This year I decided on the theme of mustaches - partly because I just love them but also because they are one of my daughters favorite things!
My room does not have a great deal of stuff to 'decorate'. I decided to focus on the bulletin board by my door, the window in my door and the wall outside of my room. I also must give a shout out to Katie Wynkoop and my daughter for their amazing help in setting up the room! I couldn't have done it without their help!
The bulletin board right inside my door is seen by everyone, either as they walk into the room or as they are walking in the hallway. This is also the area of the room where I choose my start student at the end of each class, so we spend a good amount of time looking at it and I wanted it to be bright and cheerful. I used a Cricut Machine to cut out the letters and stapled tissue paper squares onto the board to make the mustache 3-d like.
Here is the wall outside of my room where I went went "Do you know this 'stache' of famous people?" I made frames out of paper that I printed out in a wood pattern, typed up a sign with the name, dates and what they are famous for and then added black mustache decals from Amazon.com to each one! The kids (and parents) have really enjoyed checking them out. I included both composers and artists. They are: Saint-Seans, Beethoven, Monet, Grieg, Kandinsky, Picasso, VanGogh, Wood, Tchaikovsky and Copland. These were chosen because I bring them into the music classroom at different points of the school year. Again, I cut out the letters on a Cricut Machine but this time I got smart and used Avery whole page labels so that the backs were sticky - it went so much faster!
Lastly, my door. It is very large and has lots of glass - which I do like being able to see through. so I did not cover up the entire thing so that we could see in and out as well have get some light. (This picture is taken looking into the hallway from my room). I printed out letters and taped to black construction paper. The mustaches are vinyl clings that I purchased from amazon.com.
I also have lots of space beside and above my door, so I decided to put a little mustache decoration there too.
Shout out to The Bulletin Board Lady - Tracy King for the Mustache Welcome Banner FREEBIE! Love it - you can download it here
I found these pencil eraser toppers at the dollar store and set them in my window sill. Not sure how many students have seen them because they are a little high, but many teachers have walked by and stood in the window so it looked like they had a mustache! I love that!
I also placed my mustache themed rules from my teacherspayteachers store at the front of my classroom but I seemed to have deleted that picture! Here is what they look like:
Here are some other pictures of my classroom (just to give you an idea of my space). Lots of storage and movement room. Both pictures are taken from the front of the room and you cannot see the SmartBoard and my computer desk.