We have major renovations going on in our school, which will continue throughout the school year. I am biting at the bit to get in my room to get it ready, but it seems that’s not any time soon. So I wait.
I have many ideas bouncing in my head but I feel actually being there is what it will take to pull some ideas together.
I initially thought about painting the walls, but time and lack of decision will not allow it. So here’s my color scheme for now…
My walls are a buttery yellow. My teacher chairs and window treatments are the floral fabric seen above. I completed those last summer and this fabric is very happy beside the wall color.
My tall wooden shelf is at home painted Watery Atoll Aqua. I have many green baskets, storage boxes that compliment this shade of blue. If time allows, I will paint my teacher desk and short shelf as well.
I picked up some green fabric to cover my bulletin boards, two of which I will border with this gears motif…
Essential Questions for current units of study will be on one of these boards. The other one will toggle between visual patterns, notice & wonder, Would You Rather and other thought-provoking prompts, hoping to integrate student interaction somehow.
One of my skinny boards up front will be used as an anchor chart for Sentence Starters to build accountable talk/debate, questioning.
I would like to play off this poster I saw at Mardel’s while at TMC…
Good Thinkers Spotted Here to celebrate out of the box ideas, questions, student statements. My concern @tchmathculture and @cheesemonkeys will this add to status in a non-productive way?
Somewhere in the room, I would like Shout-Out space for students to celebrate successes as the year progresses. Last year, I used a Wall of Champions, would like a similar idea, but not necessarily limited to academics. Here’s a suggestion from Pinterest