Wow, I can't believe I already have some followers on such a new blog! I'm glad I've decided to take the step and start one! I plan on visiting each of your blogs this afternoon to learn a little more about everyone.
School starts in two weeks for me, but I've been thinking of my new classroom since the end of June. I was in the same classroom for 4 years and then moved to a basement classroom with no windows last year. I am so HAPPY to be back in a room with windows this year and my new room overlooks the school garden and outdoor classroom! I am so excited!
Since it's a new to me room, I decided to go with a different theme. The last five years I've had a bumblebee theme and I was kinda over it. Plus people kept giving me more and more bumblebee things...it was getting overwhelming! I had a garage sale last month and you should have seen the stuff - placemats, napkins, plates, dish towels, etc. It was really hard giving the leftover stuff that didn't sell to Goodwill, but I'm sure I made someone happy.
My new theme is Polka Dots! (Hence the name of the blog.) I've decided to stay with pink, green and black polka dots. The first thing I did was jazz up my desk. I had seen a desk covered by polka dot wrapping paper on Pinterest. I was afraid the paper would tear and a co-worker suggested contact paper. I couldn't find polka dot contact paper, so I did the next best thing.
Here's the desk before:
Don't mind the computer wires! Haha...those will be fixed before school starts!
And the after:
I love how a few laminated circles can make a desk look pretty.
I am SUPER excited about the next thing I made. We have these cubbies surrounding our TV.
This is actually the neatest my cubbies have ever been. One year I had a huge trophy sitting up there and it fell, narrowly missing a student! EEEK!
One of my co-workers made curtains for either side of the TV and it covered all of the not so fun looking boxes. I loved how it completely changed the look of her room and knew I had to borrow her idea.
I found the perfect polka pattern, used some hot glue and ribbons, and grabbed a rod from Big Lots.
What's the theme in your classroom?