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?
Love your choices!!!! I had a ton of people in my building who had to move. It was nice of you to think of the teacher coming in to your room!
I am trying all of my boards the same this year… we will see if I like it 🙂
Every New Beginning Blog
Love the polka dots! So bright and cheerful!
Smiling In Second Grade
I love your color scheme, so cheerful! My theme when I started teaching was Americana, think lots of red, white, and blue, because I inherited a lot from the teacher I replaced. However, I've kinda outgrown it and I hope to do a primary colored polka theme!
Stories From Second
Love the colors! So pretty and cheerful 🙂
All Students Can SHINE
haha! I just bought that same fabric on Sunday! It was in my blog yesterday! Great minds think alike, right?! LOVE your choices! 😉
Rowdy in Room 300
Looks so fun!! I love bright colors:)) Can't wait to see what it looks like!
Surfin' Through Second
Great choice of colors & you can't go wrong with polka dots! I can't wait to see it put together! I still have 6 days of school to go, but I'm getting there. 🙂
Learning Is Something to Treasure
Thanks for all the support, ya'll! I am sort of in love with the idea and hope it pulls together nicely next week. =)
Love the colors! Thanks for sharing your new stuff! One of my favorite parts of blogging is seeing other teachers' rooms!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
I love your color choices. Coordinating the colors will bring everything together. We still have one student day and one teacher workday. Then I'm going on vacation with some friends.
Ah! I love your color choices. I am thinking polka dots would be fun! It just has to match my rug. HAH.
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Adventures of Ms. Smith
The Polka Dots are adorable!! I am out of school. I have spent my time (since last Sunday) at my mom's. I love hanging out with my mom and so does my son.
Love the dots! I am moving one hallway over, so I feel your moving pain. Good luck!
I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
I think I will redecorating my room as well this summer. I am not moving classrooms, but it is time for a change. I hope all goes well!
Mrs. Ward's Teaching Journal
Thanks for linking up with the blog link up.
Just found your blog. It is fabulous!
I love your color scheme!
I am still in school until June 15th so I haven't had much time to begin to work on next year's decor, but I am thinking it will be either polka-dots or a black and white theme.
Love the color choices… what is the font you used on your letter cutters?
It's called Cheri.