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Saturday, August 27, 2016

COMPUTER LAB CLASSROOM REVEAL

The start of a new school year demands new bulletin boards, wall decorations, color schemes, and anything else that will help motivate and inspire middle schoolers to learn! I left SOME things up from last year- like the Create and Collaborate poster I made with the heads and gears. I just love how that turned out.  I also left up my shortcuts circles because that's the best place for them.  The APPle tree made the cut, too, because it's soon to be fall and more APPles are ready to grow on that tree :)

First the before photos:




And now for the reveal!!

This view is to the right as you walk in the lab door.

I am teaching 6th,7th, and 8th grade English this year on top of all the technology classes for K-8, so I added a few English bulletin boards/displays, and of course- the cursive banner!

My desk space! The big blue square with the red border is where my epson projects onto the wall.  LOVE my projector- and it's whiteboard capabilities, WITHOUT the whiteboard!

View of the front of the lab from the back of the lab.
One of my favorite changes was the curtains I made for the shelves. We store ALL the printer paper in those shelves and it was quite unsightly.  Not anymore!

My ever popular Tip-Top Typists board- new color scheme from the original one!

Here's one of the English displays I  mentioned. A great find I copied from Pinterest.

And another copy from Pinterest.  This speaks to my heart. Whoever came up with this is genius!

My lab door.

I made all the teachers grades 3-8 these posters so that we all are on the same "page" regarding the students' paper format. Made them in Publisher and saved as a JPEG, uploaded to Walgreens and TADA!
I placed them on the back of the door and they fit there nicely.



I bough a roll of whiteboard adhesive paper for the homework board. I used washi tape to divide it. Other brilliant teachers have done this in our school and I borrowed the idea from them.





Sunday, January 17, 2016

Winter Snowman Themed Computer Lab Door or Bulletin Board

I loved hunting for fun winter or snow themed fonts for my computer lab door!  They were found at 1001freefonts.com.  I'm super busy at school this year, so my door is pretty simple this time around.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Computer lab door or bulletin board

It's the start of a new school year!  Time to decorate the computer lab door to welcome the students back. This year I made an acrostic poem and used blooms taxonomy words. The computer is such an awesome tool to do all these things!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Paper Star Garland and Pennant Banner for Computer Lab Makeover

I'm giving my computer lab a makeover this year!  I'm so happy it's being painted this summer.  It was a pale baby blue and now it's a darker gray/blue so anything I put on the walls will POP!
I'm trying to stick to a color theme, too.  I've chosen navy and lime green.  We have blue rolling computer chairs and gray tables so keeping blue was a necessity.  We are St. Patrick School, so the green is a no brainer! Together they look fantastic and I was happy to find a good stash of those colors in my scrapbooking paper supply.


My first decoration is a star garland that I cut on my Cricut  and SCAL using the star shape already installed in Sure Cuts a Lot, and then quickly sewed together on the sewing machine.  I made one long string of about 60 stars and I will cut it as needed when I get in the lab to decorate.  I cut the stars in different sizes ( anywhere from 2"- 5") and then just fed them into the sewing machine, leaving a bit of thread between each one.

My second project was a pennant banner using the same papers (except white).  I plan to hang it across a bulletin board or in an empty corner of the lab.  Again, I'll have to figure it out when I get in there.  I cut 12 triangles on the Cricut- they are about 8" long.  This is just a partial photo of the pennant. I punched holes with a hole punch and threaded them together with a thin ribbon.  They cutest and easiest way to keep them in place on the ribbon was to tie ribbon strips between each pennant.  I used coordinating ribbons and it turned out ADORABLE!

Of course, I will post an entire gallery of photos of this makeover - both before and after photos- when it's complete :)  Stay tuned!