I have been feeling like a grinch because I have had little enthusiasm to decorate my room. I want it to look pretty, but really wish my fairy godmother of the classroom would come and wave a magic wand. Then my room would be the prettiest in the land. OK, enough wishful thinking.
I wanted to frame my expectations (ok, not really mine; borrowed from another school I used to teach at a few years back) and put them on the wall. I went to my local craft store, but the $1 frames were to small and the others too expensive. I thought about misscalcul8's blog and this picture. I thought that I could get some scrapbook paper and laminate it. I had found cute clothes pins at the craft store, so it seemed simple enough.
Well, half way through picking out scrapbook paper, I decided that I wanted something sturdier. I went back to get some foam board and found packages of 8"x10" foam board. Problem solved! I bought the foam board and the scrapbook paper and headed home to make something pretty for my classroom.
This is what I created. Scrapbook paper and foam board are now my new best friends. I am very excited and think that they will look great in the classroom. Plus, they will be a visual reminder to the students.
If you want to know more about the behavior expectations, here is a link to the parent handbook from my previous employer. I don't use them exactly the way they are prescribed in this handbook.