It’s back to school time here in Texas. This school year is an exciting one for us. My mom is now teaching at our local elementary school. Being close has been so much fun.  We worked together to get her settled into her new classroom.  I’m excited to share how we used lots of color and a pencil theme to create a fun room for her 1st grade class!

Classroom pencil colorful design

Calendar area, word wall, classroom helpers, and money display:

Classroom word wall piggy bank

The first grade hall had a camping theme, so outside the door I created a “Welcome to Our Neck of the Woods” bulletin board.  I also added this pencil decal to the glass window area.

Camping theme classroom bulletin board door

My favorite part of the room is the Be Happy, Be Kind, Be You vinyl decals that we added between the windows.  Below are colorful poster boards that will frame anchor charts.  The “What a Sharp Bunch” area is a display area for the student’s work.

Classroom decorations pencils

Of course, we had to recreate the first day photo booth. A couple years ago, I posted a First Day of Kindergarten photo booth. I have received so many sweet comments about it over the years.

First day of first grade photo booth idea

I hope everyone has a great school year!