I have been working full time this summer and it has made it VERY difficult to get to my classroom. I have been working on an activity crate (picture to come later) all summer. It is essentially a milk crate with files of all the major subject areas in math and reading so that I can have different games and activities to pull out whenever I need them. I have just recently started coming up with a color scheme and ideas for decorating. Last year I got hired so late and it took so long to get going, my room never really got as cute as I would have liked so this year I am excited to get it all dolled up!! My first project was to make a magnet board to hang above my desk.
Last year, I would have notes and reminders and school information cluttered all over my desk and they always got lost or ruined so I thought this would be a good idea to help keep them more organized (which I am a bit obsessive over).
I chose to do a brown, green, pink, and blue color scheme in my room this year. I think it is cute but not overwhelming like bright colors can be, which is good for kiddos that struggle with attention.
To make the board, I bought a magnetic white board at Big Lots (super cheap!!) used some of my scrapbook paper to decorate, painted the edges green and covered it with contact paper. I think it turned out really cute. I am hoping to do some more crafty things to decorate the room in the next 3 weeks before school starts so stay tuned!
I also went to United Art and Education today (Love Love Love teacher stores) and got some really cute things to add to my color scheme.
I was so excited and I can't wait to go to my room after work tomorrow and start getting it all set up!