Monday, August 10, 2009

Back To School

James' mom is a 1st grade teacher in the St. Charles school district. She is highly praised not only for her teaching skills, but also for her creative classrooms. I recently dropped in on her at school while she was redoing her classroom for this upcoming year. Besides decorating her own room, she did another teacher's room as well. I truly wished I had been lucky enough to have her as a teacher. She is so talented that I just couldn't wait to blog about her!

Her room drips with charm and love for what she does. She says she still is doing more to her room when I came in, but I think she could walk away now and still be incredibly proud of what she gives to her students.

Even the marker boards are adorable

James playing with the new markers

Organizational unit for the students glue, tape, scissors, extra

For extra chairs she spray painted tan wicker stools and added the red button and trim

Reading bench

Her classroom roman shades

The classroom mailbox

Pinwheels that weren't up yet, but I loved them anyways

Trash cans she turned over for seating in the other classroom she decorated

Reading area illuminated with paper lanterns

Roman shade that she made out of Ikea fabric

Welcome Board she created for another teacher (you can see the roman shade in the background)

Close up of the Welcome Board

Another shade Mrs. Reed helped do for a teacher in the building


  1. So So So cute! What great and darling ideas Liz has!!!!

  2. Wow, what a talented teacher! Thanks so much for sharing, I hope you dont mind that I have added pictures to my Pintrest and would also like to add them to my blog at some stage and link back to you if that is OK :)

  3. Glad you liked it Shar!Look for her 2011-2012 classroom on my new blog in a couple of weeks, No issue on the Pintrest and feel free to link it back to my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Your classroom is amazing! How did you make the roman shades and the mailbox? I'd love to make those for my classroom. Nice work!

  5. Hi! Love the setup! Where is the white bench from?