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Round Rock, Texas, United States
I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Classroom Reveal, TpT Back to School Sale and Smart Fab Review!

Well, here is a jam packed post full of my 2013-2014 classroom decor, information on the TpT sale and a great new product called smart fab. I will start with the huge 28% off sale running today and tomorrow, my entire store is 20% off and at checkout use code BTS13 to get another 8% off! Great deals to be had, I have 57 items on my wishlist, I've been waiting for this sale to buy them! Next, I will explain smart fab so when you see my reveal you know what to look for.I was sent three sample rolls of this product to test and review, smartfab is a replacement for board paper, constructon paper and other craft paper we generally use in a classroom. It is light, cuts easily and has bright even color. I used 2 of my sample rolls when decorating my classroom. I did not have time to do any special projects with it however the green makes a great board cover when doubled over (or else you can see through it)check out the vibrant color in this picture of my front board.
The small orange table is my technology center which will have 2 computers. The crates underneath will be for the children to sit on and also serve as storage for my Mr. Potatoe heads and workbench tools. I have also used the yellow smartfab on my large bulletin board in the back of my classroom to set off the letters from the brown background. i did have to triple the smartfab to get the desired coverage of the brown. All in all I like it and it is easy to work with, I guess for me it would boil down to pirce compared to regular board paper. You can view more smartfab projects and their website here www.smartfab.com And now for the rest of my classroom reveal: I placed my centers towers in the back of my classroom ith each ones respective clip chart on the bathroom door:
I placed 2 large file charts on the wall for individual wqork usuing clear command hooks and will have my chart stand next to my center towers. The wall decor includes ABC, Number, Shapes and Color lines which I laminated and hung with mavelous tape, if you have never heard of mavelous tape you need to get some for hanging posters etc. It actually hold and does not harm the walls even after being in plave for 10 months. last year i left the tape on my posters and it is hanging them again this year, expesive little roll of tape but good investment if you don't want posters falling off the walls!
I am most proud of my new library, in past years i had to haul huge bins of books out of a cabinet and place onto a bookshelf only to put away again at the end of the week. Well, this year I decided to take my toy shelf and swap it for a fully organized book bin library!!!!!! The labeling is not finished yet but i am a proud mamma, now my toys are in a cabinet and my back will be thanking me for not having to haul huge bins of books out each week.
The top shelf of my cubbies are filled with my school supplies in color coded baskets for each table and my chairs will all have teal chair covers with crayons, markers, ABC chart and 1-20 chart. I think I am ready......School starts Wednesday! Here is to a great year for everyone, enjoy your kiddos and stop back by for more Early Education Fun!!!!!! Christine

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