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Welcome to The Shabby Chic Teacher! My name is Laura. I'm in my fourth year of teaching, my fourth grade-level and my fourth classroom. I'm excited to share my journey and creativity with you!
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September 12, 2011

Welcome to My Classroom!

It's official - I'm diving into the teacher blogging world!!

I'm a serial teacher blog stalker and thought why can't I do it too?  So here I am!  As my inaugural teacher blog post, I decided what better way than to give you a tour of my classroom.  This is my fourth classroom in my four years of teacher and I have transitioned from the building to the world of portables.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I'm a 5th grade teacher this year (I've taught 7th, 4th and a 3rd/4th split class).  Yes, you read that correctly again - it's my fourth grade level too!  ANYWAY!  All 5th grade classrooms on my campus are in the portables.  I do nothing halfway so when I got the news that I would be banished sweetly promoted to 5th grade I fully took the jump and accepted the challenge of doing an EXTREME makeover to the icky, nasty, funky smelling, 1970's trailer portable classroom.

Welcome to my room!

I'm including before and afters so you can see the transformation - because who doesn't love a good before and after shot :)


After - When we walk through the door and walk out, we have honorable character!

After: Our calendar area, my ginormo file cabinet, and the lovely built-in storage that comes with said portable.  

(Pretend like you don't see the 4 boxes of consumables that I have had yet to open!)


After: Teaching Area, Promethean Board/Smart Board, etc.


After: Teacher Desk Area "My Space"


After: Computer Area


After: Critic's Corner (Reading Corner)


After: Guided Reading Table


 After: Supply Central 

Even though I'm in the icky, nasty, funky smelling, 1970's trailer portable classroom, I'm really happy with how it turned out!