I work at a Jr. High School as a teacher's aide and it just so happens the teacher is my sister... How cool is that! We have similar taste in decorating, so we have fun with our two classrooms. This one is mostly Texas and Americana themed and the other is Green and White with our Panther mascot... Pride in my country, state, and hometown school are a few things I learned when I went to school here years ago, and I want to instill some of that same sense of pride that comes from belonging to the students today.
Our courtyard with sprayed on snowflakes we used what was left after we made our die cuts as a stencil...material draped for curtain with stars to hold them.
This small tree was the home of a cardinal family all last spring and summer. It was so awesome for the kids and us to watch the Momma and Daddy build a nest, feed them, and teach them to fly. We had such an up close view; it was hard to get any work done most days and we worried about them when we had a storm, but they were snug as could be. It made me think about, "If God so loved the Sparrow..."
This book case was mildewed and in bad shape, but a little bleach and paint made it good as new. It has a peg board back so the cans with supplies hang on it. We love using pretty or unusual containers to hold supplies. I love that we get sunshine in our rooms...We have the best room.
This huge cabinet is screwed into the wall and wasn't exactly where we would've put it, so we made use of the dead space between it and the wall with a tension rod and curtain (same material as curtain), to hide some of our mess.
1940's Science book... the pictures are to die for...This is one of 3 nests the cardinals built, it had a tag from a students t-shirt and sweet and low packets in it! lol
A wasp nest picked up from outside... I love nature. Just look at how intricate their homes are! Proclaiming God's handiwork to me.
Our sign in table. It has really cute legs, sorry no picture...the mirror is from $ store, just rubbed some red paint on it, the framed picture is a postcard. It really doesn't take much money to decorate. if you use things a little differently.
The long sign is painted on a scrap piece of wood and shouts, "Don't Mess With Texas Women", I made it for us, because at the time 5 women were working in here! Coach Algood and his wife, who worked for our school district for years and years made the bluebonnet.
A Texas history project. The students had a whole list of facts for Texas that they put in a collage... I love collages.
My son Josh, free handed this. It hangs under the Texas flag. He is making us one for the American flag... He also makes beautiful signs with Bible verses...
Old Cd's above the computer center...I need to make a keyboard for here, too. The kids love this and hopefully it will peak their imagination on ways they can re-use cast-offs. Our classrooms are called Content Mastery Center, where students who need some extra help come to "Master the Content", so we're able to have a more relaxed, homey feel to our rooms. I worked in Head Start with the 3 and 4 years old for years and now my "babies" are coming through Jr. High, so I have a special bond with them... I will show the other room soon. Thanks, Lezlee
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