This week I wanted to share some of the things I have made to decorate my classroom.
I am in love with this banner I made for over my desk! I was inspired by Maria Menore at Kinder-Craze and Leslie at Kindergarten Works. I love how bright it is, and it really cheers up my little corner of the room.
My second Made-It is my spruced-up bookshelf. There are so many of these out in the blogosphere, and I just had to try my hand at it. I used this wrapping paper from Target. I love how it goes so well with my colors! I may have to find a different way to hold my dictionaries so that the back of the shelf is visible.
Number three are my little curtains. I've had this fabric from Hobby Lobby for a while, and I finally got around to making the curtains. I love how such a little thing can make my room look so much homier. And I promise they're not really crooked, just my picture-taking skills :)
This calendar had been in the works for a while, and I finally finished it this past week. I used a pocket chart from the Target dollar spot (it's from last year, I think) to hold the cards, and a pencil-sized drawer organizer from Walmart to hold the extra cards. I am so happy with how this turned out! I plan on having the date already set for the first week, and then having a volunteer do it in each class every day.
So I know these aren't decor, but I'm so excited to use these "clocksicles" when we do our lesson on time. I laminated them so that they were dry-erasable and hot-glued the faces on large popsicle sticks. I go the idea from Denise at Second Grade Ponderings. She has a link at the bottom of her post to download these, but I couldn't get it to work, so I made my own in Silhouette Studio in 4 of my classroom colors (which are the same as my blog colors - can you say obsessed?) and had my Silhouette SD cut them out for me after I laminated them. I also used my Silhouette for the name banner and the calendar.
The last thing I want to share is a bought-it, but I love how well it matches my colors!
This is the $3.99 wall clock from Walmart. I bought it intending to switch out the face, but I was so happy to find it in this color, I think I'll just leave it alone (for now, at least...). They also had this clock in black, white, lime green, and hot pink.
What is your favorite classroom item this year?