I have to say, I was probably more ready for summer break than anyone else. My husband had the paper chain countdown going and I had every intention of skipping out of school on the last day without looking back. I did have a whole bag of math centers laminated to cut and assemble, but other than that it was going to be a summer of lazing and “me” time. Then my principal told me in the last few hours of school on that final day that our classroom would be moving next door.
It put me into total back-to-school mode in order to get out of my current room so the new teacher can move in. You might have read about my color scheme debate last week. I’m back to report that I have made some decisions. I just couldn’t do all the boards the same. It just felt too plain to me with all the space I have to cover. However, I am sticking with the same color scheme and borders to tie it all together instead of having each board look different like they have in the past.
Soooo…. bright polka dots are in! I’ll be painting purple, blue, and green boards with the orange as an accent color for words, labels, and page borders. I’m going to stick with our Furry Friends monsters in the hallway and a few touches in the room so the students have some characters to identify our room with too. I’m making new curtains out of this fabric and will be covering our bench and skirting our table with coordinating fabric.
I’m thinking I’ll use a solid border under a printed border for each of the boards. The tags will be for our coat rack and behavior board. I’ll play around with it some more once my husband can help me get the bulletin boards painted next week.
I’m also getting a lot of use out of my new Silhouette Cameo cutter. I’ve made all new bulletin board letters. How cute are these?
I definitely didn’t put this much thought into coordinating our room before. As I updated boards and decorations throughout the years, I’d usually just worked on one board at a time without thinking about how they all fit together. I definitely think this will make our room feel even more pulled together and cozy. The updates have also kept me excited to be doing all this work when I had planned to be laying in the hammock with a good book, haha. 😉
Are you out of school yet? If so, how are you spending all of your glorious free time? If not, how many more days do you have?