Welcome To My Class

So today is the big day for 21 new students! I am very excited about the new year, not only because of all the great ideas I want to implement, but I know so many of the students who will be in my class. Many of them since they were babies!!  I worked last week to get everything together, but of course there is always more to do.

Welcome to my class:)

I love how the surfboards came out

All the kids take off their shoes before they come in


 I hope this set up works for me, I like all of the space



Check in chart


Drill bag (fire, earthquake, tsunami, lock-down, shelter in place)
Bucket Fillers and Clip Chart

Star of The Week Board

Homework Folder, Cubbies, Lunches

My new fun desk

Found these cute tumblers at Target and hot glued them onto a
piece of wood so they wouldn't fall over

No apple on my desk this year, just a pineapple:)

Coconut candle that a student gave me

My new rug!!

Schedule cards-Do you recognize them from

Love this poster:))


These have been on my clock forever, I never change it

Writing Center

Supplies

Library

Book Bags


Computers

I am pretty happy with the set up. I hope we have plenty of room with all my new kiddos,
backpacks and supplies.

If you are starting back today you are probably not reading this, lol!  But for those of you still on vacation enjoy your time:)
Let's see if I still have a voice left at the end of the day:))


68 comments

  1. Hey Corinna! Hope you have a great 1st day with your kiddos! Your room looks awesome! I like your teacher desk... I might have to get a grass skirt for mine too!

    ❀Bethany❀
    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

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    1. You inspired me with your cute little stools!!

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  2. Love your room! Great Job! :)

    http://colormekinder.blogspot.com/2012/07/first-day-jitters-blog-hop.html

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  3. I love it!! Your room looks great! Your students should love it. Hawaii was on my wish list when I was in the military. Needless to say I never made it there because I probably would not have wanted to leave! Have wonderful first day and school year.
    Crystal
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

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  4. Welcome back to school! Your classroom looks like so much fun! So bright and cheery!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  5. I want to be a kid in your room :) I love it!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  6. Everything looks so fresh and inviting, LOVE how your room looks. Makes me ALMOST want to do some school work.....but my deck with a mug of tea sounds better :). I hope you have a great first day, can't wait to hear all about it ! (love the tumblers glued down, super idea I may have to steal !)

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  7. I absolutely LOOOOOVE your classroom, Corinna! Definitely jealous of all your kiddos - they're gonna have a fantastic year with an amazing teacher!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    I'm having a 2-0-0 follower giveaway - come on by!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I loved seeing your classroom--I've been looking forward to this for awhile!!! I really love those tumblers from Target, what a cool idea for them and they are such a nice color and texture! I'm pinning your writing center in about two seconds--I love how you set it up with the buckets, so nice Corinna! Thanks for the shout out and I am over the moon to see the signs in your room :) :) :) How adorable, all those flip flops waiting on the mat!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Kristen, that means so much coming from you. I just think all of your items are so fabulous, so fun and bright!

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  9. Good luck today!! I cannot wait for the update on how it went for ya. And, I must say that your room is so inviting . . . what a great job you have done!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  10. Okay, I would love to be in your class! The Hawaiian theme is so great! Thank you for inspiring me! I need to store my clipboards and rulers like that. They take up so much space if not stored well. AND I love the pineapple! CLEVER!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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    1. Mahalo Sarah:) Just recycle a few things and put on a cute label and it will brighten up any room!

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  11. Your room looks fabulous! I hope you have a great FIRST day of school! So in Hawaii, do all the kids wear flip flops (you call them slippers right?) and take them off at the door? That will definitely take some getting used to for me! What about you? Do you take your shoes off, too?

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

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    1. Lol, sometimes I do:) When I first started working here, lots of kids came without ANY shoes on. You need to just make sure you always have a nice pedicure;)

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    2. Well, any reason to get a pedicure is a good reason for me!

      Angelia

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  12. Hi Corrina,
    Your classroom looks great! I love the pineapple on your desk and the tablecloth on your guided reading table. Hope you enjoyed your first day with your new students.
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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    1. Mahalo Kimberly, we did have lots of fun:)

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  13. Wow, Corrina! Your classroom looks fabulous! I love that poster. Is it for sale in your store? Thanks for inspiring me. I'm headed to my class to start unpacking and it's great to see such a wonderful finished classroom to remind me there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Mercedes

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    1. Thanks so much Mercedes:)) I had fun bringing new things in and creating that poster. I do have it in my store, but I had it turned into a poster through Vista print:) Good luck in setting up, I know it takes time!

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  14. Your room looks GREAT! Can I be in your class???

