Oh me, oh my! It is back to school time! For the first time in about 5 years, I redid my classroom theme. I decided on a Shiplap Shabby Chic design. Credit must go to Mrs. Joanna Gaines since me and the fiancé spent countless hours watching the show this Summer. Below, you will see the finished product. I have placed almost all of the items in my TPT store, so if you see something you like, there is a link for you to purchase! There are also some freebies included here, too. 😉
My Classroom Runs on Smiles and Coffee…. Cans…
Yes..coffee cans. One of the first things I made was the little bins to store supplies in there on my shelf behind my desk. I took some good old fashioned Folger’s cans, spray painted them, and made some really cute, shiplap shabby chic labels to add to them. Viola! Matching storage containers for anything from clothes pins to cap erasers.
On my desk, you will see my teacher binder. This bad boy is a lifesaver that stays with me at school and travels home with me as well. It has all my important papers, forms, etc.. I love it!! You can love the labels I used in the photo, the teacher binder (which is fab) and the welcome banner because they are all included in my shiplap bundle! You can find that here.
If you look closely, you can see my “HOME SWEET CLASSROOM” picture in the frame. It is sitting on the shelf behind my desk. I have gotten so many compliments on this picture. To download you FREE copy, click here.
There is so much I can talk about this picture. My favorite has to be the focus wall. The students love knowing what we will be focusing on for the day, and this is a great way to anchor their learning. Under my focus wall is where I keep my classroom tickets. As students volunteer answers, help others, or do something impressive, I hand out these little gems. Before lunch, I will have a drawing. The ticket winner will receive anything from a chance to win a new book to a dojo point. They love it, and it definitely encourages them to participate! Also in this photo you will see my banner letters, and my table signs. These are also include in the shiplap shabby chic download!
Happy Birthday To You!
One of my favorite things in my classroom is my birthday display. I remember being a kid and seeing my birthday on the birthday chart. I wanted to tie in something cute with my shiplap shabby chic theme, so I came up with an idea to use mason jars and fireflies! Each month has its own mason jar, and each student has their own firefly. This is included in my classroom decor bundle as well!
Pictured to the left, you will see the mason jars in white. They are also available in a blueish color. Yes, the banner comes with it too! I would love to see this on a bulletin board. It would love great with a shiplap bulletin paper behind it! I just ran out of bulletin space, so I had to put it on my wall. I still love it, though!
The Power of Yet!
We love learning about having a growth mindset. We used Class Dojo quite a bit last year, and it really helped spark conversation and thought about how to think to best benefit our lives, moods and learning. I created these growth mindset posters to match my theme this year, and they have been a big hit in my teacher store!! These, too, are included in the bundle!
There are so many other components to the “SHIPLAP SHABBY CHIC” theme that I want to show you, but instead of writing you a book, I will just include some photos instead! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below! Don’t forget to grab the “HOME SWEET CLASSROOM” freebie!