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June 2, 2013

Room Decor and EOY!

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! Well, I have finally made it to my final week of school this year. Please say a little prayer for me this week. It is going to be super hard to say goodbye to my sweet loves that I have had for three years, pack up my classroom, and leave PES! I have spent an amazing six years working with an amazing faculty and staff. Why is moving on so hard?!? 

Okay...before I get myself in the Sunday Blues {for different reasons than usual}, I will move on! :) 

Since I created my Instagram account, where I post tons of pictures of my room, I have received quite a few emails about my room decor. First of all...thank you to those of you that have inquired about my decor and left such sweet comments. I *may* go a little overboard every year, but I just can't help it. I LOVE to decorate. So, I made a few promises that I would put together a little kit {if you will} of some of my favorite things that I use to decorate in my room. It should be ready to go for all of you early birds this weekend. I can't even think decor until I get my current room packed and ready to go! Here is a little preview....





I will also be happy to change the basic set to different patterns/colors, so let me know if you have any suggestions. :) 

And now back to this year! Last week, we were able to complete several more writings from my End-of-Year Writing Bundle to display in our room for parent pancake breakfast on Tuesday. 

3rd Grade Rocks: Reflecting on another great year! 




We finished up our paper bag memory books {complete with a little photo booth action!} I love all of the precious memories that we were able to capture and keep with these little books! Here are a few of the completed pages...






We also worked on our portfolios. We need them to be completely ready for parents on Tuesday. This year I went with pizza boxes. We collaged and mod podged some black and white photos from this year. I am seriously loving them! Our best portfolios yet! I will post more about these when we finish them up this week. 



As if that didn't keep us busy enough, we also wrapped up social studies by planning a trip around our great state. This year, the kiddos studied our state's history. They used their knowledge and some travel guides online and planned a complete trip {making sure to visit each of our 6 regions}. We also have to finish these up this week...it will be a busy one! ;) 




So now I am off to get things ready. This week I ONLY have a step show, pancake breakfast, awards day, celebration on Friday for our move {insert sob}, staff picnics....oh yes...and I have to pack my room. Did I mention that we are also traveling to Atlanta to go to the Ron Clark Academy Musical?!? Hopefully I will be so busy that I won't have time to be sad! 

Hope all of my friends on summer vacay are already enjoying their break. To those of us with a little longer to go...hold on...we know it's always the wildest of rides! 

XOXO

16 comments:

  1. Your weeks sounds perfect! Meeting Ron Clark and having your husband for him must be a dream come true. With luck with the packing and the moving!
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. I can't wait to get this pack!!! So cute

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    1. I'd like to see the same set but with owls included!

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  3. Where is the room decor link?? I didn't see it on here and would love it. Also the memory book...can it be changed when we purchase to our specific grade?? Thanks for all of your cute stuff!

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  4. I loove your classroom...I wish I was staying the classroom next year to use all your stuff. I don't think they will approve of it at the board office! ;)
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  5. Hope you are so talented! I love your classroom set and was wondering if you have plans for a cheveron set in those beautiful bright colors! I am also so excited to be using your super adorable end of the year memory books with my babies this week!!

    Curls and a Smile

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  6. I love your activities with your students, especially the state brochures! Good luck on your last week of class!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  7. I too am leaving my school that I have been at for 3 years. I am very sad, but this is a new beginning for my husband and I. I know I am going to shed some tears this week...ugh! Moving is for sure hard! I only have 3 more boxes and a shelf. Taking little by little has helped! Hope everything goes well for you!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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  8. I love your classroom décor! I am planning on going with black and bright colors also! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. No wonder you got so many compliments on your decor. It is just too cute! And I love the memory books.
    Stacy
    Leading and Reading

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  10. Beautiful decor :) Enjoy your week....as hectic as it might be!
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  11. Love, those paper bag book AND the pizza box portfolio are the cutest things I have seen. I very much want to figure out how to do them with my kids.

    Were the pizza boxes used, or did you have a pizza place donate some?
    Msk1ell(at)gmail(dot)com
    Mels

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  12. I LOVE your SC project! I teach SC too and am always looking for great ideas! Would you consider sending me the templates and any info on how you introduced the project?

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  13. Oh geez! Can't WAIT to see your decor set!!!! LOVE your work!
    Growing Firsties

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  14. I love your work! I am a brand new teacher, so I will definitely be purchasing this for next school year. Do you think you could do a SUPERHERO theme?

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  15. Very cool ideas. I like all of them. I think I am going to do some of these with my kids for there rooms. We recently got our kids new rugs from an online rugs UK website. It really makes their rooms pop. Thanks for posting, im gonna keep this post in mind when redecorating.

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