Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Good afternoon everyone! I hope that this Tuesday is treating you well! As promised I have many pictures to share with you of my classroom.... So without any further adieu here it is....

I am very fortunate this year to have a large room. For the past 4 years I was teaching in a classroom no bigger than our master bedroom at home! You can only imagine how delighted I was to see this classroom's size! It was a lot of work to get it from what it was (an old vacant school for 7 years) to what it is now, yet I love what it's become! I even have a video to share the progress with you...

You may be wondering what I'm doing with all of those orb looking things all over their tables... those are their amazing ball chairs! I love how exciting they make my classroom. They not only are amazing for the kids, but they add a little something to the brightness of the room. We were fortunate enough to get almost a full class supply of them through our DonorsChoose page last year. (thanks again to all of our amazing donors! We couldn't do it without you!) If any of you are interested in checking them out they were ordered from School Specialty

Well that's it for now. Next time I'll share our wonderful centers with you!
Well I hope that you have an excellent Tuesday!

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Some back to school products that I will be using to decorate my room :)
Also available in a Kindergarten version!

It's editable!!! If I didn't add the words you need, you can do it yourself and they will match the rest!!!


I'll be using the rainbow version of this!







16 comments:

cynthilu said...

Jessica!!
Just saw your adorable blog!! You are such a wonderful teacher and a beautiful soul. These children are so lucky to have you as their role model! So happy to have found you on Twitter and look forward to seeing what you and the kidlets do next!!
XO
Cindy Cichon

Ms. H. said...

Thanks for following my TPT store. I am now your newest blog follower. Can't wait to read about your K adventures!

-tania

Live, Love, Laugh in 2nd Grade
My TPT Store

Heather's Heart said...

Jessica,

I love this post! You make me want to start a DonorsChoose project!

Your kiddos are so blessed to have you as a teacher and I am blessed by finding your blog! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

Dawn Gray said...

Can you tell me what company you used to order these ball chairs. I looked all over the internet and could not find them. Thank you!
dawngray1106@hotmail.com
I just became your newest follower.

Maggie at MKC! said...

Jessica, your room is really looking wonderful! I was wondering what "hiccups" you may have had when introducing the pebbles seating orbs? Have your students been able to calm down and really focus on seatwork (writing, small group instruction, etc.,)? Love the concept, and think it would be a phenomenal approach for extremely hyperactive students--might help them keep the body moving while working? Thank you for the invitation, and for the compliment!
Maggie (http://maggieskindercorner.blogspot.com)

Nicole said...

Thanks for emailing me Jessica!! I love your classroom - those seating balls are SO cool!! I'm just starting a donors choose project, so I'm looking forward to getting some great things eventually in my own classroom!
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

Jessica Stanford said...

Cindy I am so glad to have met you too!! You are always too sweet to us!! Dont forget to enter my giveaway :) (latest post)

Jessica Stanford said...

I'm so glad you came to visit. Don't forget to enter the giveaway (latest post)

Jessica Stanford said...

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Donorschoose is amazing! You should start one :) dont forget to enter my giveaway (latest post)

Jessica Stanford said...

Don't forget to enter the giveaway (latest post) :)

Jessica Stanford said...

Thanks for visiting!!! Actually I've had very very few problems with the ball chairs. The students love them so much they don't want to lose the opportunity to use them! We have a few simple rules like as long as you are working, not bothering your neighbors, and not damaging the ball in anyway you are good to go :)

Don't forget to checkout the giveaway (latest post)

Jessica Stanford said...

Thanks for visiting!! Donorschoose will make such a difference in your classroom! If you need any help just let me know :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! (latest post)

Angela said...

Just another note to say how cool those chairs are! I'm super intrigued. I am bummed that they cost so much--it's reasonable of course for something you can use year after year, but wow--to outfit the whole room would cost so much!

Thanks for stopping by today and shooting me an email!

Angela

Primarily Primary

Miss Trayers said...

I also love those chairs! I might have to see if I can find a couple for my small group table. Thank you for sharing the idea!

NotJustChild'sPlay

Rie said...

I am so jealous !!!! I love those ball chairs! I am going to write a donors choose for those right away. Thanks for the great idea.

Hip, Hop Hurray! Tales of the Reading Rascals

Mrs. Parker said...

Thanks for joining in the fun today. I have never seen ball chairs like these. They looks space saving. I love all the natural lighting.