Monday, June 3, 2013

First Grade is a Hoot

While perusing Pinterest last summer, I came across the most fabulous website for teachers: Schoolgirl Style!  I spent countless hours searching through Melanie's themes and ideas for classroom decor and organization. I finally settled on her Owl Collection and decided my theme for the school year would be First Grade is a Hoot! Take a look at the pictures of my little classroom from this past school year...

First Grade is a Hoot! 

I printed my owls on t-shirt transfer material and just ironed it on. Be careful! If your design has words, you have to change your printer settings so that it prints a mirror image. Tricky, tricky.

Owl lunch choice sticks

 I loved my pennant banner. It added some fun to my boring white board!

I got my podium at the local thrift store for $10!!! A little (okay, maybe a lot) of spray paint, and it was good to go! And I couldn't pass up this rug at Ross for $4!

 Name tags for hanging hooks

My computer desk

 My students always looked at my desk to write my last name on their sweet little notes. 

 Back of the room

 From the front

 Ready for students!

These pictures were all taken before school started last year.  I love a warm, inviting, and fun classroom! I spend more of my waking hours there than I do at home, so it should be cozy! Don't you think?
Now that it's summertime, everything is all packed away and my room is empty. Time to plan for next year, although I am not sure what to do with the menagerie of  owls that have been given to me this school year! 

Have you checked out Go take a look! You won't be sorry.



  1. I love your classroom. I am using owls as my classroom theme this upcoming school year. Yes, I have already checked out "Schoolgirl Style." I love all of their themes. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Trina Hensley, 1st grade teacher.

  2. How did you make your pennant banners?

    1. I downloaded the pennant banners from It's a part of their Owl Collection!

  3. How did you make your pennant banners?

  4. I'm using an owl theme this year in my classroom. It's actually the first time I've used a theme before in my room! I love all your owl stuff, where did you get the owl lunch choice sticks and the name tags for hanging hooks? Thank you!