Classroom Tour! {Compter Lab - Rainbow Themed}

I'm so excited to finally share my new classroom with ya'll. 

This year I made a big jump from being a 5th grade teacher (for the past 7 years!) to being my school's computer specialty teacher. I miss my 5th graders a TON, but I am also loving my new adventure in the computer lab!

I'm not sure how many other teachers decorate their computer lab, but I wanted to transform my old (I went to elementary school here!) looking classroom into a bright and happy place! I chose to do a rainbow theme and am pretty happy with the way everything has turned out.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to my new room/lab:
View from the outside looking in.

Another little peek inside. 

My biggest {and hardest} project was making this giant rainbow. This wall was covered with old {ugly} orange carpet and I knew that I wanted to hide it. I used about 12 yards of bright blue fabric and covered the entire wall. Then, I had to figure out a way to make a giant rainbow. My first thought was to use fabric, but I decided to go with a cheaper option and used plastic table cloths from the party store. They were easy to cut in the paper slicer so I could make sure they were cut evenly. The hardest part was hanging them. You can see that I made a little ruffle by folding the plastic under a little bit and then I stapled it down every few inches. 
Another view of the rainbow. I know it's not perfect, but I really love how bright and colorful it makes my room look!  I used white plastic table cloths for the clouds at the bottom and styrofoam poster boards for the clouds on the sides. The sun is made out of a big piece of cardboard that I painted yellow and drew a smilie face on.

A view of the front of my room. I made the pennant banner in the front of the room by cutting out colorful scrapbook pages using my Silhouette Cameo and then I strung it together using tulle. You can also see some tissue paper pom poms that my awesome sister-in-law helped me make!

These awesome posters came from Hope King's 'Desire to Inspire' pack. They are perfect! I told my students that they are not rules, but more of classroom habits and expectations.

This is the view of the other side of my room. The bulletin board in the back says 'Keyboarding Klub' and that's were I'm going to celebrate students who reach keyboarding benchmarks. I'm hoping to be able to take pictures of the kids when they meet their grade level benchmarks and post them on the board as a way to motivate others to improve their typing skills as well.

Here you can see more of Hope's 'Desire to Inspire' pack. It makes a super cute bulletin board and I love the motivational sayings! 

You can't see it very well in the above picture, but I also made some rainbow quotes for my room. I have one framed on top of my filing cabinet. Feel free to grab your FREE copy in my TPT store!

I chose to put this saying over my door so students can see it as they leave. I want them to know that even though they might be having a bad day, they are in control of their own attitude and they can make it a  'fabulous' day by thinking positively. (I cut out these letters using my Silhouette Cameo.)

Here's a close-up of my colorful rainbow wreath. I used a wire wreath mold and tied lots {and lots!} of fabric and ribbon all the way around it. I think it looks great hanging on my door.

I wanted to include this picture to show off the curtains that I made. I am NOT a sewer, and in fact, I HATE sewing. My teammates helped me get started on the measuring, hemming, and sewing, and then I was able to finish them up at home. They are not perfect and my sewing is not exactly straight, but I am proud that I was able to finish them! 

I made this little fake floral arrangement to sit by my teacher computer. 

Here's a look at my "teacher shelves" behind my teacher computer. I got the colorful frames at Hobby Lobby and put some pictures of my adorable family in them. On the shelves, I'm also displaying some of my favorite little teacher gifts I've gotten from students over the years.

Here's my 'ABC of Computers' wall. I bought these off of TPT from Elementary Techie Teacher and mounted them on colored card stock. All the words have something to do with computers/technology. 

Last thing before I go. Here's a pic of the behavior system my team will be using this year. It's soccer themed, so when students can't control their behavior (and after a polite verbal warning) they'll have to fill out a yellow card. If they are still making wrong choices, they'll move up to a red card. I also have some MVP awards that I can give to students who have excellent behavior in class. 

{If you're interested, I'm selling these printables for $1.95 in my TPT store, or you could easily make something similar to use in your own classroom.}

Well, that's about all. I hope you enjoyed seeing my new room!
Are you impressed with my crafty skills? 
Do you like the rainbow theme?
I'd love to hear what you think! 
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