Anyway, I wanted to share what I decided to do with my Star Student bulletin board. I wanted to keep the Star Student theme because I like having a place to highlight the students (especially in such a small room). If you don't remember the board from before, you can find a picture in this post. My main goal was to make this bulletin board more meaningful. In the beginning of the year, I had students fill out "All About Me" sheets with their favorite book and a photo so that different reading groups could see who else came to see me throughout the day. I had difficulty figuring out how to use this bulletin board mid-year. I decided to focus on students' reading strengths. Today I had each student fill out a star paper with their name and an "I can" statement about their reading. I like how it turned out! (I changed the background to black for more contrast...the bottom half of the board is still yellow and dedicated to "teacher reminders". I still have a few more stars to add, hence the space at the bottom! What do you think?
I also wanted to share some pictures of our newly painted family room! I'm excited about this because I've been wanting it done forEVER! We've lived in our house 6 years now (!) so I think it's time to paint some of our "main" rooms. I'm trying to figure out decorations still.....I'm very indecisive! FYI: The fireplace wall is our only accent wall. The other walls are all the color on the right, it was just bad lighting! Here is a before and after:
In case anyone just loves my style, here are my paint colors. I like neutral walls and pops of color on pillows, blankets, curtains, accessories, etc. Don't hate!
|Roasted Sepia (accent wall)|
|Stone Manor (all other walls in Great Room)|
|Smoked Oyster (common areas of house - downstairs hallway/foyer, stairway, upstairs hallway)|
|Autumn Fog (I haven't painted yet, but this is the color I chose for our kitchen). I think I'll do this in our master bath too! In real life, it seems much more blue than gray!|
Last, but not least, the ladies over at Made for First Grade are hosting an April Fools Giveaway! Head on over to their blog to enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 awesome literacy resources!