Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lottery Ticket Anyone? (and a Linky Par-tay!)

Ok, seriously! I'm going out right now to get a lottery ticket! I have been lucky enough to win two, yes TWO, more awesome giveaways!

First, I won two items from Mercedes at Surfing to Success's TPT Store! {here}

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I decided on these:

Clip Chart Chevron- 4 versions           Polka Dot Frames Shades of Purple

They are so cute and I can't wait to print them and start using them! Purple is my favorite color!

I also won a $10 Amazon Gift Card from Liz at Leaping Into First Grade!

Thank you so very much to both these amazing ladies! Make sure you pop over and check out their blogs! on to a very special Linky Party. I have been waiting all summer to share classroom pictures with you all. So I'm linking up with Courtney at Swimming Into Second for her Show Off Your Space linky party!

But before I do, I'm going to get a little sentimental on you. Here goes.

Tomorrow marks my 10th first day of school. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. Even though teaching always has its ups and downs, I have loved being a teacher for the past 10 years. It seems utterly impossible that I am sitting here typing that big ol' number 10...I am crazy excited for this new year to begin! I am so glad that I have been a part of blogging this summer, because I think it has re-energized me and given me the boost I needed to feel the beginning of school excitement again. So, thanks to all my fellow bloggers! Here's to 10 fabulous years behind me, and many more to come!

Ok, sentimental part over. Let's see some classroom pics!

This is a "before" pic. Just for perspective...

Here is my door with my new "Welcome" sign! :-)
This is looking in from the doorway.

This is the corner with my new Jellyfish from Monterey Bay Aquarium! And my new magazine rack from Really Good Stuff.
Here is my writing bulletin board and student-use computer. If you look closely, you might see some lightbulbs and my mini-thesauri that I made from a premade chart.
My brand-spankin' new CAFE board! I got the headers {here}. And my collection of Skippyjon Jones books...
My whole-group meeting area...I didn't have room for this last year, so I'm very excited. Plus I love my new rug...
My new READ letters...thank you Monday Made It! (Sorry it's so dark...they look really cute, I swear!)
This is a panorama of what most of my room looks like. (Mr. Falkowski got a new, fun camera and he let me play with it! YAY!)

The only thing I'm missing now is kids! Oh, and my table numbers. They will be up in the morning. But mainly...I just need some enthusiastic 4th graders for my room to be complete!

Well, that's it! Here's to a great first day of school! Don't forget to head over to Swimming Into Second to link up and Share Your Space!


  1. Nichole! You are crazy lucky. You do need to buy a lottery ticket. Your room looks great. Have a wonderful school year!!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

    1. Thank you so much! I have never been this lucky before! LOL It all started with you!

      I hope you have a great year as well!


  2. Your rug is super cute . . . is it from Big Lots? I need a new carpet sooooooooooo bad. Loved seeing your room. Thanks for sharing.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. Thanks Kelley! It's actually from Office Depot! I love it!


  3. Your room looks wonderful. I am sure you are all enjoying it!

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Thanks so much! So far it's been a great year!



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