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!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzNouuyeXxevSGlLOXhIQW45VVk/edit?usp=sharing


ONE more secret..... Did you know that TPT is having their BACK To SCHOOL Sale on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5?  
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Mehrtens
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.

5 comments:

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!
Tammy

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!!!