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Welcome to the CIRCUS: My BIG Classroom Reveal


I am SO excited to share my classroom with you! 
I LOVE how it turned out and I am so proud of it. Having my “very own” classroom was everything I thought it would be and more : )

WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS!

This is the sign outside my door. 

My classroom door. 

This is the inside of my door. I plan to decorate it for holidays. My lunch menu will go on the blue paper with the girl holding her lunch.

This is the view when you walk in the door. My writing center is on the left and my environmental print word wall is on the back of a bookshelf on the right. 

This is a closer picture of my writing center. The Daily 5 board above it is where I will display the anchor charts that correspond with Daily 5. In my writing center students will pick up materials and then find a spot around the room to work. I will have a post about my writing center soon!

This picture shows one of my very favorite things in my room: My Popcorn Word Wall!! I love how it turned out and I can't wait to begin posting words. I also love my little counting clown to the right.  On the bottom left you see my word work area and on the bottom right my listen to reading center. 

This is my word work area. Games and activities will be stored on the shelf in plastic containers. I also have a white board to the right for students to use and the pocket chart.

My listening center. 

In the back corner I have my refrigerator, teacher shelf, guided reading table and my cabinets. 

My teacher shelf. I have a bin for everyday of the week and a bin for each of my guided reading groups. 

 This is what hides behind the curtains. All of my books are organized and ready to go!


This is the back wall of my classroom. My mom sewed all of my curtains. I love the red and white striped ones on the bottom! The paper squares will be used for displaying student work. Ignore my fan on the counter : )

Here is one of my work displays up close. The picture makes it look orange, but it's really bright red. 

My pencil bins.

This is my little teacher corner. I still have a few things I want to add : )

My little circus reading tent. The ugly cart to the left has my document camera and technology things on it. I ordered a table skirt, but it hasn't come in yet! Grrr...

AND MY FAVORITE AREA! To the left is my calendar and morning meeting area. On the right is my classroom library! I LOVE IT!

Calendar/ Morning Meeting area. I am looking for a cute chair to replace the red one. Once again, ignore my fan : )

Library. I have 12 different bins for students to choose books from. I will switch the bins out during the year.

My cubby wall. On top of the shelf I have children's books with corresponding stuffed animals. Inside each cubby I have a plastic bin that will be used as a book bin during Daily 5.

My Kelso's Choices board. 

My math tubs. The shelf on the left will hold writing portfolios. 

That's my classroom! : ) 

Here are my hallway displays:
This is where I will display my student's work. 


I love these Carson Dellosa kids. 

I hope you like my classroom! I am so happy with how it all turned out : )

In celebration, I am hosting a sale on my TPT store!
 I recently uploaded my Happy Fall Literacy and Math Unit. It would be perfect to use with your kiddos this fall : )

Have a wonderful weekend!



60 comments

  1. i love it sweet BFF Sarah :) i'm so glad i got to see it in real life and i can't wait to be a mystery nurse reader!

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  2. Your room looks AMAZING!!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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    1. Thank you so much. I am so excited.

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  3. Sarah,
    Your room is lovely and you are inspirational!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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    1. Thank you so much. You are so sweet!

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  4. Your room looks PHENOMENAL! I'm in school to be a teacher and this makes my (future) teacher heart SO happy. Everything about your room is perfect! I'm about to pin lots of these classroom photos for future reference. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Pin away! : )

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  5. WOW! Your room is amazing!! Great job!!

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  6. WOW!!! Your room is incredible! I hope that my daughter gets a kindergarten teacher that is as detail-oriented as you!

    ~Julie
    TheHipTeacher

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  7. Your classroom turned out so cute!! Love everything about it and I'm sure your kids will too :)

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  8. Awesome Job! Your little kiddos will LOVE this environment! Kuddos to you on how organized and cheery it is! Have a great year!!!

    Andrea
    One Teacher's Take

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  9. Hello! Amazing! I teach in Michigan and am going into my eighth year (wow). I've taught all grades K-2! I love the little ones. Daily Five rocks! You need to do a post where you got all your supplies, etc. Online, target...????

    Since you, like me, also do guided reading, the daily five, writer's workshop, etc...I'll be following your blog.

    Thanks for posting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would be happy to share where I got anything! Mostly things came from: Targetm Mardel, Ikea, Oriental Trading Company and Lakeshore. Please let me know if you have any specific questions! : )

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    2. Hi! How did you do the hall display and the display on the cabinets where student work is hung. Is there little clothespins- how is the student work attache?

      Thx!

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    3. For the hall display I just used 12 by 12 scrapbook paper and hot glued it to the tile. Then I just printed squares with cute clip art inside to glue on a clothespin. Then I just glued it at the top and about an inch down on each square of paper. Really easy!

