I've been working in my classroom for three weeks now and I can finally say I am DONE with the decorations. I'm done with everything I had planned, at least. Here are some before pictures.
It was a total blank canvas
Since I'm teaching middle school also (6th and 7th), I wanted a theme that would include them as well as be functional for the elementary aged kids. Here's what I came up with.
My door. Complete with recreations of famous concert posters and an original one for my class, The Rockin' Raiders.
View as you walk in. This is my favorite part of my room! The stage is complete with curtains, rope lights, and the hanging sign. To create a wall, I turned 3 storage cabinets backward, covered them in black paper, and hung this backdrop. Not only is it a cool piece, it also serves as a makeshift closet on the side.
My funky curtains that have attracted alot of attention. I had to have someway to hide the outdoor distractions and it just so happens that the curtains fit into my theme perfectly.
Another feature that I'm proud of is my word wall. I love all the colors!
At this point all I have left to do is organize materials... I just HAD to do all the fun stuff first.
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