Thursday, August 30, 2012

My New Classroom {So Far}

I spent all summer working on DIY projects and 2 weeks moving from my old classroom into my new one and getting it all put together. I am SOOOOOO happy with how it has turned out so far. The yellow is so bright and cheery! :)

I have changes rooms and grade levels several times {due to low enrollment} so this year I decided I was not going to include my grade or room number on my welcome sign. I went with my last initial so now I can take it anywhere with me. :) And in case you are wondering, no I did not paint my door gray to match, but don't think I wouldn't have. :)

This is my desk area. Everything you see is a DIY project from this summer! I was so excited to finally see all the projects in action. I was grinning from ear to ear and doing that little yeah me clap that you hope no one sees you doing. :)

Dry erase calendar made from fabric, ribbon and an old picture frame.

Chicken wire frames are perfect for displaying all the FABULOUS art work your students make for you.

I made this sign from an old pallet and vinyl.

I am a party girl at heart so my love of paper fans carried over into my classroom.

I added fabric flowers to picture mats I bought at the dollar store and voila, super cute {and super cheap} picture frames!

I spray painted an old lamp, recovered the lamp shade and added fabric flowers to add a touch of home to my library area.

I didn't like my rainbow colored ABC line so I used my polka dot border to create my own custom ABC line. It looks so much cuter!
The writing wall for displaying all of their wonderful writing.

Paper mache letter are fun way to add some dimension to your walls.

I used the coordinating scrapbook paper to make pinwheels and added them to my torn fabric garland. I like the shabby chic and whimsy feel of it. :)

I used chalkboard tags for the student names so next year I don't have to buy new tags I just have to erase the names! I know, that was a good idea wasn't it.

I added a mini torn fabric banner in the window above my door.

I made a pennant banner  to hang across my window. {That blind is broken so it doesn't close all the way and it drives me nuts!!}

I used chalkboard labels for everything. :)

So what do you think? It's still a work in progress, but my students and I love to walk into our cheery classroom every day. :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Clipboard Frame

Don't you LOVE this super cute clipboard? Follow these simple steps to make your own.

Easy right? It makes such a great addition to your classroom and it adds a ton of style! You can use it to display anything from your lunch menu or computer sign up sheet to your newsletter. Best of all it's student friendly so they can change it for you. What do you think? How are you going to use yours?