Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Have CDO

We had parent teacher conferences this week, and in some down time I snapped a few pics of our room. I have a serious addiction to organizing, color coding, glitter, stars, and all things that can kill germs. I apologize if this is sensory overload!!

Our space!

Can you tell I LOVE Pete the Cat??!


SMARTboard/front area with my boy Pete.

Front carpet space

Spivey sentence construction tree and some comprehension anchor charts! All my fun storage book bins I'm collecting too!

Guided reading space

Math manipulatives, and our one sad window that doesn't even open.

Writing wall and listening center

Math wall and listening centers

Our jobs and behavior management system

ELD Grammar wall! I am a grammar nerd.

ELD concept charts and book boxes.

Front board and daily schedule/ objectives.

My desk! Always some form of caffeine available. I made a sparkly purple "calm jar" from Pinterest, and I subconsciously shake it all day long. Those are also my Pinterest inspired star and glitter clipboards.

More desk, with my dinosaur of a computer.


I have a hand sanitizer addiction. Here is part of the collection on my desk. Germs! Blech!

If you have any questions, please let me know. It would take me all day to credit the TPT things in my room, so if you would like to know where something originated from, just ask and I can post it!



  1. Thank you for posting pictures of your room! It looks amaze! I am your first follower and I am so excited that you joined the awesome world of teacher bloggers!

    I would love it if you stopped by my blog (I share it with my bestie who also teaches 1st grade).

    Have a great 3-day weekend!

    ~ Katie
    First Grade ABCs

  2. Thank you SO much for being the first to follow my blog! On my way to check yours out now!


  3. Your room looks great! I am jealous, it looks so big.

  4. I love your classroom pictures!!! :) Everything looks so pretty and organized!!
    Yay to blogging!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  5. WOW! Your room is amazing! Can you come do my room...and make it bigger too??!!!???

    I am your newest follower and I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance! I have TONS of *freebies*!

    Heather's Heart

  6. I'm your newest follower :)

    Your room looks fantastic!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  7. Hi Melanie,
    Cute room and blog. Glad I found you. I'm your newest follower. Come visit me sometime too, I teach first. :o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  8. Oh my goodness - your room is so organized. Do you like your desks grouped like that? I've thought about doing that to mine {currently they are in groups of 6}...

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. That's so funny! I just spent my evening rearranging all my desks! These 2 long rows were great for saving space. I loved all the extra room it created. My kids had shoulder partners and across the desk partners, as well as being in a group. There are 13 desks in each section: 6 kids in one group, 6 in the other with an extra desk at the end. This arrangement has its advantages, but I really needed to change the energy. I switched to 5 groups of 5! Getting back to a table captain, and all that Kagan cooperative learning grouping.

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