I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend, Erin Garnett!
Erin and I go way back! I had two of her children in my classroom and she was also my long tern sub when I was out on maternity leave. At the time, Erin was hoping she could get into the Grand Blanc School District as a full time teacher. It didn’t take long for her dream to become a reality and she is now teaching at an amazing elementary school as a first grade teacher!
Erin and I talked for months about her classroom decor. Then, one day, she walked into my garage and saw the loads of boxes filled with the adorable Stick Kids decor from Creative Teaching Press. As I opened the boxes and showed her all of the goodies inside, she was so excited and knew that this is how she planned to decorate her new first grade classroom!
Erin fell in love with these darling kids…
I had to admit, I loved these cute kids too!
If you remember my story about Abby’s room and having a limited amount of time to get the rooms ready, I was also working on Erin’s room too! Whew! It was a challenge to say the least!
Erin really has a dream classroom. Erin’s room is located in a brand new wing of the school, so she has this gorgeous classroom and it is HUGE! She also had brand new furniture and a storage closet to die for! My biggest challenge with Erin’s room was that it looked very institutional. From the cinder block walls to the gray cabinets and floors, it was going to take some work to bring color into the space and make the room feel cozy.
In the end, I think we accomplished our goal. Erin’s room felt happy, colorful, and perfect for her new group of first graders!
I bet after you see these photos, you will fall in love with the Stick Kids collection too!
You can purchase any of the Stick Kids products and borders at your local school supply store or online at www.creativeteaching.com
*Lanterns are from the Schoolgirl Style Shop