The school year is in full swing. In fact, we have been in school for over a month now. I wanted to share with you some pictures of how I use color in my classroom, and then give YOU a chance to WIN a full box of Astrobrights paper. (Trust me…it’s a LOT of paper.)
I love using bright colors in my classroom. Color makes me happy, so when I am decorating a space that I am going to spend the majority of my daytime hours in, of course, I want it to be inviting.
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Welcome to My Classroom
I love my classroom door this year. I used blue painters tape to make the lines. Then, I cut letters out using my Cricut Explore. For the pencil, I had a local copy shop enlarge a clipart image for me.
This bulletin board is on the outside hallway before coming into my classroom. I loved using the bright Astrobrights paper and my Cricut to cut out the letters for my board. I also added some bright tissue paper pompons from Hobby Lobby.
The bulletin board above is in my classroom. It’s a huge board that runs from the ceiling to the floor. I covered it in pink wrapping paper two years ago, and it still hasn’t faded. I take pictures of my students to post on this board. Then, they write their names on sentence strips to staple underneath their pictures. This is a board that stays up all year because the students love using their classmates names in their writing.
My Teacher’s Desk
I don’t have the easiest last name to spell, so I always make sure that my name is displayed somewhere in my classroom. I made this banner using Astrobrights paper and ribbon. I printed a letter onto each page of cardstock, then I cut a triangle out of the bottom of each page. I punched holes into the tops of the paper and strung it on ribbon. Such an easy and bright decoration.
The colors of paper I used were: Cosmic Orange™, Sunburst Yellow™, Martian Green™, Gamma Green™, Lunar Blue™, Gravity Grape™, Fireball Fuchsia™, Celestial Blue™, and Re-Entry Red™.
I finally purchased some new tubs from Lakeshore Learning. My old ones were from Big Lots and after a couple years of use, they were needing to be replaced. Using Maria’s labels, the classroom library is super organized this year.
Other Areas of my Classroom
This is the side of an ugly, brown metal vent. It was a huge eyesore in my classroom. I used chalkboard contact paper to cover the side of it, and then covered it with character words. This is a FREE download in my store.
I cut circles out of lime green and pink vinyl to place on my guided reading table. The students can use these as dry erase boards during small group instruction.
This is my calendar area. Wrapping paper to the rescue again. This polka dotted wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby has lasted for two years without fading.
I have a string attached to my ceiling to display student work using clothespins. I printed these signs on Astrobrights paper to display for back to school.
My station board area is bright and colorful using Astrobrights cardstock to display students names. Again, shout out to the pink wrapping paper!
Now It’s Your Turn
Thank you for touring my room. Now, that I’ve shown you how I use color in my classroom to get ready for back to school, show ME how you have Colorized Your Classroom this year. I’m excited to announce that one lucky winner will win Astrobrights Papers to use in their classroom this year. Astrobrights will also give you extras of your three favorite colors.
Follow these instructions for your chance to win.
1. Snap a photo of your back to school ready classroom.
2. Post your picture on Facebook and tag me @funinfirstblog and tag @astrobrights in the photo or caption. (You may want to check your privacy settings to make sure I can see your picture.)
3. Use the hashtag #colorizeyourclassroom in your post. This is VERY important because this is how we will know your post is an entry!
I am so excited to see what you will share!
You will also have one more chance to win, so check out Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits on September 18th.
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