These pictures are the view when you walk through the door. I made sure to incorporate bright colors to accompany the black and white theme. The desks are old and dark brown, and the walls are tan/brown, so the black and white colors did wonders to that dull look that naturally happens in older buildings.
I just had to have these Domino Number Cards from Maria over at Kinder Craze. The black series complimented the colors I was already using so nicely, and they fit right at the top of my bulletin boards. (And yes, I measured;) I have had so many compliments on these! Click here to see how she uses these cards in her classroom!
I used the white borders on the black, and the black borders on the white paper, and they turned out so well! I think these numbers fit right in! And they hid that brownish tan bulletin board really nicely:)
I tried to get a good shot of the numbers with the bulletin board under, but this is the best one I’ve got. You have to use a tape measure and a level if you want this to work. Don’t try it without these two things! If you have a hard time with getting your bulletin boards right, be sure to visit my Bright Ideas Post on Getting Perfect Bulletin Boards Without Wasting Any Time!
I have decided to try the Whole Brain Teaching method for classroom management this year, and it has been wonderful so far. I have downloaded Whole Brain Teaching Rules Posters from RaraDT on TeachersPayTeachers. The poster set fit perfectly on my cupboards.
On the other cupboard, I have my Free Scales for Learning Posters. Be sure to click on the picture or the link to learn how I use them in my classroom.
Near my horseshoe table, I have all my reading group data folders organized by color. Notice all the brown! I am taking any suggestions or ideas on how to cover this up. Be sure to follow the link or click on the picture to my Bright Ideas Post on how I organize and track my reading group data with these folders.
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