My Classroom Reveal and Astrobrights Colorize Your Classroom Contest

The school year is in full swing.  In fact, we have been in school for over a month now.  I wanted to share with you some pictures of how I use color in my classroom, and then give YOU a chance to WIN a full box of Astrobrights paper.  (Trust me…it’s a LOT of paper.)

Classroom RevealI love using bright colors in my classroom.  Color makes me happy, so when I am decorating a space that I am going to spend the majority of my daytime hours in, of course, I want it to be inviting.

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Welcome to My Classroom

Classroom DoorI love my classroom door this year.  I used blue painters tape to make the lines. Then, I cut letters out using my Cricut Explore.  For the pencil, I had a local copy shop enlarge a clipart image for me.

Bulletin Boards

Fun in First Bulletin BoardThis bulletin board is on the outside hallway before coming into my classroom.  I loved using the bright Astrobrights paper and my Cricut  to cut out the letters for my board.  I also added some bright tissue paper pompons from Hobby Lobby.

slide2The bulletin board above is in my classroom.  It’s a huge board that runs from the ceiling to the floor.  I covered it in pink wrapping paper two years ago, and it still hasn’t faded.  I take pictures of my students to post on this board.  Then, they write their names on sentence strips to staple underneath their pictures.  This is a board that stays up all year because the students love using their classmates names in their writing.

 My Teacher’s Desk

Teacher's DeskI don’t have the easiest last name to spell, so I always make sure that my name is displayed somewhere in my classroom.  I made this banner using Astrobrights paper and ribbon.  I printed a letter onto each page of cardstock, then I cut a triangle out of the bottom of each page.  I punched holes into the tops of the paper and strung it on ribbon.  Such an easy and bright decoration.

The colors of paper I used were: Cosmic Orange™, Sunburst Yellow™, Martian Green™, Gamma Green™, Lunar Blue™, Gravity Grape™, Fireball Fuchsia™, Celestial Blue™, and Re-Entry Red™.

Classroom Library

slide4I finally purchased some new tubs from Lakeshore Learning.  My old ones were from Big Lots and after a couple years of use, they were needing to be replaced.  Using Maria’s labels, the classroom library is super organized this year.

slide3Other Areas of my Classroom

slide7This is the side of an ugly, brown metal vent.  It was a huge eyesore in my classroom.  I used chalkboard contact paper to cover the side of it, and then covered it with character words.  This is a FREE download in my store.

slide8I cut circles out of lime green and pink vinyl to place on my guided reading table.  The students can use these as dry erase boards during small group instruction.

slide6This is my calendar area.  Wrapping paper to the rescue again.  This polka dotted wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby has lasted for two years without fading.

slide2I have a string attached to my ceiling to display student work using clothespins.  I printed these signs on Astrobrights paper to display for back to school.

Slide1My station board area is bright and colorful using Astrobrights cardstock to display students names.  Again, shout out to the pink wrapping paper!

Now It’s Your Turn

Thank you for touring my room.  Now, that I’ve shown you how I use color in my classroom to get ready for back to school, show ME how you have Colorized Your Classroom this year.  I’m excited to announce that one lucky winner will win Astrobrights Papers to use in their classroom this year.  Astrobrights will also give you extras of your three favorite colors.


The contest begins today and runs until Saturday, September 17th.  I will announce the winner on my Facebook and my Instagram on Sunday the 18th.

Follow these instructions for your chance to win.

1.  Snap a photo of your back to school ready classroom.

2. Post your picture on Facebook and tag me @funinfirstblog and tag @astrobrights in the photo or caption. (You may want to check your privacy settings to make sure I can see your picture.)

3.  Use the hashtag #colorizeyourclassroom in your post.  This is VERY important because this is how we will know your post is an entry!

I am so excited to see what you will share!

You will also have one more chance to win, so check out Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits on September 18th.

Want More Color Inspiration?

Be sure to check out what KindercrazeDifferentiated KindergartenA Modern Teacher and First and Kinder Blue Skies have shared.





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  1. I love your classroom. It is so bright and cheerful . I am sure your students love it
    I, too, really like Astrobrights, but unfortunately can’t qualify to enter. However you gave me some good ideas for the office . Thanks

  2. I enjoyed seeing pictures of your classroom! 🙂 It’s very nice-great ideas, too. I’m currently planning my stations to use when teaching small group reading. Do you have any blogs on this or any items to purchase for this on tpt? I’d love to hear! Thanks so much. Happy Teaching!!

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