Welcome to my Completely Unfinished Classroom!

Yesterday was the first day I spent in my classroom.  My lovely friend Kendra was sweet enough to come along and help.  Thank God for her, because she is "The Organization Fairy" and helps me organize things in ways I would never be able to do myself.  Here is a tour of my very sad, yet to be touched classroom:
Sorry for the crazy, shaky, Blair Witch style camera effects!  Also I was giggling like crazy because of how crazy the room looks right now.  I can't wait for you to see the final product!

Today I decided to go to Ikea for a few things I desperately needed.  Unfortunately they had sold out of the bookshelf I really wanted, but at least I was able to get a bunch of cool accessories.

 These little planters were only 79¢!  I am going to use them in our writing center for pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc. 
 This adorable rug was $7.99.  I just know the kids will love driving cars and trucks around on it.  I love the splash of color it will add to the room.
I saw this idea when I toured a fantastic classroom last year.  They are plant stands, but the teacher used them as chairs in her art area.  They will fit perfectly at my science table, which is a little cramped right now.  Replacing the chairs with stools that tuck underneath the table will really help the flow of that area.
This plastic bag dispenser will stick right onto the side of one of my cabinets.  We always seem to need tons of bags, whether someone has had an accident, wet shoes from a particularly tempting puddle on the playground or whatever other mischief they tend to get into.  This dispenser makes it super easy to grab a bag, and to monitor how many bags we have on hand.  At only $1.99 you can't beat it!

I also got these curtains on clearance (two curtains for $9.99).  I am so happy because I have been looking for curtains all summer, but they were way too expensive since I have five windows.  These ones are cute and affordable.  Of course I bought a few more things too.  Apparently I can't resist cute things at extremely reasonable prices, or $1 cinnamon buns!


Mrs. Lochel said...

Great finds!! Love the rug :)

Kendra said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! It's going to be great!