Did you happen to see the Creative Teaching Press catalog?
My good friend, Abby Merrill, was a featured teacher in the latest catalog and she had her entire classroom decorated with the Dots on Black Collection.
Now, before you get too jealous that Abby had a complete classroom makeover, you need to hear the whole story…
When I decided to style a classroom with the entire Dots on Black collection, I knew that I needed to be very close to the school that I would be working in. I had about four large projects going at the time, so I needed to be able to get there quickly. I also needed a classroom that didn’t have a lot of “stuff.” We were working with a very small time frame and I didn’t have time to clear out a room. I knew my friend, Abby, would be the perfect person. She teaches at a school about a minute away from my house, plus she was changing grade levels AND classrooms!
Now, most of you probably think that I did all of the work and Abby just walked into a beautifully decorated 4th grade classroom at the end. Nope. Abby worked her tail off right along beside me. It was definitely NOT a glamorous experience for her! She was such a good sport about it all. Due to school working hours, we were so limited with the amount of time we had to get the classroom finished. I needed Abby to help me accomplish this task. Without her, I would never have been able to do this. We were literally running through the classroom, afraid that we wouldn’t meet our deadline. The custodian was getting ready to kick us out of the building on the last day and my photographer was scheduled early the next morning, so it HAD to be finished. It was exhausting and crazy busy, but at the same time, very rewarding for Abby. She will tell you that it wasn’t an easy experience, but it was all worth it in the end. Abby has an absolutely gorgeous classroom and receives SO many compliments!
Abby has such a great personality and it was so much fun to spend some “quality” time with her! I have known Abby for years (we taught Kindergarten together) and this will be an experience we will remember forever!
Now, a little about the Dots on Black Collection…
Abby and I love this collection because it can be dressed up or down to accommodate EVERY single grade level. Abby teaches 4th grade and it is perfect for her kiddos. Abby also liked the idea of using all of CTP apple items that coordinate with this collection to create a traditional apple theme, but with a modern and trendy twist!
I am excited to show you Abby’s beautiful room. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
To purchase items from the Dots on Black Designer Collection, visit http://www.creativeteaching.com or your local school supply store!
*Lanterns can be purchased in the Schoolgirl Style Shop