Second Grade Nest: Classroom Inspiration

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Classroom Inspiration

I am moving schools this year closer to home.
I'm staying in first grade, but moving districts. I can't get into my classroom for another couple of days. That is perfectly okay! More time to spend on Pinterest. 

Pinterest-Inspired Plans...
These next few pictures are from Pinterest of other people's classrooms. I have identified the picture source! Check out their classrooms, too! 

Pinterest source: Mrs. A on TPT ($30 hard good)

Pinterest Source: KinderCraze
If you haven't seen Maria's classroom, go to her blog right now! 
I would pay her millions to come decorate mine! 

Pinterest Source: School Girl Style
Amazing way to use puffs and bunting in the classroom!! 

Pinterest source: Schoolgirl Style
If we can hang things from the ceiling in my new school, I will be all over this! 

Pinterest source: KinderCraze (again!) 
This is a special way to really make focus on our rules.
And I love the chalkboard look! 

NO SOURCE on Pinterest. If you know whose this is, let me know and I'll give them credit!! 
I definitely need an exit slip bulletin board.
Options: Students can either use dry erase marker to write their 'takeaway' or they can stick their Post-It note in there for their 'takeaway'.

Pinterest source: All Students Can Shine blog
This is AMAZING! I can't wait to plug in my iPad and let them know what their voice levels are! 

Pinterest source: Live Laugh & Learn blog
Absolutely gorgeous! I did something like this a few years ago and it did NOT look quite as beautiful. 

Last  Year's Room....
Here are a few pictures from my last few classrooms and what I plan to definitely do again! 
I want to do the tree again! 

This was my teacher area. Chevron fabric and tissue paper puffs around the edge. 

I created all my bulletin boards with fabric and tissue paper.
I was inspired by my Primary Chalkboard collab blog buddy Valerie from All Students Can Shine

Here is an example of one of my bulletin boards. 

I will be using my chalkboard, owl, and chevron pack again! 
Can't wait to get it all hung back up! 

These were my behavior chart and rules from last year. Now that I have found the amazing KinderCraze inspiration, I will be turning my rules and clip chart into a much more beautiful display! 

These may help....
Here are a few classroom decor packs that you may be able to use to start decorating your room! 




  1. Thanks for the shout out! I was so excited to see my "wow wall" in your inspiration. I loved it this year, both for how it looked in the room and for the ease of changing out student work. Good luck with your new job! Can't wait to see how your room turns out.

  2. I tried the beautiful scrapbook paper wall but our humidity must be bad because only one clothes pin made all the papers curl up and two looked cluttered. :-/ it's so pretty. Good luck with the new job!!

  3. Thanks for the shout out girlie! Love all the ideas you shared :)