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  1. Your classroom looks great! I am your newest follower! I love your website!
    ~Amber
    mrsmullis.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I work hard to make my classroom inviting and fun for my students. This is actually a picture from the end of the year, last year. I've picked up some new decorations, and I'm getting ready to change out and add some things. I'm really excited. I hope you'll stop back by and check it out once I'm done!

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  2. High schoolers are just like big 3rd graders- they want to be in a place that feels cozy and comfortable and allows for them to be creative... they are lucky to have a teacher who recognizes that and embraces it. I still remember certain posters and displays from my high school spanish teacher because she made it exciting and interesting. And if it makes you happy as well, then I say it's a win all around! I love the lights around your board and your genius idea to cover up your bulletin board with curtains! So smart! Can't wait to see it ready for the new year! :)

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  3. I'd love a breakdown of what went into the brag board. I'm a rookie, so I don't know much. How are the clothespins hanging? What kind of paper is that? Thanks for sharing! The room looks amazing.

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  4. I used a plastic tablecloth as the background. Bulletin board paper would also work. Then I placed a border around the outside. The paper is just scrapbook paper (12x12) from Hobby Lobby. I attached the scrapbook paper to the background in each corner. Then, I just clipped the clothespin to the paper. When I tried attaching the clothespin to the background too, it became a big hassle. It's been up for a full year now, and I haven't had any problems with papers or clothespins falling off. Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you need help with or have questions about anything!

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  5. This is awesome! I love your classroom! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!

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  6. How do you keep track of whose phone belongs to whom with the cell phone holder?

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    1. Each student has a number in class. This way, their phone goes in the matching numbered pocket, and there is no overlap.

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  7. Where did you get the student pockets for notebooks and also the objective slip pockets? Did you create them or buy them?

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  8. The student notebook pockets came from amazon. You can find them
    here. I made the objective slip pockets by sewing a line, lengthwise, down the center of a sheet protector. Then I taped additional sewn page protectors to the original as I needed them. I hope that makes sense. :)

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  9. I love the student pocket. I bought one for my classroom, but not sure how to hang it on the wall. What did you use?

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    1. The maintenance crew at my school screwed it into the cement with cement screws.

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  10. Hi! Thanks so much for sharing! I've been looking for some ideas for my 8th grade communications class and your designs are awesome. I have a question - what do you use the bar height table for?

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I use alternative seating in my classroom. I try to provide students with a variety of working spaces. This table is one of the options. I had my husband build it. Lots of students choose to work here, either sitting on tall stools or standing. I hope that helps.

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  11. Love your giant calendar, however I would like more specifics on how you created it. What is the plastic covering it and what is behind it. Thank you

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    1. Thanks! It's on a bulletin board. I actually just changed it up this year and am getting ready to change some pictures out. Pretty much, I covered my bulletin board with a twin size flat sheet. They're cheap and the fabric lasts longer and holds up better than paper. Then I just tape off my "calendar" area using scotch expressions masking tape. Next, I cover the entire calendar area with a large sheet of vinyl. You can get it at walmart or most craft stores. The vinyl is usually a $1 or $2 per linear foot. It's usually used to cover lawn furniture. I staple it over the calendar area. Then I print, laminate, and cut whatever numbers I'll be using for the dates. I attach them to the vinyl with velcro. The velcro allows be to change out the dates as I need to. When it comes to using the calendar, I just write on sticky notes and slap 'em up there. I hope this description was clear. If it's not, let me know what questions you still have, and I'll try and help. :)

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