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    4. And I did the cabinets the same way. I just added a number to the labels so I can use them to collect studen work to be sent home.

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  10. Incredible room! You did a terrific job! I love the primary colors used with this theme! Your curtains are one of my favorite things.

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  11. It is just amazing! You have worked so hard and it is just beautiful! I really like your theme and how everything goes together! So proud of all you have done (and your mom, too)!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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    1. Haha my mom was so excited that someone mentioned her. Thank you so much!

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  12. Love, Love, Love It! Your room looks so cute and colorful! I love all of the attention to detail like the borders on the backs of book cases! Your kiddos will love walking into this room! Have a great year!

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  13. It looks so great and pulled together!!! I am really jealous of how organized and how everything just works together. Congrats!

    Lindsay
    My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

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  14. I love your room! It's so happy and cheerful -- I love how it all coordinates. Very impressive! :) All of your hard work paid off!

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  15. Oh my goodness, I honestly can't believe this is your first room. You did an AMAZING job. What a great vision you had to complete this marvelous environment! I agree with another commenter, you really must share where you purchased your items. I love the tent you have hanging on your reading wall. My kinders preform in productions and one is a Circus Show and that would be perfect for the pictures I'm required to take.

    Bravo!

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    1. The circus tent hanging up in from Oriental Trading Company. I LOVE IT! Let me know if you can't find it and I will send you a link. Please let me know if you have questions about where anything else is from : )

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  16. I do love your cheerful room. It is beautiful.

    KindergartenLove.
    Cindy

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  17. Oh wow!! Can I just tell you that I would LOVE to be a student in your classroom!! I can't even begin to tell you how amazing your room looks. Your students are very lucky to have such a dedicated teacher like you!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thank you so much. You are so sweet. I love your blog!

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  18. Sarah, your classroom is absolutely adorable. There is no detail you haven't thought covered! I love the size of your room. You must be so excited! I have a little tip for you.....this year will be a whirl-wind! Keep a journal so you don't forget to adjust where you want to and to record all the precious memories you are going to make! Good luck! I can't wait to watch your circus in action!

    Diane
    Teaching with Moxie

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    1. Thank you so much. I plan to keep a journal and MAKE myself write in it daily. Thanks for the great tip!

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  19. Sarah your classroom is adorable. I am so excited for you and your first year of teaching. I am anxiously awaiting a call on Monday from my school district to see if I will have the chance to teach MY first year. Everything you have done is exceptional you should be very proud of your work. I especially love your classroom book for parents, I'm definitely finding some inspiration for my own.
    I'm going to keep checking in with you this year.
    Melissa

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    1. I will be sending happy thoughts your way!!! : )

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  20. Wow you have so many things! Congrats on your room..it looks amazing :)

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  21. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments : ) I am so glad you like my room!

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  22. Awesome job! Found you through Texas bloggers that Moxie started! Newest follower, please come join my blog! Thanks!

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    1. I'm so excited that she started that. Thanks so much!

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  23. Adore your room! Like the colors.

    http://thatnewcrayonsmell.blogspot.com/

    This is my new blog. I'm a TX teacher too!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your room - bright and positive without being overwhelming! I'm also from Texas and hope you get a chance to stop by.


    Oh, How Pintearesting!

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    1. I will defiantly stop by. Thank you so much!

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  25. Your room is too cute!!! Tomorrow is the first day I can enter my room! I teach in Texas as well ;-)

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  26. I just love it!!!! You are going to be a fabulous teacher! Enjoy every moment. :)

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  27. Love your classroom decorations and set up! I, too, am doing a circus theme in my classroom this year and hope to post pictures to my blog next week (www.jrkindergartenteacher.blogspot.com)

    Good luck to you and yay for your first year teaching!

    Xoxo,
    Jessica from Learning with the {Little Ones}

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  28. What an adorable classroom! It looks so inviting and fun!

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  29. wow-you have really thought this through! Your students are very lucky to have you as a teacher!

    I'd love if you'd stop by my blog!
    Kelli
    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

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  30. Your classroom is amazing...your students are very lucky to have you!

    Missiontoteach.blogspot.com

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  31. An amazing classroom environment!!!

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  32. Wow! Awesome classroom. Did you make or buy the tent topper over your library center? If bought, where? If made, how? Thanks (and I hope you're still creating thoughtful and cute classrooms)!

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  33. I just came across this on Pinterest. I love, love, love it!! I want to try and do the outside of my hallway the way you did it. Where did you get the pennant? I love the different colors along with the different patterns.

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    1. Hi Deb,
      It came from the Target party section a few years ago. I have no idea if they still have it or not! I hope you can find it! I bought a few of these in different colors and created a banner that I also love! http://amzn.to/2azfZ2P

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