I've worked hard to create a space that would be warm, welcoming, but not too overwhelming for students! I realize a "Pinterest Worthy Classroom" does not make a better teacher or learning experience, but I also realize that classroom community is the foundation to the school year. The first person students see is me, but this room is also something to be excited about! They will be spending more time awake, moving, learning, and creating in this classroom then they will at their own home (plus I enjoy creating the space for them).
Our birthday board follows the same idea, the black is my constant 'neutral' across the room, but the neon AstroBrights help make the space more colorful and fun. The months I simply typed, printed, and cut. The letters going down the center are a font used on the Cricut machine, it was a time consuming creation to make them but I actually recycled them up from my last classroom!