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Classroom in Progress: Bookcase Stuff

This will be divided into a few posts, but I wanted to show everything I've been doing for the past week or so!

This is the current state of my office :) I've been hard at work completely redoing my theme for the year, which will be Owls! (Here I was thinking I was being original, and then they are everywhere! :) )

I got a TON of inspiration from a lot of places and blogs, so I will be tagging those throughout so you can see their work as well!

Bookcase Stuff!

First up, from Dandelions and Dragonflies who inspired me to redo my seating layout and purchase bookcases for each table! I picked up 6 trash cans, supply buckets, and paper trays and went mod podge crazy! I had seen similar owls on Pinterest, and decided to try my hand at making my own in Keynote, and I think they turned out pretty well! It certainly took forever aligning all the shapes and to make six different colors, but I think I finally got the hang of it! I certainly hope I'm not stepping on toes, I modified them a bit to fit my needs and I see owls like this all over the place nowadays!

Trash cans for each group

Supply bins to put on top of each bookcase

Up close supply bins

Paper trays for lined paper for each bookcase

Rainbows Within Reach


  1. i can't find your email. i teach 7th and 8th language arts. how did grouping your students like that work out---behavior wise?

    1. It worked out really well for awhile, but unfortunately the kids kept kicking the backs of my bookcases and they started to fall apart :( They were really great about keeping their stuff in the bookcases though, while they lasted!


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