Category Archives: Office Decor

Show and Tell Tuesday

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I’m excited to be linking with Forever in 5th for Show and Tell Tuesday.  This past week I have gotten fully back into the swing of school and have some fun things to show and tell!

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I started a reading incentive program before Christmas Break, “Reading is Sweet” were students would receive beads for reading and logging their reading.  I was excited to be handing out the first ice cream certificates this week to four students who meet their reading goal!!!

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I just finished a new product, “Behavior Badges”.  I’m excited about giving them to teachers to try them out and get some feedback.  There are 12 different behaviors and a place put stickers to reinforce the behavior.  These can be used for individual students or the entire class.

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My office got a little face lift with new covered cushions and binders for each student in order to store all IEP related information.  I also got a new window mirror to hang above the love seat! I love the cozy feeling!

That’s all for this week! Check out Forever and Fifth to see other “Show and Tell” posts!

Back to School: Open House Night

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Since I have always been a school psychologist in multiple schools, I never participated in Open House nights.  So this year, I was excited to be part of the back to school night at my new school.  While being a Special Education Coordinator, you do not get as many parents coming by to visit, I still wanted to be prepared with a little treat!

I was inspired by this post I found on Pinterest and replicated something similar.  I just happen to have red and green boxes that I bought years ago for potential Christmas gifts that never got used so I decided to put the cookies in them.

I then attached the poem below to each box full of cookies.  I really loved this poem because it emphasizes the importance of educators and parents working together for our children.

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The final product turned about pretty nice and hopefully the parents will enjoy the message and the treat!DSC_0130I also found these other great ideas on Pinterest, but did not have time to make them all, but possibly something to try for next year.

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Office Makeover Part One

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In preparation for the new school year, I want to have a fresh and inviting office.  I wish I had a picture I could share of the current office, but I don’t…..needless to say it needs some sprucing up.  I have a list of projects that I want to get done, but right now, I will just share “part one” of my office makeover.  I’m on a budget, so I’m trying to use mostly items I have and then give them a little face lift!

Loveseat

I had an old loveseat that had some pretty ugly fabric on it, so I went to Walmart and bought something fresh that I liked.  Instead of sewing the cushion covers, I used a hot glue gun and pins.  I just wrapped  the cushion like a present.  It worked out perfectly and took such little time to complete.

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Bulletin Boards

Next, I had a lot of old bulletin boards that I wanted to used.  I plan on putting information in the pockets of some of the boards and student artwork or inspirational quotes on the other boards.  I got some coordinating fabric and covered each board with the hot glue gun again.

ba1I plan on making this my parent resource board where I will put different articles or sped resources for them. It will fit four different sheets and I can interchange the labels.

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I’m hoping to find some little buckets to hang from the hooks on the bottom to fill with pens, pencils, crayons, etc.

Coffee Table

What I am the most excited about is this incredible coffee table which was headed to goodwill.  Now it will go in front of the loveseat.  I wish I could take credit for it, but my dad put in all the labor of sanding, priming, and painting.  It turned out fabulous!  It has a chalkboard top, so students can write or draw on it.  I absolutely love it!  I wish I had a before picture, but I just have after pictures.

moThat’s all the projects for now, but more to come!!