Is it seriously time for the JULY #2getherwearebetter linky?  Although I love writing these posts, they creep up on me too quickly!  This month is all about classroom improvements!  If I had the money, I think I could easily redo my classroom each and every year.  Buuuut, since I don’t have that kind of cash, I’m keeping the same theme and the changes minimal this year.  In a bit of an excited state, I did leak this picture to Instagram earlier this week.  Sorry, I just couldn’t wait all week! 🙂

Last year, I began doing Guided Math in my classroom.  I wanted a table that I could use for small groups that was cute and stylish.  I didn’t find anything so I settled for a U-Shaped table.  It worked but didn’t fill “the look” that I wanted in my room.  My aunt refinishes furniture and had been on the lookout for a new table and chairs for my room.

So after the beginning of school last year, my aunt stumbled upon these random four chairs.  She set them aside just waiting for a table that was the right size and price.

Then, about a month ago, she found THIS!  The size is perfect and the price was FREE!  I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have asked for anything better.  🙂

She took a swatch of the wrapping paper that I used on my bulletin board in the background to Home Depot where they were able to color match the paint.  She threw a fresh coat of bright blue paint on the chairs and table base.  My favorite part of this table is the CHALKBOARD TABLE TOP!  Now I really hate writing with chalk, but my students will definitely love it!  I can’t wait to use this table for small groups next year.

Be sure to check out more great room improvements below! 🙂