It's the weekend ya'll.
*high five* to that, right??
My room is just shy of being finished...until I get on Pinterest.
I seriously gotta stop that.
I kinda prefer my to-do list to be on the decline.
So here's the fun that's been my life the last two weeks:
I'm not the biggest fan of my circa 1970's pad- but I did the best I could.
Truthfully, I'm just happy to be done.
It's a far cry from where I was a week ago!
And the best part is my view of our new school construction!
When the faux wood paneling gets to be too much- I just look out the window and dream about our new building.
My dream art room inches closer every.single.day.
Okay-Quick tour of my digs!
But first, let me just say- I really struggled with all the brown.
I considered painting- but it quickly bailed once I opened my closet and everything fell out.
Okay- here we go...
View from my front door.
My color theory board. LOVE it!
I grabbed free paint strips at Wally World to demonstrate tinting.
So perfect and EASY!
So to the left of my color board is the back corner of the room- aka- my office!!
Mega excited to have my own space!
My favorite area is located just through that door...
MY PAPER CUTTING AREA!
That's my best choir voice- people.
Something about organization and defined spaces just makes my heart happy.
So, the left of my office is the bathroom and my walk-in storage closet.
This baby was a BEAST and took up the bulk of my time last week- cleaning, organizing and throwing away items that were labeled from 1979!
Have ya'll ever heard paint thump??
For real- hard as a rock.
Now everything is sorted...they just need labels- like, yesterday.
I keep opening every.single.box to find packing tape or a hole punch.
Labels are on the top priority list come Monday!
Get it? "sm-ART choices"??
I crack myself up!
Here's my behavior tracking for each grade level.
I'm missing a few clippies but that's Dollar Tree's fault.
They were sold out.
So here's the plan- since this is the first time I'm keeping up with 40 something classes, I knew I needed SIMPLE.
Each grade level has a pallet. Each teacher has a clip.
The word "ART" is on the board- keep all 3 letters= move a clip.
Loose a letter, don't move a clip.
The clips will start with yellow and move all the way around the pallet.
Once a class makes the full circle, we'll play an art game or paint outside!
Quick and easy- that's how I roll people.
So, last stop is the front of the room...
Here's my objective board.
Yes- that's a brown chalkboard.
I was DREADING chalk until I found these bad boys @ Michaels!
The red doesn't show real well on the brown board- I gotta change that.
But-they're wet erase so the kids grimy little fingers can't destroy my hard work ;)
Here's a better shot of my ABCs/Vocabulary.
I knew I wanted alphabet support for my Kinders and higher vocab for the middle & upper grades so this is what I threw together. I like it- plus it doesn't take up too much space like a word wall would have.
This is my way of bringing in academic vocabulary for common core too- double win! :)
I'm just realizing that the words aren't centered- HA!
I made these lil guys based on a Pinterest find.
If you would like a copy of my art ABC's above or my career posters you can snag them for free from my TpT store!
I found some wall space to put our art elements up.
These free babies are on Pinterest too and I couldn't print fast enough!
Anything to save me a minute or two or ten, right?
That's just about it, I suppose.
I still need to hang my scrap paper bunting to add a lil color to the ceiling.
And then I think I'm done decorating.
Oh wait- I'm mega excited to show you this!!!!
I can't believe I almost forgot!
Yep-It's a car magnet stuck to my front door!!
It can handle the weather and shouldn't fade!
I designed it and uploaded to VistaPrint.
Paid ten bucks and it was at my school 5 days later!
Seriously love that company!!
Okay- so that's it!
I'm so used to having a million little sections of my room that function for every aspect of my day. It's an odd feeling planning a room for just one subject area.
I'm loving the lack of stress!
Can't wait to get my little artists next week...
Here's a sneak peek at our first project!
I'll be doing it with all grade levels to make a school-wide mural display.
I'm gonna switch it up a bit- each grade level will have a color scheme so that when it goes up in the hallway, it will flow more like a rainbow.
I'll be back later to share some new tips that I've discovered this week!
Until then- enjoy your Saturday peeps!