Monday, August 20, 2012

Classroom Door-Made 4 Math Monday

I was really hoping to have my Math Focus Wall all finished for today's M4MM, but alas I have a few more elements to finish up.  It will definitely be good to go for next week's M4MM so if you are looking to see the finished product make sure you stop back next Monday.  I am so thrilled with how it is looking and can't wait to share it with all of you.

I did finish my classroom door today.  A couple of years ago I decided to do one door design to keep up for the whole school year instead of changing things by month/season to save myself a lot of time and trouble.  I purchased a new border set because it gets a bit beaten up by the students entering and leaving the classroom (and when the door is open and someone leans against it).

I love my door and thinks it sets the tone I want for my classroom of a fun learning zone where math rules.  Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite cartoon ever and I posted a few cute back to school comics.

Welcome to my happy place, Room 407!
I've shared this tip before, and it really comes from my friend Linda's husband.  Did you follow that?  Tape yarn or string to help you line up letters.  Easy peasy and works like a charm.

Lining up the letters.
A very simple way to spruce up a store bought border or letters is to put some fun stickers on them.  Here I used some sparkly star stickers.

This is the window to my classroom that is left of my door.  I spy a Math Focus Wall in the background.

And followed the star theme on the posters and border.  I love the way it adds sparkles and ties all the elements of the door together.

Love this poster.
Hope you enjoyed this M4MM post.  I would love to see how you decorate your classroom door.  Please leave a link in comments if you have a photo and I promise to check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Love your door, as a fellow math teacher I definitely appreciate how hard it is to get kids to love math. What are some of your every day math essentials you do with your students? Ever considered a math word wall?



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