Underneath the whiteboard is a difficult dead place to post things. What I have done is transform it into a turn in station! This is where my kiddos turn in their Center Work. It is a quick way for me to see who has missing work.
ABOVE the white board has a similar problem. I have 6 white boards in my classroom- that’s right folks, SIX! This white board is on the side of the room where our door is, so it doesn’t get a lot of attention from students. PLUS, hanging things above white boards is an especially difficult task for this 5 foot teacher. All last year this was just a plain black space. This year I am switching up my classroom theme from Owls, Polka Dots and Chevron to a Fancy Fourth Grade Forest. Every forest needs some greenery, so above this white board, I created some lovely rolling hills with fadeless paper. I haven’t figured out what else I will add to this once it is done, but it looks WAY better than just black and it will tie in the room’s theme nicely.
Last but not least, since I have 6 white boards in my room, plus a Smart Board, some built in shelves, and a sink… I don’t have a lot of actual bulletin board space. So I have to get creative and what I’ve done is transform the hallway into a bulletin board! The students love having their work displayed outside for others to see. Whenever I change it up, they look to see where there’s is and they search with such pride!
This year I got some amazing fadeless paper that looks like wood from Amazon Prime. I have always wanted to layer my border and watched some amazing tutorials like Kinder Craze’s, but I did not have the time nor the patience to measure and use a hot glue gun. I simply stapled and layered as I went piece by piece. I think they still came out quite fancy! I love the final product and I created a matching one on the other side of my door so I can share even more of my student’s work!
Now it is your turn to join in on the fun! I know some of you have already started back at school or are just about to. If you are like me, I don’t start school until September, so I haven’t been in my classroom much yet. Don’t worry, you can still participate! The idea for Decor & More is not to do a huge classroom reveal, but a snapshot (or some snapshots) of areas in your classroom. It can be: a bulletin board or a bulletin board tip, supply bins, what you use for bathroom passes, how you keep track of pull-outs, PE equipment storage, desk arrangements… It can be a tutorial on how you’ve organized your library, your data wall, centers, a classroom theme… it can be ANYTHING and it doesn’t have to be something huge or time consuming. Simply drag this image….
…into powerpoint and share 1 or more things and link up. Here are the flashes to help organize and break up your post! Remember, you have all week to link up.
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