Classroom Makeover and Art Alphabet Picture Cards

Welcome Back to School!  


Whew! This week was an exciting week 
and also an exhausting week! 
I love seeing my artists. We jumped right into finding our seats and painting within the first 10 minutes of class!
When I was a student I hated hearing all the rules and procedures over and over again so now I try not to bore my students. Basically my art rules are as follows: be nice.  
Ok. Now that I have that covered, as well as the important items, seating charts and rules, I wanted my students to jump in and start creating. But, before we started working, I had many comments about how my classroom looked. See, I revamped my art room and gave my boring classroom a makeover! In the past I’ve spent so much of my time decorating the hallways I really never spent time on my room. I only had some basic art information displayed.
Let’s face it. We are in our rooms all the time.  I wanted to make the art room a visually appealing space. No more cardboard boxes holding scrap paper or mis-matched food containers with oil pastels spilling over. My students deserve to have a beautiful space to create in so here are the details of my classroom makeover.
First, I wanted to use this adorable mural that my second grade students created.
I created a couple flowers to be displayed with the mural. Fun party fans were also used.

I purchased some awesome storage bins from The Dollar Tree and decorated them with fun ribbon. 

One of my goals this year is to stay organized. I am hoping these containers help. The pencil tub is totally paying off since I don’t have to dig under a cabinet now to find pencils. These are so easy to grab from when a student needs one.




 Want the lesson plan for these fabulous flowers? Head over to the shop for a free download
I have always loved the alphabet cards used in the primary classrooms.  
But hey, there were never any for art! 
Well, I decided to create my own. 
I displayed my colorful and laminated cards 
for all to see. 
These were a big hit with my students!
You can find these at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store~link below.


Labels for storage bins 
Exploring the World of Art




Thanks for stopping by. 
I hope your school year is a terrific one! 
Keep on Creating
Laura 🙂


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  • Reply
    September 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I LOVE the new look! What an inspiration for my own classroom! You're like me…always making sure the hallways are decorated with the student artwork, but my room can look fantastic too! And I am definitely buying those art alphabet cards 🙂

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    September 4, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Awww Thanks! Really trying to take care of the inner space the kiddos are in. They really love it.

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    Elisa Santambrogio
    September 8, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing Laura, your art room is perfect for new year!

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    Elie@tesol classes
    September 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Wonderful classroom. I believe your pupils like it so much. It makes them more interesting and happier in studying.

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    September 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Love your room! I have a similar CREATE banner I made for my girls' painting party last year that I hung in one of my classrooms this year! It must be the year…I have had BORING rooms for the last 11years, but this year I'm so motivated to decorate! 🙂

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    September 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Ohhhh and I am totally buying your alphabet too! I am so excited I found you!

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    September 14, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Aww Thanks!!! Love your Create banner too! and your blog. 🙂

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    Cassie Mauer
    December 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Where are your sharpeners from? Can you email me? cassiemae82@yahoo.com odds are I'll forget to check back to see if you wrote back or not! 🙂

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    Lillian Wheaton
    August 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Hi Laura!

    Love everything about your decorations 🙂

    What did you use for your labels ? What kind of tape?

    What kind of marker ?

    Thank you!
    Lillian W.

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      August 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks! I used chalkboard tape and white chalk marker. 🙂

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    December 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    When I’m wiped out from teaching and I go to your site I get so energized again to teach, you make art so exciting and I pull so many ideas from your posts, it’s great coming back to your site as a reference. I still want to know how you create your 3D pumpkins!

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      December 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Catie, We haven’t forgot about those pumpkins. Working on a fun project to help make those adorable guys! 🙂

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