Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Next Year's Classroom Theme & Blog Name

Ok.  So, if you missed my post yesterday, I revealed that I got a new job, in a new district, teaching a new grade, and a new subject.  So, pretty much, everything about what I'll be doing next school year is new.  I'm SO excited.  (If you did miss it- I'll be teaching 3rd grade ELA... which I looooove!)

I went in today to see my new room!

It currently looks like this:

So, I'm itching to get in and make it positively Bainbridge! I LOOOOOOVE the "X" of wire across the room.  In my current room, I have run a length of YARN, yes YARN, across my windows that is "securely" fastened at either side of the windows!  So far, there have been no catastrophes but I'm super jazzed about the security of the wire!

I bought two of these on ebay just now... not realizing I was ordering from a seller in the UK... so, after the conversion to US dollars... they cost a pretty penny.  BUT... I think I'm going to do less of a "thing" theme and more of a color theme in my new room.

I'm really digging all of this "Poppin' Patterns" stuff from Creative Teaching Press and I think it would match well with my new buntings.  What do you think?

 

What do you think?  Can I enter my own "rename my blog" contest?  Not that I don't love everyone's suggestions... BUT... the name "Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge" hit me last night.  And now I've bought those buntings... and my blog has buntings... and my last name is Bainbridge... and I'll be teaching ELA which, you know, requires books!

Could that work?  Is it stupid?  Tell me what to do!

If you all do approve the name change, I'll select one of the entrants at random on Friday to still win the $25.00 worth of products from my TpT store.  And if you do not approve the name change because there's something you like better, keep sending names my way!

66 comments:

  1. How awesome is that to get a new job teaching just reading! SO jealous! I am actually hoping to land a job back in MI in a year or two! My hubby and I want to move out of NC and back to my hometown in MI. I am hopeful but unsure with the job market and all! Good luck:)

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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  2. I like your name choice!I think it fits perfectly :-)
    Adventures in Room 5

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  3. Love it all,the name, the colors, the bunting!! So where will you be teaching?
    Amy

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  4. Anything you do is golden and I love it! You are my IT girl! Love it!! Congrats again!! Stephanie

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  5. I think Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge is cool. I like it a lot. You work is amazing. I am thinking of moving from first grade to third grade right now as I just found out about an opening, so I am going to watch you like a hawk. Congrats!

    ✰ Kimberley ✰
    First in Maine

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  6. Your new blog name has a nice ring to it!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  7. I think you came up with a winner! Love all those bright colors!
    pattib203@yahoo.com

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  8. Love the new name..... I too am doing Poppin' Patterns.

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  9. I love the new name. And those buntings are too cute.

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  10. I like your name change! I think colorful is the way to go!

    Courtney
    3rd Grade Sprinkles
    courtneyice1@gmail.com

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  11. I think your blog name sounds like a perfect fit for your new job.

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  12. I think the name is perfect! And I love the Poppin Patterns, I have the calendar and some of the stuff, sure planning on adding more before school starts!

    Amanda
    amlott@nppsd.org

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  13. I definitely approve!! I think it suits you perfectly!! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  14. Your room looks about like mine! :) Overwhelming and exciting all at the same time!

    I awarded you the One Lovely Blog award!

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  15. Great name! Good Luck with the new position!

    marygrippi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I was totally thinking Bainbridge on Broadway, or Broadway Bound something or other! The Green Room, Backstage with Mrs. Bainbridge! I think the blog needs to fit YOU! Cute pennants! Have fun. Your room is much more together than my own! We get new flooring!
    Rachel

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  17. New name sounds good! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  18. Love the new name! New name, new gig, new room - sounds exciting. My favorite is those penants, I have been thinking about doing that myself. I wish you all the best, and can't wait to hear about your adventures next year!

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  19. Diggin' the alliteration. Rock on girl. Can't wait to watch as your new and exciting "chapter" unfolds . . . hehehe!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  20. absolutely perfect! I like it that you came up with the idea! That makes it all yours anyway! Your room looks like a do-able room. . . I know you will cutesify it real nice!
    Hey, we need to look for a day to have a coke or something. . . my calendar opens up a bit more next week. . . call me or text me and let me know. . . any time of day is ok with me.
    Patty
    Second In Line

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  21. Love the name but I also LOVE Krystal's idea!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  22. Very creative! Love the flag banners!

    inirayluper(at)gmail(dot)

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  23. Love it all!! Great name, great patterns, great everything!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  24. Love the name and the pennants you made!

    Laura
    tattling to the teacher
    tattlingtotheteacher@gmail.com

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  25. I love the name! I can't wait to see what your classroom will look like after you decorate!

