Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getting My New Room Ready

Other than moving to a larger room, this year is not too different from any other year.  I continue to use a color scheme of turquoise, teal and lime green.  This first photo is of the bulletin board to the left as students walks in my room.  The title is "Data Center" and will contain their grades (using their ID number) by period and changed at the end of each week.  It also contains a reminder to continue reaching their goals that we will set and revise each 9 weeks.  Above the BB are 3 chalkboard butterflies with remnants of 3 vinyl tablecloths behind them for added color.  You'll see the tablecloths further down.

This is a piece of turquoise fabric hot-glued to the wall to create another BB.  This will contain tweets by each of my students, color-coded, of course, by period.  The # is styrofoam that came packed with our airboat radiator.  I have another one that's thicker to use later.  This one I covered with lime scrapbook paper on the front only.  Here is the worksheet I use.

I used 8 rolls of fine mesh in 4 different colors to cover the ugly burgundy doors leading in to the storage room and office.  The other one is further down this wall.  I hot-glued black fabric to the back side of the window, which actually creates an illusion of a two-way mirror.  Since my command hooks won't stick to the window, my Mom used 3 heavy duty magnets to stick my calendar pocket chart to the window frame.

This is the assignment board and my desk area.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the 11 hexagons, words and letters to create the title.  

Here is a close-up of the title.  My phone camera was acting crazy, not showing true colors.  My daughter fixed it at lunch after these pics were taken.

I bought this at Michaels after wanting it for a couple of years.  It was marked down from $79.99 to $29.99 and I couldn't resist!  I put my colored paper in rainbow order and stored it in these drawers.

The jewelry organizer will hold my clickers and the rotating shoe organizer will hold calculators.  I'm not sure how I will use the lime green organizer yet.  I bought the clothing rack at IKEA for $12.99!

Here's the other door I mentioned earlier.  I created those dodecahedron balls with my Silhouette Cameo also.  They are probably my favorite of all my decorations!!  The GROUPS Expectations poster is actually another piece of turquoise fabric with a green masking tape (from Hobby Lobby) border.

It's kinda hard to read, but the plates spell out my name.  Again I used my Silhouette for those letters and the ones for MAKE YOURSELF PROUD.

 Here is my podium I made years ago, painted to match my decor.  It had some double sided stickies stuck to it so I covered those with 3D flowers and my name again (Silhouette).  My Mom weaved a spring rod through the fabric shower curtain to cover yet another burgundy door.  In the background, you can see the other #.

Finally, here are the three vinyl tablecloths.  They were 54"x108".  I cut off 10" from each (see butterflies).  These are folded in half and hot-glued to the plastic valance, making them come down 27" from the ceiling.  They don't block the light but they do add so much color!

Once I get all the stuff organized, I'll add photos.  The counter is starting to look like it will for the students.  It will contain all the supplies they need each day as well as being the spot where they turn in their work (2 sets of pink trays, also IKEA $8.99 each set).