In the interest of being thorough, here is last year's classroom:
These are my old order of operations posters. The different sized font on the "M" bothered me, so I redid them this summer and posted my new set of posters here.
These two posters were downloaded from Sarah Rubin. I printed them at Staples as an Engineering Print and had them laminated at Mardel.
This tornado artwork was created by my sister as one of her printing projects in college. The tornado is our mascot, so it's perfect for my classroom.
On each side of the classroom, I have a mini cardinal direction poster. The globe comes in handy for showing my students where Australia is. :)
This picture isn't the best thanks to the lovely glare caused by fluorescent lights on laminated posters. Above the bulletin board, I have my classroom rules posters: Be prepared, productive, prompt, polite, positive, and participate! You can download these posters here.
Beneath those posters, you can see my cursive alphabet posters from Dollar Tree.
My classsroom motto last year was "Convince Me!" You can find the files for these posters here. When students wouldn't justify their answers, I would remind them that they needed to "convince me."
I used the extra space on this bulletin board to show the data collection posters made by my statistics class. I use a Pacon Easel Pad to get large sheets of paper that make our data pretty and display-able. For this activity, my students were able to keep their dot stickers in a straight line by following the grid lines on the paper.
I purchased this Albert Einstein poster off of Amazon last year. My original plan was to decorate my Einstein poster for each season (Santa hat in December, three leaf clover in March, etc.) But, I didn't end up keeping up with it. :(
In the guttering below the SMARTBoard, I kept my remote to my projector.
I also kept my number lines (my school ordered these for me from EAI Education) for student use.
Below the SMARTBoard, I had a dot banner that I picked up in the party decor section at Wal-Mart.
In the window sill, you could find my red/yellow/green cups for group work. You can read more about this strategy here.
You can also find my collection of math games sitting in the guttering below the SMARTBoard and bulletin boards. These are all games that my mom found at various yard sales and thrift shops for me and my students to play with. Students love grabbing these when they get done early.
My next bulletin board has posters for our scientific calculator and graphing calculator. I use these to easily show students where various buttons are.
Above them, I have a set of posters to remind students of my "two nice things" rule that I stole from Elissa Miller. If students say something mean about someone or something, students must say two nice things to make up for it. You can find this poster set (and my new version of it) here.
Here's the front of my podium: You can find my "Teacher of Awesome" posters here.
On this closed-in window, I have several posters that I designed and had printed as Staples Engineering Prints. You can find out more about my GRIT poster here.
My "Always Show ALL of your Thinking" poster can be found here.
My "Types of Errors" poster can be found here.
I had a science lab table pushed into the corner to hold resources. This milk crate holds folders with all of our extra interactive notebook pages:
I used a plastic magazine holder to hold our dry erase boards.
These orange bowls were used to hold dry erase markers and erasers. I picked these up at Dollar Tree.
The table was also home to my turn-in trays.
The bottom shelf held the laminated copies of the train game that my students used every Thursday as a warm-up.
These flyswatters are designated for the flyswatter game. You can read more about this game here.
These M-T-W-T-F posters always seem to catch people's eye. From Fall 2014-Spring 2016, I did a warm-up each day that was based on the day of the week. I loved the variety this provided. I gave this idea up this year to do number talks instead. You can find out more details about last year's warm-up schedule here.
Next to my flags, you could find my "Keep Calm and Combine Like Terms" poster.
Beneath that, you'll find my HOYVUX posters. The coordinate plane board these are hanging on top of ALWAYS comes in handy!
Here's a picture that shows a bit more how each of these elements fits together! :)
On the dry erase board, you could find my cat poster. This was a fun addition during our rational expressions unit in Algebra 2. You can find out more about this here.
Above my long dry erase board, I had a horizontal number line. I posted about how I made this here. Below that, you can find my math symbol posters.
I always write the date on the dry erase board as a math problem. Kids have a definite love/hate relationship with this! The pennant banner below the date is from the party section at Wal-Mart.
The back wall had another bulletin board. Here, I hung my "Change Your Words Change Your Mindset" posters from the previous year.
To the top and left, you can see my horizontal and vertical lettering. To the right, you can see my prime numbers banner poster.
When students walked in the room, they would walk past the crates that held their quiz folders and their interactive notebooks. You can find out more about these crates here.
Above this board, you can see my giant "YET" poster. I blogged about this poster here.
I used some of my class norms posters to hang on the doors of my storage cabinet. The pink/green tubs you can see held scissors, glue sticks, etc. for student use.
This is a picture from when the room decorating was still in progress. This is the bulletin board that later became a growth mindset poster. Beneath the bulletin board, I used three shoe holders to organize our graphing calculators and scientific calculators. I picked up the shoe holders at Tuesday Morning.