New School... New Room.... New Everything! {Plus some Freebies}

Monday, July 6, 2015
Its been a long time since I posted, but so much has happened in the last few weeks! I attended professional development at my new school in June and it was absolutely amazing to say the least. I met so many people who I will now be working with and even got a chance to get into my new room and take some 'before' pictures. Not to mention that I am getting married in less than two weeks.... There is just a lot happening right now but on to the photos!

Currently the room looks like this....

My new fourth grade classroom was used last year by the foreign language department, which explains the current decor. I love the big windows and the built in storage! The desks will be switched out for larger desks for my kiddos and wait until you see what I have planed for those... stay tuned. 

My first project was organizing my curriculum. I was lucky enough to be given the previous fourth grade teachers' curriculum and binders and she was very organized and kept everything. There was however, an abundance of materials from units that were no longer being taught that I had to go through because we all know teachers keep everything just in case. 

Once I found what I needed, I purchased a pack of 12 one inch binders from Staples. Right now they're on sale and I picked them up here. I color code everything so my binders obviously are also color coded. 

Blue is Writing 

Orange is Social Studies

Green is Reading

Purple is Spelling

And of course I created match spines to color code my binders while they are stored away for quick and easy access.... Why do binders make me so happy I should really get that checked out. 

To download the binder covers and spines that I used, if case you have similar needs, I have that file for FREE available here. You can print and use, I prefer to print on card stock especially the spines. I know I have very unique units in the fourth grade so I created fully editable covers and spines and those can be downloaded here. 
I made the spines available in .5 inch, 1 inch, 1.5 inch, and 2 inch to fit {almost} any binder you have. 

Freebie: Download the binder covers and spines I used in my classroom here.


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