Sunday, September 16, 2012
I forgot to post pictures of my hallway this year. In keeping with the pennant theme, I make these huge art supplies and hung the pennants from them. I don't think I can top last year's circle tree, but this will do!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Warning! This post is photo heavy!!
School has been back in session for a week and I am still adding decorations to my room. It is a work in progress, for sure! This year, I wanted to use pennants in my room to liven up the space.
Here is a view of my room from the door.
Each table is color coordinated, as before, but this year, I put the tissue poofs above the table rather than use the table signs. I didn't want to admit it, but those signs usually ended up being gross by the end of the year. I figured these will stay up and out of the way.
Each table has a bucket and tub to keep their everyday supplies in: pencils, black permanent marker, erasers.
Here is a shot of my room from the rear, by the sinks.
To make the pennants, I cut a bunch of triangle from various papers.
(I can't seem to get this photo to rotate, Hmmm...)
Next, I ran a line of hot glue along the top of the flag and attached a ribbon.
Keep going until you reach your desired length, and Voila!
I added pennants with my name to the front of my desk.
Some of the kids still can't remember my name, even though I have had them for years!
I even made a valance for my windows.
Next, I went crazy re-labeling everything. I am loving the rainbow effect I have going on this year.
Don't you hate it when this happens? Ugh!!!
Have I told you about my picture files? I have several photo references that are laminated and placed in these boxes by category.
For example, if they need a photo of an animal to reference for a drawing, they simply look in file #4. Where have I gotten my photos? Calendars, magazines, books- anywhere I can!
These are the boxes I keep the supplies in for each grade level project they are currently working on.
These are the folders that I keep the student's projects in.
They are labeled, of course!
At the front of the room, I have my project charts, ART letters, and something new- a plate that the students have to sign out on when they leave the room.
I just bought a $1 melamine plate at Wally World and hot glued a ribbon at the top.
I also glued a pom-pom to the end of a white board marker for an eraser. They sign out when they leave and erase when they return. The art room can be very busy and I like to have that visual of who is out of the room at all times!
But, here is the dilemma- what to call the plate...
You may remember my project charts from last year. I thought they were too boring, so they got a makeover also. And, since you are such loyal followers, I have provided them as a PDF for you to print, There are two different sizes and also two different posters, organized by grade level.
Simply print them out, glue onto a poster board, and laminate. You can write on them with a dry erase marker and erase them when you change projects!
Here are a few more scenes from my room.
Posters I have hanging up.
I saw this idea online and re-vamped it. Can't find the original file to share it, though. Sorry!!
Found this one at the blog Stay At Home Artist
And this one I found on Pinterest and re-typed it up myself. If I can find the original, I will give credit! I think you deserve a reward for making it this far. How about another printable?
A few more shots.
And, finally, a photo just to show how far I have come since August 1.
Thank you for viewing my room. I love seeing other teachers' rooms, so if you have photos on your blog, please leave a comment with a link so I can see!!
Oh, by the way, I have added a printable for the Art Sandwich I discussed on the last post.
A gift to you for being so loyal!