'm loving the chevron calendar cards from Growing Kinders' Calendar Kit!

These bins hold everything for my parent volunteers. You can read more about it *here*.

Here's the rest of my classroom:
My reading corner is inspired by {this} website 
(Thanks for all of the ideas Mrs. Blankenburg!)

Here is my CAFE Menu.  I made the letters on my computer, but with the polka dot borders from {this} author on TpT for free. I got the CAFE posters from {here}.
The little chef kid in the corner of the board is from Scrappin' Doodles.

This is where I display my students' work. Those are tin foil cookie sheets! 
Today we hung our "first grade dolls" up.

First grade is SO SWEET! I have my birthday balloon sticks {that post can be found here}. I haven't hung up my VIP poster yet because we haven't started it {you can find the VIP poster here}.

Beginning of the year bulletin board inspired by {this} post!
"Ant"icipating a great year!

Table points {inspired by this}, schedule {found here}, and Brownie Points {found here}. 

Daily 5 board!  The polka dot border can be found {here} and the Daily 5 posters can be found {here}.

My alphabet you can get {here} for primary colors and {here} for bright. I got the colors from Mrs. Lemons {here}.

My kiddos LOVE the crate seats that I made {click here to see how}.


Tania said...

I LOVE your new style! :)
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Traci Clausen said...

I'm always wishing I'd pick a style and stick with it!
New fonts ALWAYS make me want to change everything. I'm loving your new style :D

Megan said...

Love those days of the week signs! I have trouble changing. It took me moving from one state to another to change up my classroom style!


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A Tale of 2 First Grades said...

Love your new style! I moved rooms and started the black and white stuff and now I'm falling in love with chevron and thinking of slowly moving that way. What a mess! Your stuff looks so cute (and organized!).

A Tale of 2 First Grades

Laura said...

I completely understand what you mean!! I think things have changed so drastically and wonderful for teachers over the past year (for me) when I joined the blogging and TPT/TN world.. I can't believe it and I am so grateful for your wonderful resources!!! :)
Your room looks amazing!


Lita Lita said...

Love your style! Mine has changed too. I was using too many colors in my classroom. Now I stick to 2/3.
My tastes about clip art have totally changed. I used to use free clip art. Now I draw my own AND I buy lots of different clip art from other sellers.
And talking about fonts...YES! Now I just can't stand comic sans!! Have you seen fonts squirrel site? It has some very good free fonts.

Lisa Mattes said...

I revamped this summer to a black and white theme with some lime green accents. Lots of chevron - LOVE! I bought the "Desire to Inspire" subway art pack on TpT and really love it. All the time spent redecorating is making me work in triple overdrive as I didn't spend nearly enough tone preparing for students. Ahh, tiny detail. Thanks a gobzillion to TpT and great colleagues for saving me big time!


Little Wife said...

I love free fonts! Love them!! I used free fonts for all my wedding stuff, and now for the pages in my subbing binder, and for my little sub notes...

Love. Free. Fonts.

Kourtney Payton said...

I could have written this post about me...and century gothic...but I too am officially font crazy. I love two called hello firstie and hello dottie...nothing fancy about them but I am OBSESSED :)

Unknown said...

Precious :)

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Heather's Heart said...

I just said something to a friend yesterday about something I had made years ago with Comic Sans. I now have 2,500+ fonts. Do I need an intervention??!!???

My classroom is still undergoing an Extreme Makeover and I am so happy about it!

Your *freebies* are great as always. Thank you. =)

Heather's Heart

Crafting Misfit said...

Fun :) My problem is I always feel the need to make over every year... and it always ends up being a project LOL!


g-girl said...

what an awesome idea-parent volunteer bins! i love it. i am jealous of your organization skills. :) thanks for sharing!

Manda Green said...

I love stripes too! and I absolutly love your style! Would you mind me asking what program you use to create your signs?

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