We'll start with my back to school bulletin board. Pinterest inspired of course, but I added my own touches to it. Like the coconuts with the kids names on them. I spent hours going through a HUGE bag of letters to find all the little pieces to their names. I could have done something much easier, but I'm crazy like that.
This is a picture of what I had on the student's desks for meet your teacher. Notice how I do not hand write the names on their name tags. My handwriting is decent...I just don't like it, and when I do write it I critique it all.year.long! I also include their number on their name tags. It makes life easier for me and them.
I also added some trees that my sweet friend Holly gave me. One girl's trash, another girl's treasure!
Once again, I have no theme in my classroom other than bright and beautiful. The more color the better! It makes life so happy.
So there it is, ready for a new group of sweet little first graders to learn and grow.