Calendar Simplicity and Bright and Bold Classroom Essentials
I love them. SERIOUSLY. They are the best.
Every poster, anchor chart, label…and well ANYTHING that can go on my white boards gets backed with magnets.
One day after switching over my calendar cards for the new month it occurred to me that using magnets would make things a lot easier and this tedious job a lot faster.
All I did was take some of those adhesive magnets and cut them in half, then stuck them in the daily spaces.
My focus wall was screaming for a change.
These headers are much smaller than what I had up there, but are brighter and easy to read.
The black and white polka dot lines are made with washi tape. OBJECTIVE is spelled out using 3d stickers. Both the tape and the stickers are from Michael’s.
I love how much “cleaner” they look and how they brighten up the space.
I think the objectives and areas of focus will be a lot more enjoyable to look at with this simple, yet fun, change.
That change led to another change. I felt the base ten/number word cards could use a little update as well.
These cards sit below my main white board at the front of the room. The kids refer to them often when they write and during read/write the room. Having the abbreviations on them is a great improvement. I love that they are cute and a helpful tool for the kiddos. Now these essentials are cute and fun to look at, PLUS they add to the brightness in the room.
I then decided the Calendar headers could use a similar update. I put the calendar headers above the calendar using that Fun-Tak.
I really like the number line in my room, but thought I should bring some more cohesion into the room by creating a number line that went with the rest of the decor. Like my old number line, this one includes cues for odd and even numbers and/or counting by 2s (the placement of the colorful half circle at the top vs the bottom) and counting by 5’s (all of the 5s have yellow half circles).
In all, my decor overhaul led to a whole lot of fabulous elements that I am super excited about.