Ashley's Classroom

When I moved from second to third grade last year I had to move rooms (ugh). I was given the opportunity to move again this year. The "new" room was bigger and had a window, but I decided not to. I am so glad I didn't! I got to spend all of that time, re-creating, crafting, & revamping my current classroom! Working in my room this summer and getting ready for this year has just made me so incredibly thankful. I am so thankful to teach in the district I do, with the team that I do, in a grade that I love! There is truly little to complain about. God has blessed me so much, and my career is a big part of those blessings! I want to remember THIS feeling on those super tough days! Well, lets get to the fun stuff! My classroom! yay! DISCLAIMER: Many things are missing due to not having an official class list of names yet. Did I mention "Meet the Teacher" is FRIDAY?!

Here is the view when you walk in. My "theme" is just blues and greens with a-whole-lotta melonheadz!! I am so super excited to use my instagram bulletin board this year!!
My {book nook} is one of my favorite things in my classroom! I hope my students love it as much as me! 

The reading skills and strategy posters (on the left) are from Amy Groesbeck. They are aaamazing!! I printed them all 4 to a page as well. I am going to put them on a binder ring as I teach each concept. These will be used during small group or easily accessible whenever a student needs a quick reminder! The colorful comprehension posters on the bulletin board are in my store! I love the pop of color in this area!

The top picture is my Stations area. I put the Language Arts and Math stations for the week there. The pocket chart is for their stations checklist. I hated that standard blue pocket chart..I found those two yellow ones for $1 at Target!! Not my blue/green, but it will do!! Also, I adore my cute table numbers hanging above each table of desks! Thanks Amanda for helping me hang! ;)

The bottom picture is my math manipulatives. I love how organized they are! Let's see if they stay that way!! (table numbers, station cards, math labels in my decor pack}
This is my student computer area. I painted those frames from Michaels, then hot glued a mini clothespin to hang my positive classroom posters on! I love the way it turned out!
This area is to the left of my white board. I have my thinking maps, my birthdays (waiting on that class list!) and my Dojo poster! Then my calendar area includes my table buckets for sparklers with QR code prizes. It will also eventually have my boy and girl helpers to the left and right on a binder ring. This makes it easy to switch the 2 helpers each week!
This is the bulletin board to the right of my white board. There are many parts to this. The first is my technology posters! BYOD sign, tech rules, & digital citizenship! Below those is my sweet behavior area. The class can earn cupcakes for compliments to work towards a whole group incentive. At the bottom are my math graphing posters! Great visuals for when we start that unit! The green alphabet can be found here.
A fun, organized teacher space is super important to me! I have a fabric banner, instagram photos, pictures of my hubby, bible verses, and of course my planner! :)
Here is the view from my desk and my teacher table. I really love how my room turned out this year!


  1. This classroom looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!


  2. I love your neat and organized classroom! Turquoise might just be the best color ever invented - love your theme! The reading nook is cozy and cute! Great job!