As people are getting ready to go back and posting pics of their classrooms, I’m starting to have pattern overload!
POLKA DOTS….CHEVRON….CHALKBOARD….OH MY!!
Now don’t get me wrong…I love these patterns. But in moderation. While I like Chevron, I sometimes find it distracting…especially if words are placed on it or around it. I love the chalkboard look….but would not want to print that much ink!! I only print a few small things in colour. Most things I print in black and white on coloured paper.
Most products I see people making these days have either chevron, polka dots or chalkboard in them! Or all 3! And use a ton of ink to print! I don’t think I have 1 thing that is chevron in my classroom. The only thing I’m putting up that’s chevron is my new DIY corkboard!
Also a lot of classroom pics I’ve looked at on blogs, have their bulletin boards completely filled already with posters and charts and doo-dads. (is that a word?)
My bulletin boards are always blank the beginning of the year, except for one that is a welcome back board with the kids work from our Stepping Up Day when I met them in June. What does everyone else do? Do you put up lots of stuff on your bulletin boards or keep them fairly blank?
To each their own though! Don’t hate me!! I know teachers spend lots of time and their OWN money on their classrooms (me included) so you should be able to have it however you like. You are going to be spending about 10 hours a day in it right?
For my own room, I’ve been looking for more baskets/bins lately that are more natural. Here’s a few I found that I plan to add to my class this year.
I also found a cute one that will hold our class Ipad and our class cameras.
And I found these for our math notebooks this year. Last year I used composition notebooks and I found them too small. The kids had a hard time cutting and gluing things inside, the pages kept ripping, they were hard to turn, ugh. So we will see if these are better! And they were only .10 cents at Superstore! I may have returned a few times as you can only get 6 at a time! lol
Anybody else buy anything for their rooms? Anybody love chevron and polka dots and now want to throw rocks at me? (please don’t! lol …I love the pattern!! I do!!)