Saturday, August 19, 2017

2017-2018 Classroom Reveal: Welcome to Narnia!

I have spent all week transforming my classroom from summer storage to a winter wonderland. My students voted on this classroom theme, and I am excited to be posting my first classroom reveal! Welcome to the land of Narnia! Most of the items came from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Narnia Classroom Theme on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I included links for the items from other places.


This adorable lamp is from Walmart. The lamp was such a great deal and an awesome find! I made charts for church and lunch choices. I posted my lesson plans from Tori Gorosave for the first week. The Woodland Tree Bulletin Board Border comes from Oriental Trading.

This wooden post instant download from The Quirky Briars really helped to set the stage!

The students are going to make kings and queens of Narnia with a picture of their face attached to hang on this strip. We have quite a few new friends this year, so this will be helpful as we get to know each other. The cubbies are covered in a snow blanket and white lights from Amazon.

Each student has a cubby with a personalized water bottle and a Bible study box.

The students will open the wardrobe door into Narnia thanks to one of my coworkers.

I ordered these bathroom passes from Ginger E Collection on Etsy.

 I made these these signs for my flexible seating. Students choose their spot by placing their number beneath the spot they would like. The Velcro dots match the number of seats available. My spelling chart is below.

I made posters for Ron Clark's 55 Rules to hang in the classroom. They are such a concrete way to reinforce or teach manners.

The vines from Dollar Tree keep the students focused on the school theme throughout the year. The subject labels give a place for me to write homework for planners.

I made one of these water bottles for each of my students using this tutorial from at The Pinning Mama. Adorable nephew not included.

Silent signals keep instructional time running smoothly. Baxter the box turtle and the longest-living hermit crab in recent are waiting for everyone to return.

One of my students asked for memory practice, so I created this curriculum this summer. It will be available on my TPT store next school year.

In our first unit of religion, we are going to practice writing and leading a Bible study. This project-based unit is available in my TPT store.

Our first day of school includes a big celebration from God - a solar eclipse. We are #pathoftotality, so these are going home with students on our half-day.

My new charging stations for my Chromebooks are pretty fabulous! I used a few zip ties, some taplines, and a metal dish drainer from Wal-mart.

My Daily 5 CAFE is ready to be filled!

With flexible seating, the students use cubbies to store all of their materials.

I bought new baskets from Dollar Tree to organize my math board.

My schedule cards have sweet characters from Narnia.

As does my calendar!

I post both pledges for new students.

I love my new flexible seating spaces from Target!

These were free from our church secretary!

I still have lots of table space for students to use.

The classroom jobs are based on characters from the Narnia's series.

The rest of the supplies are kept in these buckets. I put them around the room in the student's first spot for the day.

One of our parents made these beautiful decorations for the hallway.

I put these together during the summer for families to use.

These gorgeous gifts from my administrator are a blessed present to kick off a new year!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Resource to Help You Teach Maundy Thursday

I have the perfect addition to your Holy Week! My Maundy Thursday lapbook is now available in my TPT store. After reading the story from the Bible, the students summarize the events of Maundy Thursday. They review the stories before and after Maundy Thursday. They choose their favorite Bible verses to share with their peers. The students outline four facts about the disciples and the Passover meal. This is a great take-home activity to help your families understand the events of Maundy Thursday.