    Sam
    Mrs. Kelly's Klass

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  15. Your room looks wonderful. Have a great first day

    Terri
    thefirstgradeprincess.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks fresh, warm, and inviting! I know your kids are excited!! Why do they take off their shoes???????? Thanks.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Susan, it is a Japanese custom to take your shoes off at the door. Anyone who comes to visit will automatically take off their shoes before they enter a home. If you don't you know they are not from Hawaii!

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  17. Best wishes for a splendid school year! I enjoyed my virtual visit to your classroom. :) Thanks for sharing it. The closest we get to taking off our shoes is when we trade boots for shoes in the winter!

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  18. Your room looks so welcoming! I hope you had a fun first day:)

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  19. So you know when my hubby and I move to Hawaii I am going to expect a good word to your principal for me;) I LOVE your room! Happy 1st day!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
    I’m having a giveaway! Come on over!!!

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    1. No problem Tonya, we may have some teacher's retiring soon;)

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  20. Today is your first day? But its still July! that's just wrong!
    However, your room look absolutely adorable! Love all the bright colors. I especially love your bucket fillers...sooo cute!

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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    1. I know, I think starting in July is a bummer:( It was really hot and muggy, but we had a great day:)

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  21. Happy first day of school!!!! Your kids are so lucky to have you!!! Your room looks amazing!!!! :-)

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  22. Love your room!! So welcoming and inviting! Have a wonderful year!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  23. What a great big room you have! I love it. Your bulletin boards are very cute. As I was looking at them, I came across your "Star of the Week" and I got to thinking that you should have it say "Surfer of the Week". :) I hope you had a wonderful day with your students today. My students first day is August 15. It is coming soon.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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    1. What a great idea!! I may have to change that once I get my new bulleting board letters!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation, it goes so fast:)

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    2. I used to have mine say "Star Surfer." LOVE!

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  24. It looks fabulous Corinna! So bright and cheerful and so you!
    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  25. I absolutely love your classroom. If I were your student, I'd want to stay there all day long! So bright and cheery!
    Good Job!
    Andi

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  26. Great pics! Your room looks wonderful!!
    I love that you make the kids take their flip flops off ~ I wish we could do that ~ but seeing as how it's either cool or chilly or cold most of the year, they have to have shoes on just in case we need to exit the school quickly.
    I like how you set up your desks, too. I've done it that way before, and you're right, it totally frees up lots of floor space.
    Have fun ... I'll be thinking of you during the next 4 1/2 weeks while I'm still on vacay -- ha ha. Don't hate me!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. Lol Barb, I was waiting for payback when I went on vacation in May and you had another month left;)

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  27. Wow, I just LOVE your room! Of course, I have had a beach theme since I started teaching 5 years ago, so it's right up my alley!

    Can you tell me how the buckets work? I know the general idea of "filling a bucket" but just curious how you do it. :)

    I also LOVE your writing center! I'm going to see if I can create a space for that in my room this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lastly, I want to move to Hawaii. Well, in all fairness, I've never been. But I know I'd love it! :)

    Gayla
    Teach On.

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    1. Thanks so much Gayla! I would love to check out your room and steal a few ideas:)

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  28. Oh my gosh, I just scrolled down and saw your previous entry was all about the bucket fillers, lol! Please ignore my question, lol!

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  29. Love it all! The surfing etiquette poster is adorable and so perfect!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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  30. Your room looks awesome! I love the theme! It is so colorful and fun. I bet the kids LOVE it. I am your newest follower and can't wait to hear/read all about your adventures across the country! I am new to blogging and found your blog o the Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you stopped by my blog :)! Sent From My iPad.

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  31. Aloha Ms Gandara, just a quick note to say thank you for your hard work and thoughtfulness towards the kids, as well as your creativity. The classroom is beautiful and the blog is great! much mahalo,
    Yasmin's mom, Leila.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your nice comments and all of your help this year:)

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  32. Such a beautiful classroom! I am your newest follower!

    -Aris Rossi

    Sailing Into Second

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  33. Corinna,
    I just love your room! The school looks so cute from the outside. How many kids in the entire school? The flip flops outside are awesome!! I would wear them everyday if we could!! The room looks beautiful! I'm so inspired!! I am going back to my beach theme next year!! Thanks!!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  34. I love your classroom! So bright and cheerful! I taught in Maui for the past three years and just came back home to NY! I'm setting up my classroom and I just HAVE to have those cute little metal pails that you have at your writing center, but I haven't been able to find any anywhere! Do you remember where you got them? Thanks!

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    1. Aloha Nicole! I bought them at Price Busters when it was open here. I have purchased little ones at Target though. Maybe try a local craft or Hobby Lobby :)

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  35. I really like your classroom set up. I love your behavior chart cards. Where did you get those from?

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