Friday, December 15, 2017

Fall themed Computer Lab Door or Bulletin Board

We got some navy blue door paper and it was the perfect backdrop for my fall themed door this season! The squirrel and pumpkins are from The leaves were on Cricut Design Space and from one of my linked cartridges. I used SCAL to do the wording because I love how easy it is to create a shadow with that program. I then export the file and upload to Design Space to cut.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Snowflake Word Clouds for Computer Lab Door for Catholic Schools Week

We had Catholic Schools Week a couple of weeks ago and we all decorate our doors to celebrate our Open House.  A couple of birch trees, a few red cardinals (we are in Virginia), and snowflake word clouds the 5th graders created adorn my computer lab door this year.
We used the Tagxedo website to make the snowflakes.  The students chose words they felt described our school. The hardest part was cutting out the snowflakes!  Yes, my "S"in snow is upside down- as a student pointed out to me this past week. :)  oops!

Saturday, August 27, 2016


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  I'm super busy at school this year, so my door is pretty simple this time around.