Friday, July 10, 2015

Classroom Decorating: Day 3

I am exhausted, y'all! It's almost 9 o'clock and I really just want to take a bath and go to bed, but I wanted to share my progress today since it's finally starting to take shape. Plus, tomorrow's post will be chapter 3 in my Word Nerds book study. Be sure and read about chapter 1 and chapter 2 before tomorrow's post and if you don't have the book, go order it now! You will love it!!! :)
So, I arrived at my classroom this morning and starting putting up this board to kick off my black and white theme.
And then I realized I had no border. I haven't been to a school supply store ONCE this summer! Can y'all believe that?! I sure can't! I'm pretty sure the owners of my local school supply store couldn't either. :) 

Anyways, I went with the intention of purchasing ONLY border, but then I saw this:
Did y'all know they made patterned bulletin board paper?!?! I just had to get some. I mean, right? I could not pass this up! :) 

I was also shocked to discover pocket charts in other colors besides blue. I guess when you don't visit a school supply store in a year, they get new inventory! :) I needed a pocket chart for my word nerds board that I'm creating and really wanted a pretty green or purple, but I ended up with black since it was going on that pretty pink polka dot paper. 

So, after coming in for border ONLY, I left with this! I'm kinda over the chevron craze, but I did really like that pink chart paper! And I thought the black polka dot would work well with my black and white theme. The sentence strips are for my Word nerds board. 

The closest school supply store is about an hour away from me, so once I got back, I started to just call it a day and not return to the classroom, but I decided to go ahead and get a little bit done. I ended up getting 2 and 1/2 boards finished! This one is by far the biggest. It will display our comprehension skills and strategies anchor charts that we are working on during that grading period. Want to see what I'm teaching first? Check out this post. 





I found this lamp on clearance at Hancock's Fabric at the beginning of summer. Isn't it pretty? And that desk calender is from the Day Designer line by Blue Sky for Target. They have the prettiest calendars and agendas right now at Target. Love!

I haven't finished bordering this green board (future evidence board), but I wanted to show y'all how good it looks without any border at all. I'm seriously in love with this paper!

It's coming together! I can't wait to start decorating boards! :) I'll be back tomorrow with a Word Nerds post! :) Happy weekend! 

Be sure and check out my newest obsession, Agenda Planning, on my Life+Style blog Southern Belle Inspired :)

24 comments:

  1. Loving it! My daughter works at a school supply store. She is always updating me on new items! (No, she doesn't work on commission; ))

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    1. How neat! I think it would be so fun to work at a school supply store :)

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  2. Shut the front door! Soooooooo cute! How come my local store doesn't have polka dotted paper!!!????

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    1. I was surprised when I found it! I think you can order online though...the brand is called Fadeless. :)

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    2. Where there boards behind the paper that you put up? Or is the paper laying flat against the wall.

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  3. OMG... I am LOVING that adorable lamp. It's looking good! I'm jealous because my floors aren't even done yet. I mean... not even the furniture is out of the room! I go back IN THREE WEEKS!!! Get it together, people! This teacher needs to change a few things!!!!!

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    1. I normally have the classroom finished by this time in the summer! I've made myself too busy and now I never have time to go up there! I'm getting a little anxious about the amount of stuff I still have to get done!

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  4. Looks great! We are locked out of our rooms due to school cleaning until probably the end of the first week in August! Wondering how you attach your boards to the wall and do they stay all year! How do you attach the items that go on the boards and do you ever change them out or do they stay the same all year?

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    1. I too am curious as to how you are attaching the boards to the wall, and if they are staying put. I battle that problem every year.

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    2. I too am wondering how you are attaching those bulletin boards to the wall, and if they are staying put. I battle that every year, so I am very curious!

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    3. I talked about that is my new classroom decorating post here :)
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/07/classroom-decorating-day-5.html

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  5. Miter the corners of your striped border. They will look so much better.

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  6. I love the bulletin boards and the way your room is coming together!

    One question, I've noticed the VIP area on your door and I'm curious! Is there a blog post about it, or could you tell me more about what you post there?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Here's the post about the VIP area!
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/02/the-vip-area.html

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  7. Where did you get this paper? Love it! I also want to know about the VIP area. I am planning to have a student of the week next year.

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    1. The brand is called Fadeless :) Here's the post about the VIP area!
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/02/the-vip-area.html

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    2. Thanks!. I just found some on Dick Blick website. There are so many choices! I may have to redo my bulletin boards now!

      http://www.dickblick.com/products/fadeless-design-rolls/?clickTracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=12743-1001&gclid=CNSXlaq6g8cCFQ-PaQodiAsPrQ

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  8. There is a previous blog post about the VIP area earlier this year. What brand of paper did you get? I have only found black and white polka dot paper.

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    1. The brand is called Fadeless :) Here's the post about the VIP area!
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/02/the-vip-area.html

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  9. Looks fantastic! Can you please explain how you get the bulletin board paper to stay on the cinder block wall? Thanks!

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    1. I talked about that is my new classroom decorating post here :)
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/07/classroom-decorating-day-5.html

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  10. I use double sided command strips & my stuff holds great!

    Did you get the paper from the teacher supply store behind Gridiron?

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    1. I got it at Davie's in Anniston...someone said that place was going out of business!

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    2. I went in there and she said business has really picked up and she's praying it stays that way so she doesn't have to shut down. She has lots of cute stuff and she said if we want something that she doesn't have, she'll order it! She is such a sweet lady! I'm going to do my best to give her my business and spread the word to check her out!

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