So, as I ponder and rearrange Pinterest Boards, I thought I would share some thoughts for the way things look for next year or some things I would like to try. Here are my
TOP 5 PINTEREST IDEAS TO TRY FOR NEXT YEAR-DECORATOR EDITION:
I think this is simple, effective, and super cute. I have a love/hate relationship with my calendar. I love having one; I hate changing the month. It just gets put off every month. I will be halfway through the next month and someone will come in the room and say, "Kim, it's April...and you still have February up!" Last year I had a student that obsessed about my calendar so I never had to fix it, sadly he moved on to middle school. Now I have to employee my daughter to fix it. :) I like that this has all information stuff in one area place, not to mention I love the polka dots!
I enjoy this saying so much. I never know what to put on my door, that is one thing that I do not really enjoy doing, but these words are so powerful and meaningful. I do want my students to know that I love and value them. I may change up the saying a teensy bit, but I want to do something like this. Quotes are so fun!
This is a super cool classroom reward system. The teacher at this blog assessed what each group of his students would like for a reward and then if the students' behavior earns a letter then they choose where to put the letter on the word. When a word is filled up the class earns what they spell. The different colors are for the different groups he has during the day. I think this would work wonderfully for my resource room. My colleagues and I are always refilling candy buckets and treasure boxes, but these items are rewarding and LOW cost! Win, win!! (Click on the picture to go the blog post about this behavior incentive)
http://emilystuff.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/spring-cleaning/ I found some interesting ideas and food for thought here!
Finally, because this is just so stinkin' cute! I love deco mesh wreaths and I could totally make this. The colors are adorable and this would be a perfect accent for my door!
I don't want to wish my life away, but I wish it were time to get next year's room ready! :)
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