For a few years now, my colors have been turquoise, teal and lime green. Every year I buy new variations of those colors and freshen up the decor. I found a new pattern of duct tape at Walmart the other day. It's black geometric designs with turquoise and lime green! After I added this new light turquoise fabric to a table, I used the duct tape to add pizzazz to the top of the fabric on this table and the lime green one.
Around Christmastime, I bought a whole bunch of pegboards from Target. I gave my daughters enough to cross-stitch their kids' names and I had enough left over to stitch my new married name. I chose to sew with 1/8" ribbon in the space around each letter. I also didn't center the letters to add variety. I used Command picture hanging strip to stick them to the wall.
This is a view from my door. The table on the left under the bulletin board will be getting a tutu skirt around it on the next trip. A sample of the tutu is shown below.
Because my teacher-neighbor won't be returning next year, I raided his classroom to get tables that matched mine. I took my mismatched ones over to his old room! I'm a little bit OCD and last year the tables drove me crazy!! Now I have 14 2-person tables, which I set up into 7 4-person groups. There is so much room to walk around the tables so I shouldn't be tripping on backpacks all year!
Behind my GATOR flag was a huge mess of blue internet cables. This was one of the things not on my list but needed to be cleaned up. It took about 10 minutes to get them either pushed into the ceiling or tucked into the grey sleeves. It was such an improvement. I moved my flag into this spot to kinda hide the grey sleeves. Now I have a huge blank space on that wall. I look forward to creating something to fill it!
This is one of my MANY pocket charts. This year I am pulling it back out for a Word Wall. I have hundreds (no kidding) of sentence strips from Dollar Tree that I will be writing all the vocabulary words on, to place in the clear pockets. This was another thing not on my list.
I haven't decided what I want to put on this bulletin board. Last year, I titled it DATA CENTER and put grades (by lunch number) or my list of clicker numbers on there as needed. Sometimes it contained a new seating chart when I got tired of the current one. The table held all the handouts for that day, so students would picked them up as they walked in. It saved time and disruptions by not having to pass papers out.
This board is actually a whiteboard whose surface has seen better days. I can't even use it without having to spray cleaner on it to get marker off. I hot glued black bulletin board paper over it to create a Growth Mindset bulletin board I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers (link).
I'm contemplating whether or not I want to use this owl border for the Growth Mindset bulletin board. I'll probably create the board then decide. The colors do match perfectly though!
And finally, a panoramic photo right before I left for the day. I truly hate the mauve and burgundy countertop and cabinets! They seriously clash with my awesome blues and greens!!! If I could cover or paint them, I certainly would!