Here's my progress so far...
I'm really loving my black chalkboards! They were brown and my sister and I painted them with chalkboard paint.
Our school colors are red, black and white. I think it's really important to instill a sense of pride in my kiddos, so I use our school colors to decorate my room. Our mascot is a pirate so there will be some pirates throughout our classroom too...eventually!
And then I have tables full of piles to be hung up or put away...somewhere!
I'm nowhere near finished, but I feel a little better knowing that most of my furniture is arranged and all of my bulletin boards are covered with black fadeless paper and red, black and white borders.
I also spent a lot...A LOT of time on my classroom library this week! (Sorry this picture is fuzzy.) Every book is sorted and I'm on the hunt for a few more red and black baskets.
I then made labels for every set of books. A label for the book box and coordinating labels to stick on every book.
Ta da!!! It's going to take a bit of time to organize my books like this but I think it will pay off in the end! I'm hoping that this will make it easier for the kiddos to help shelve their own books after they're done reading them in their book boxes.
On another note...I am no longer permitted to use spray paint. Enough said.