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Jul 3, 2015

Classroom Photos

Each summer, before setting up and decorating my classroom for the next group of students that I will have the privilege to teach, I look back at photos of my past classrooms. Why do I do this? Simply to help inspire and motivate me for the hours and hours of work that lay ahead - in order to be ready for that all important first day of school.

Here are a few photos of my classroom spaces ... they include the first day of school, open house, and the last day of school. Hopefully, one or more of the photographs will inspire you too, as you prepare for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Click HERE to grab a few freebies!
Whta's included? ...Tthe poetry book cover, the front and back cover of the photograph book, the portfolio label that is next to the pirate face (but not shone here because it is hiding beneath the poetry book) and a first day of school (pirate face template). 

The directions for the paper plate pirate on the portfolio cover can be found at:

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  1. Hi Debbie,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!


  2. Hello Teacher Debbie! I really would love to have a copy of the classroom rules that have frogs in it. Thank you in advance!