Back to school is just around the corner, and we’ve got some VERY excited new teachers on Instagram sharing #myfirstclassroom pics! It’s a lot of hard work to set up your first official learning space, and a roller coaster of emotions are sure to go along with the process, from elation to obsession to exhaustion! Here are some of our favorite #myfirstclassroom pics. And congratulations to all the new teachers on a job well done getting ready. It’s almost time for the wild ride that is your first school year!

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That moment you’ve been waiting for.

It’s mine! It’s really mine!

Yesterday was a special day because I got to see my classroom for the very first time. I LOVE it! My favorite part is all of the natural lighting coming from these GIANT windows! β˜€οΈ β€’ There are so many things I hope to accomplish in here this year. β€’ I can't wait to start decorating and adding some flair ✨ Crazy to think that soon it will be filled with lots of intelligent, adorable 3rd graders 😍 IM SO EXCITED! #firstyearteacher #excited #missfahsworld #classroomdecor #newclassroom #emptyroom ##timetodecorate #hugewindows #naturallighting #elementaryteacher #3rdgrade #thirdgradeteacher #iteachtoo #iteachthird #teacherlife #happy #excited #myfirstclassroom

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Welcome to my world.

Seeing everyone's #myfirstclassroom made me think back to that amazing year with the students that will always have a special place in my heart! It was a learning process bc I hadn't been able to obtain a teaching job in 5 years so I was extremely nervous to let my team and my students down. But I know God did that for a purpose bc the other jobs that I did have prepared me in ways that college/university could never prepare me for what was to come. We had an awesome year. Some of those students still come to see me from middle school and say hello 😍😍 Anyway, with a bare classroom, and with lots of learning, I had an awesome first year😍 (This is how you know you're a teacher…bc of the cheesiness lol!) Can't wait to welcome my new babies!! #teachersofinstagram #education#myfirstclassroom

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Working it like a boss.

Rising to new heights.

Deciding on classroom setup.

Should I go with circles?

Or pairs?

Perhaps groups?

Or a U shape?

My first year, I was in a portable (that eventually caught on fire πŸ˜‚). A day before kids came, I was told that my content area was changing… so I didn’t have anything on the walls for Day 1. My second year, I wasn’t completely sure what I would be teaching but I wanted it to be a little more welcoming than Year One. πŸ™ˆ My last school taught me flexibility, but more importantly, it taught me what mattered most – relationships. ❀️ My vision was for students to feel welcome, accepted, and challenged. While I may not have had a Pinterest ready room, we got to business. We had some of the highest reading growth in our entire school AND a large number of our ELLs exited our language program! πŸ“ˆ These classrooms were not decorated with many materials, but they were covered in anchor charts and memories by the end of the year. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ #myfirstclassroom

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Or maybe clusters?

Now, to get organized.

Stuff. So much stuff.

Got my bins, boxes, and carts ready to go. 

I am FINALLY done with traveling and my PD conferences which means I can finally enjoy summer & focus on setting up/prepping for my first EVER classroom!πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Thanks to tips from this awesome teaching community, I was able to take advantage of all these sales from @michaelsstores & @hobbylobby ! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” All organization is on sale at michaels till June 30th & they accept competitor coupons ( I used Joann’s 20% off the final total ). I got A L L this for my classroom for $101 out of pocket guys, U N R E A L! I am so stoked πŸ€— β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #firstyearteacher #myfirstclassroom #teachersofinstagram #spedteacher #iteachsped #specialeducationteacher #teacher #Californiateachers #classroomorganization #classroomsetup #classroomsdecor #teacherlife #resourceteacher #iteachfourth #iteachfifth

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And voila …

Picture-perfect organization!

Get that laminator warmed up, baby.

I may have overdone it at the teacher supply store. 

Our schedule’s going to be rockin’!

And our community’s going to be tight!

And, oh boy, are we gonna learn stuff. 

Now for the fun part: creating those awesome bulletin boards.

Ready and waiting.

BULLETIN BOARD REVEAL! Swipe to see more β€”β€”β€”> β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Not a full classroom reveal but just the bulletin boards for now. Classroom coming soon! β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Again, I loved using the banners from @firstgradefindings for almost all of my boards! Not too bad for my first time at bulletin boards, right?! Shoutout to my Momma for all the help! πŸ’• . . . . . . . #firstyearteacher #californiateachers #teacher #teach #targetteachers #spedteacherloop #sped #specialeducationteacher #specialeducation #teachershopping #teachersfollowteachers #newteacher #classroomdecor #classroom #classroomorganization #classroomlibrary #teacherlife #iteachsped #myfirstclassroom #classroomsetup #iteachfourth #iteachfifth #iteachsixth #classroombulletinboard #classroomdecorations #bulletinboard

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Eyes wide open.

Ready to inspire.

This!!! I've been thinking about using a lot of black in my room with white and red accents. This is definitely something I am interested in doing. #RepostSave @texaslonestarteacher with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Good news y'all…I finally got the right letter up there! πŸ˜‚ (see the previous post) I'm so excited about this wall, and the conversations and activities we'll have centered around it. The message is that if they want to live in a world of honesty (and so on), then they need to be honest themselves. The change starts here. Link in profile. πŸ˜‰ #bestclassroomever #bethechange . . . . . #classroomorganization#classrooomdecor#iteachtoo#iteachhs#teacherlife#shoppingteacher#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers#englishteacher#teacherhaul#iteachenglish#newteacher#firstyearteacher#myfirstclassroom#stickingwithsecondary

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Setting up for success.

**Reflection Section** After 2 days of classroom set up I am absolutely knackered!!! Just in time for PD tomorrow! πŸ˜‚ Photos of my (no where near finished) room to come… but for now – here is a sneak peek of my new "Reflection Section". I'm so broke so I couldn't justify the $7.50 each for the pretty coloured trays so I bought the cheap clear ones and added paper. I created these particular graphics, but a HUGE thanks to @learningwithmisslees for sharing her station and lending her amazing ideas and of course to @adventuresofroom129 for creating the original. It is available at her awesome TPT store for download, along with loads of other goodies!!! #teacherlife #iteachthird #iteachsecond #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteachers #teachersofinstagram #firstyearteacher #graduateteacher #classroomsetup #myfirstclassroom

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And finally, putting together your cozy reading corner. 

Books give us all the feels.

Get comfortable and read!

Kicking it old school.

Make yourself at home.

Remember the excitement of your first classroom? Share your memories on our WeAreTeachers Chat Facebook group.

And for more inspiration, check out 30 Pictures of Teacher Organization That Will Make You Drool.

Teachers Are Sharing Their #MyFirstClassroom Pics and We Can't Get Enough