Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GIVEAWAY Winner and Classroom Tour!

We did it!  We officially hit 25 followers!  Now I know all you other cool bloggers out there use number random generators, but I went with a tool that can be used in the classroom too!  (Mostly because it has a great cheering noise in the background, which really got me PUMPED UP to announce the winner!) SO..our winner is....
AMY!! Send me a quick email Amy to claim your winnings!! :)
Teaching Blog Addict is holding a Classroom Photos Linky Party! Click to visit!
It's getting close to crunch time and we start back in 7 (very short) days!  On the bright side, I think my classroom is FINALLY done, so now I can focus on the more important project of planning lessons and learning the new curriculum! 
As you enter our classroom (and turn slightly to the left) you'll see this!
 And if you turn slightly to the right instead...
 Here's our Behavior Clip Chart that I use for behavior management!
 This is what I basically see all day!  (Minus my kiddos' bright, smiling faces, of course!)
Here's the view of the front our classroom!
 In the back, by the cubbies, there's this area!  D.O.T. Binders get handed in on Friday in the crate on the left, Writers' notebooks get kept in the crate on the right, and the student mailboxes are down below.  This is where I store their graded work and papers to place in their Friday Folders.
 The side wall---a little different from the preview you saw a week or so ago!
 Here are the students' cubbies and our small group table.
A view of lots of stuff: The Homework Hangout, our Great Work Wall, our library, Specials schedule, Reminders board, and student work area!

For more detailed photos and descriptions, check out Caffeinated Conclusions on Facebook

Now because you were all such GOOD sports during the giveaway, I figured everyone could use a little somethin' somethin'. Here's a sign that I put in my classroom that I just love and many have requested!

Download and do with it what you wish! :) Thanks for stopping in!


  1. You could win an award for the cutest classroom in the world! Happy Blogging!

    Teaching Blog Addict
    ♥Teaching with TLC

  2. Tamara, thank you so much! That means SO much coming from you! You just made my entire week!! I think YOU'RE there!

  3. I LOVE your room!!!! Have a great year! :)


  4. I'm your newest follower :)
    I am sooo loving polka dots this year!
    Dual Kinder Teacher

  5. Shannon--thank you so much! :) I love stalking..err..looking at other teacher's classrooms!

    DualKinderTeacher--Welcome! If you love polka dots, you'll probably like looking at my stuff. I ADORE polka dots. (I probably didn't need to tell you this...:D)

  6. Hi Janis! I am Amy (perhaps not "the" Amy, but maybe). I have been trying to e-mail you, but it is returned each time.
    I just want to say thank you for being so generous with your creations and ideas. You have inspired me and my classroom and students are loving the ideas I have implemented!
    Thank you!!!!

  7. Hi Amy! I sent you a message too--I'm assuming you didn't get it! Send me a quick email at and we'll chat about your winnings! :)

  8. Amazing room! I wish mine was half as large.

  9. I'm so happy I found your blog! Thanks for the great ideas! Your room looks awesome!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  10. Love the classroom layout! Where did you get your blog header? It's very cute!

  11. i just found your blog! I need some great 3rd grade sites to follow! Feel free to stop by mine!


  12. Your room looks great, and very big! I was wondering about the behavior chart. Did you make it from fabric? How is that system working for you? I've been thinking about using it in my 3rd grade class, but I'm afraid the kids will manipulate the system. by being on yellow or orange most of the day, then doing things to clip up at the end of the day so they can earn a reward or good report home. What has your experience been with it? I currently am using the green, yellow, orange and red cards and once they flip to yellow they either stay on yellow or go on to orange and red. They never have a chance to redeem themselves. If you have time please let me know.

  13. Cutest classroom I've ever seen. Well done! I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing.

  14. That's a lot of space. Thanks for sharing. I have some ideas on what I can do with my "less than a lot" room.

  15. Could you tell me what your jobs are in your classroom. This will be my first year teaching and I was chosen to be a third grade teacher.