Classroom Library Pix!

Hey friends!
I've been in my room for a few hours here and there getting a head start on next week (our official start is Monday!) We are given very specific time frames that we are allowed to come in over the summer and this year we got a ton more time than usual because our school is really pushing for teachers to have better classroom libraries. I'm all about my library, but you know - different teachers have different priorities. I didn't really have to do much to my library, but of course I did anyway.

Just a few quick pictures to share, because I'm actually heading in now for a few hours. So, here's the progression from what I walked into to what I ended up with. I didn't love that tree in the corner, then I saw these super cute decals - so much better, right? (If you click on the picture, you can see it bigger)

You can find the decals here if you're interested. They went up super easy.

Here's a close up of some of my new additions. I don't have an owl theme going, but I couldn't resist this lamp and that cute little box! I have no idea what do do with that big duck, but it was just $5.00 and I couldn't leave it on the clearance shelf with a bunch of stuff called "hair pudding".

So, am I the only one who puts stickers all over my hand before sticking them to other things? I do this ALL the time when I'm grading papers. I'll pull a bunch of stickers off the sheet and put them all over my arm, then when I'm grading it seems faster to pull them from my hand to put on the papers.  I found myself doing it without even thinking when I was adding some decals to the wall. Anyone else do this or am I just a sticker freak?

More pics to come soon - oh, and if you like my Bump games, here's one for the start of school! Click on the picture to download it free from TpT!



  1. It looks great! I love having a big classroom library. :) Ive never done the sticker thing before. I'll have to try that next time I'm grading papers.

    Ms. Smith

  2. Love the owls! My daughter's room has those, too! They are adorable!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. I'm loving your class library! The decals look amazing and if I didn't already have so much in my classroom I would totally get these! Looks like a cozy spot to grab a book and read!
    Rambling About Reading

  4. Love your library, the tree and decals are great !! Thanks for the bump game, my kids love them :). Good luck as the new year begins !

  5. Thank you for the Bump game! The decals are a great idea! Can you put them on wooden cabinets or would they damage them?

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  6. Love the tree must be a Florida girl too, we were kicked out of our buiding today because some of our fellow teacher friends walked through a "no go" barrier! UGH!

  7. Those decals are sooo cute!! Love your library!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  8. That looks terrific!! It was cute before but the decals make a huge difference...must keep my eyes open!

    ~ Mizz J
    Apple Blossoms

  9. Denise, Where did you get the tree decal? I was going to use paper to create paper trees to staple to the wall, but yours are way cuter than anything I could make!
    An Open Door

  10. Love the decals! I wish I had space for more books:(

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  11. The decals are so perfect in that space!!! I love how it came out :) :)

  12. Your library area look awesome!! I love the wall decals. I have that owl lamp in my classroom. It's so cute!!

  13. Love this!! Can you tell me where you got the owl lamp?

  14. Denise, thank u so much for the freebie math game! Quick question, where did you get your baskets? I have plastic too from Really Good Stuff and they are starting to break. Thanks! Loose your cozy library.

  15. I am in the process of building a tree right by my library now too!!! I'm posting pictures soon! Check it out :)

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing

  16. Your room looks absolutely beautiful! I love love love the wall decor! I wish that would work on my classroom walls.

  17. Wow! I love your reading area! The decals are AWESOME!

  18. I love the library decor... so cute! And I'm sure my students will love the bump game :) Thanks!!

  19. Love your library! I would also like to know where you got those baskets. They are the exact ones that I would like for my room since they match perfectly.

  20. Your library looks so cozy. I love the wall decals and the colors of your book baskets. Thanks for the tip about using decals to decorate.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  21. Thanks for the bump game! We love that here :)

  22. I was shaking my head yes, because I to decorate my hands/arms with stickers! Your library looks wonderful! CREATIVITY at its best! Smiles and stop by my Blog anytime!

  23. I love it! Can we donate some goodies to you?

  24. Your room is so cute. I love your bump games and do do the kids.

  25. I love the way your library looks! I wonder if those decals will still to cinderblock... I might have to look into that! What's the poster above your library say??? I'm always looking for inspiration on how to make my library even better.

    Thanks for sharing,
    MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten


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