Last year I did a post about my classroom tour. In that post you will notice that all of my bulletin boards start out looking the same. Each wall has the same paper and the same border. This is not because of a poor imagination. 3 or 4 years ago I saw Debbie Diller talk about classroom design. She spoke on many things, one of which was “visual noise.” She said, you want the students to focus on the learning and one way to do this was to pick a color scheme and keep your bulletin boards/borders the same. This also helps your classroom look larger if you have a small room.
Sometimes getting the supplies can be a problem for me. First of all… I live here… right in the middle of … well, not a whole lot. When I need to do “BIG” shopping, I drive to St. Louis. This is 200 mile round trip expedition.