Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Little Secret About my Classroom Reveal.... A Welcome banner FREEBIE

Hey Dear Friends!
Since it's just you and me reading this post.... I have a BIG Secret to tell you.
*** I didn't redo or change my classroom this year.***
I JUST couldn't do it.  
1.  It gets too EXPENSIVE to change everything.
2.  Too time consuming. ( Seriously.... why didn't I listen to my family and friends who said that when your kids get older you actually have LESS free time than when they were younger.  It's TRUE, I tell you!   I'm in the middle of finding that out now.  I have 2 teenagers, a 9 year old, and a 4 year old.  Our Nissan Armada is now officially a taxi to sporting events, piano lessons, gymnastics, and so much more. ) Life is hectic and I don't have a lot of time to redo it all. 

 I FINALLY said it.  I feel better.

I did move to a new classroom this year, so my bulletin boards and etc may be in different places.  I even purged so much stuff at the end of the year.  ( Like those all those bulletin board pieces from 15 years ago!)  My filing cabinet no longer holds files.... I purged all of my paper files too.   I went digital!  My filing cabinets are the new home to games and activities that I use in stations.

Just for memory's sake you can check out last year's Classroom Reveal HERE.

I'll leave you with a few pics I took of my completed classroom for this year and a  Welcome banner FREEBIE I created with graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating.

Of course, with all the photos I took of my classroom, I forgot to take a picture of the Welcome Banner I created for the outside of my classroom.  You can grab this Welcome Banner Freebie HERE or by clicking on the photo collage below.  Enjoy!!

ONE more secret..... Did you know that TPT is having their BACK To SCHOOL Sale on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5?
Everything in my store is 20% off.  If you use the TPT promo code BTS14, you get a total of 28% of everything you purchase.  Now is the time to stock up!   Just click HERE or on the photo above to check out the products in my store.


First Grade at Storybook Cafe said...

I am with you! Not much changing this year. I was just thinking I needed to post something about feeling like a failure compared to all the other bloggers and classrooms. But decided not a failure a mom of a college kid with a limited budget!! LOL I love your welcome banner and your room looks great!
Happy school year!

First Grade at Storybook Cafe

Suzy Q said...

Amen, Krista! I am so not into "themes" due to the money and the fact that I would get tired of it too quickly! I went with a color combo that I still love and just change a couple of things around and voila! Done decorating!!

Sharon said...

I haven't changed my room in several years so this is the year. Not too many big changes due to the cost. Your room is so cute!

Rissa Hanneken said...

I re-decorated this summer and wow was it a lot of work! Your room looks wonderful - no need to change.

Krista Mehrtens said...

Thanks so much Ladies! Good luck with your upcoming school year!!!