Monday, May 28, 2012

Classroom Tours


Last year on Blog Hoppin' We did a fun linky party where we invited everyone to show off their classrooms.  If you are looking for inspiration for next year you might want to check out the post.  You can check it out here.








33 comments:

  1. wow!I hadn't seen that linky. I'm going to spend hours checking every classroom. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your classroom and the link to that post! I am currently reading Debbie Diller's Spaces and Places and have lots of plans to rearrange my classroom next year. Looking at othet teachers' classrooms is always the best inspiration. I love your loft and and the reading chairs!

    Delighted in Second

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  3. I don't think I saw that linky either!! Thanks for sharing it! I'm headed over there now! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  4. I LOVE to see other teacher's classrooms! Thank you for this. Your room looks great!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I imagine a blog post like this in my near future...
    I LOVE to look at classrooms.
    Vanessa
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing! I love all of the black furniture in your room. Who makes the shelves for you? Where are all of your desks/tables for students? How big is your room? Most of the classrooms I have seen are so small that a layout as creative and fun as yours wouldn't fit. I love it and am so hoping for a HUGE classroom!

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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    1. Misty,
      My classroom is TINY! I have 3 round tables for the students to sit at and my Guided Reading table doubles as student seating when I'm not using it. :) I paid one of my coworkers husbands to make the shelves for me. I'm moving into an even smaller room this summer (changing schools) and I will post pictures once I'm done.

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  7. That is such a neat post! I love looking at all of the pictures, and I especially appreciate the step by step instructions and photos on how to make that super cute palm tree. Love the polka dots, by the way!
    Have you thought about taking a Panorama 360 shot and posting a link to that? It's a 99 cent app for the iPhone or iPod, and you can stand in the middle of your room and turn around while taking a photo. Then it gets posted to a website, and you can post a link. It's pretty neat!
    Heidi Butkus
    http://heidisongs.blogspot.com

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  8. Amazing!!! I am hoping to go from 1st to K and this post was inspiring and made me hopeful I move will happen! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Amy Burton

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  9. Love your room!


    Check out my new blog- I am giving away a $25 gc to Target to celebrate!
    http://everynewbeginningblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/25-target-gift-card-giveaway.html

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  10. Can you come to my classroom?! Haha! It looks great, Deanna!
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Please come & visit!

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  11. Your classroom is beautiful! I can tell you love what you do.

    :) Sue
    theverybusykindergarten

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  12. My room is seriously TINY its an old, old, old building my school just bought, I've never seen a room so small, plus I have 25 kiddies, it was a challenge this year! I'm in vegas and can't wait to see you at I TEACH K :}

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  13. Hi Deanna! I love your blog and I'm your newest follower! I have chosen your blog to receive the One Lovely Blog award. I'm sure you have already received this and many other awards, but I would be honored if you would visit my blog to check out the details! Thanks!

    Penny
    www.teachthemath.com

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  14. Oh my word!!! I love your classroom!
    I think I am changing rooms this summer,and this helps me tremendously!!
    Thank you for letting us see your adorable classroom!

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  15. Magnetic paint? So simple yet so genius. Love how very cheery your room is! Why can't HGTV do a teacher classroom special or like an MTV cribs but instead a teacher classroom tour??? That would be so cool!!!

    Sheila
    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  16. I LOVE your room, especially the loft!!!! I have *always* wanted a loft (like since I was in fourth grade and knew when I was a teacher, I just had to have a loft!), but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it. I don't suppose you have plans, or could tell me where I could find plans? I wish I could play in your linky, but I had to "take my room down" for the summer (i.e., pack up *everything* and take everything off of the walls). It's not as cute as yours, anyway, but I try to add warmth to it, since I work in the inner-city, and it's an old middle school building without any windows (or storage space for that matter). :) Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  17. I am an avid follower of your blog! Your classroom set up is absolutely fabulous! I can tell there are a few ideas I want to use for next year!

    I am coming to "I Teach K!" this summer and have signed up for your sessions! Cannot wait to see your fabulous creations in person!

    Maureen
    http://kdg-frogs.blogspot.com

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  18. I love your room and organization...I wish my classroom was as big as yours!
    Lovely Nina


    Lovely Little Learners

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  19. Totally inspired... I'm just finishing my 2nd year teaching, and FINALLY feel settled enough to really get into my classroom organization :)

    Love the shelves and bins!

    Amanda

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  20. You have a great classroom. It is very inviting!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  21. Deanna-
    Where are the kids adirondack chairs/table from???

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    1. Melinda, I bought it at Kroger. Yes, the grocery store!
      Crazy, huh?

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  22. I love getting ideas from other classrooms! One of the classrooms had a set of sound poster/cards...that you had made but I can not find them on teacherspayteachers. I really love them, can you tell me how to find them. I will pay!!!

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  23. Magnetic paint? Oh, what fun is that! Your room is inviting and I would love to sit back and watch the kids in action!

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  24. So...here is my room from last year. This year, I am switching from a general "fish" themed room (as far as decor goes) to an owl theme. I have already made tons of things to use in my room, and I am addicted to making tissue poms! Can't wait to get in and decorate, but will have to wait until our custodial staff have things cleaned and ready. In the mean time, I'm laminating, cutting, scrapbooking, and using that Cricut Expression! Love that thing :)
    (pics from my room last year)
    http://maggieskindercorner.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-love-it-when-things-begin-to-come.html
    Thanks Deanna! This is a great idea for inspiration!

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  25. Love your palm tree! We have one in our classroom and we love it. We spend a lot of time under our tree because it is located in our classroom library. We read under our tree, we do read alouds under our tree, we spend time chilling out under our tree, we read to our reading dog, Bear, under the tree and we even do television interviews under tree!

    I am your newest follower! I hope you'll check out my new blog!
    Greg
    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

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  26. Love, love, love your room!! It looks like so much fun! Looking at others' classrooms is inspiring. How long ago did you get the table/chairs at Kroger? My daughter just got a job there; I'll have her be on the lookout. Good luck with your move; I've been there, done that. Moved rooms every year for the past 6 years and moved schools (jobs) 3 times!

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  27. Hello! A while back, you had a picture of your phonics posters that you have on your back cabinet. Is there still a link to purchase those? I have been looking for it and have not been able to find it. If there is still a link for them, could you email it to me at leahwagler@hotmail.com?

    Thanks so much! You have such great resources!

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  28. Deanna, I have loved seeing your room since I found your website (way before your blog)! I have been a follower for many years. Thanks for inspiring!

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  29. Love your ideas! Do you have the Literacy Stations Management board detailed in any of your units? WOuld love to improve my management skills for workstations!
    Angela

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  30. WOAW!!!!! YOUR IDEAS ARE AWESOME!!! I'M A TEACHER THAT COMES FROM SPAIN AND I'M LOOKING FOR IDEAS OF HOW TO ORGANISE MY CLASS!!! I'M FOLLOWING YOU FROM NOW ON!!! CONGRATS!!!

    ALICIA

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  31. What an awesome classroom! So colorful and motivating for the kids! I can see you make them realize how fun school can be!

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