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  26. I love the name! I can't wait to see what your classroom will look like after you decorate!

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  27. Love the name change :) Congrats on the new position. Change is good!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  28. Hi Christina, I have loved your blog since the moment I found it. It is one of the many that inspired me to creat my own. I could use all the help to get some followers. I opened my blog and TpT store this week. Please check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.spottedinfirstgrade.blogspot.com
    Happy Teaching and congrats on the new job,
    Kelli

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  29. I love the new blog title! Very cute and attention grabbing! YAYY for change...AND congrats on the new job! ;)

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  30. Congratulations on your new job. This will be an exciting time and it looks like you have a blank slate to work with and decorate!

    I think you have to keep your name in your blog so people can search for you! I think it is very catchy!

    Jeannine (fellow Michigander)
    First Grade Gallery~Lessons for Little Learners

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  31. Love the blog name! I think it goes perfectly with your current blog header.

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  32. Congratulations on your new job/school/district! I look forward to lots more ELA posts--even though I am in first.

    I like your name--it is unique and like a PP said--you need Bainbridge in it because you...are...famous!

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  33. Congratulations on the new job! I like the new blog name too! =)

    Blessings,

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  34. Congrats on the new position. I love the new name idea!!

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  35. Congrats on your new job!! How exciting! And the name sounds awesome. I am getting all kinds of ideas for using buntings in my room now.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  36. The name fits right in! I like it!
    Congrats on your new position.

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  37. Yay for alliteration!! I think it fits you perfectly.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  38. Love it! It is very catchy!! Just keep those great ideas coming!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  39. Congratulations on the new blog! I love the ebay purchase, too!

    Annie
    tipsandtricksteacher.blogspot.com/

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  40. Love the name change. Go for it. Congrats.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise@gmail.com

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  41. I think it sounds perfect!! Congrats on your new position and I can't wait to see what you do to your new room! :)
    sandybeach1267@blogspot.com
    Second Grade Spots and Dots

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  42. Congrats on the new job!! I just got a new job too and I am super excited!! Unfortunately I will be sharing a room with at least one more teacher (the joys of middle school) so I can't go too crazy planning my decor yet :) It all looks great though!!!!
    ☼Kate
    To The Square Inch

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  43. I love the name you chose, but of course, who would come up with a better name than Mrs. Bainbridge, herself! I came up with "A Bunting We Will Go", I know super tacky, LOL. Anyhoo, I back up whatever decision you make!

    Faithful in First

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  44. I love your name change! I think anything with alliteration is great! :) The buntings are adorable, too. Keep up the great work!!

    Jannis
    nunk626@Gmail.com

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  45. That is a great name for your blog. Congrats on the move. How exciting!!!

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  46. I love the name! Your blog is awesome. Congrats on your new job.

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  47. I think it's a great name, and I loved using just color for a "theme" since it's easier to change if you ever get bored. I'd been thinking Bainbridge's Brilliant Brainiacs. Just in case you needed another idea. LOL!

    Kristy
    kristyteach@gmail.com

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  49. Great choice!!!! Bright colors always inspire!! In keeping with the color theme what about Bainbridge's Rainbow of Readers? Just a thought. Best of luck in your new space. It is always great to start fresh!!

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  50. I think for a teacher, a completely empty classroom is like what a blank canvas is to an artist! Have lots of fun! I like your idea for a blog title.

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  51. I love your blog heading! Did you create that yourself? If so, could you explain how you created it?
    Thanks!!!

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  52. Congrats on the new position! I love the new blog name and the buntings!

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  53. Congrats on the new job. I hope you will continue to post things in your online stores. I have lots of your things and love them. I am sad that you won't be teaching second grade anymore because that is the stuff I would buy.
    I like your choice of name for your blog. It is your blog and you should be the one naming it. There were cute ideas but I think you have ownership of it.

    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  54. Love it! It fits you perfectly! Congrats on your new job!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  55. Of course, the name YOU chose is PERFECT!!! Keep it!!!!! (It's YOU)
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  56. Love the name and the idea. I'm seeing some story buntings in your room--the first triangle being a cover of the book you're reading and the rest of them being the 'map' of the story. How cute would that be?? Can't wait to see the new ideas next year. :)

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  58. You chose a great new name for your blog- you have my vote of approval! Even though those buntings were pricey in your mind, after all is said and done, they will be well worth every penny you spent!!!

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  59. Love the new name you chose for your blog!!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  60. I think the blog name change is perfect!

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  61. The name is just fine!! It fits your personality.

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