So this year, since our school-wide theme is “Out of this world,” I decided to do a space-themed classroom. After making that decision, I got to work and created a space-themed music classroom set, which you can view by clicking on the picture below:
I found a seller on Etsy that makes really cute out-of-the-world signs. Here is my sign I will be posting outside my room:
Isn't it cute?? You can order one for yourself (with several different designs, with your own name) by clicking on the picture above.
Here are a couple shots of my room:
Here are my bookshelves. I used the editable word wall template in my set to create labels for my bookshelves. It is the only way I can stay organized (and as you can see, I still have some organizing to do!)
Here is my counter. I bought the black baskets at Wal-Mart, and the plastic bins at Staples. The plastic bins are for organizing my melodic and rhythmic materials. I'm going to buy another one soon to organize all of my centers materials!
I found this magnetic board in Gatlinburg on our vacation, in a gift shop. The animals are magnets by a company called Natural Life (not space-themed but cute nonetheless), but you could use whatever magnets you want. I plan on hanging student work and notes so I can enjoy them!
Here are my music rules, which are included in the set.
Here is my space-themed musical symbol set (which is similar to my chalkboard musical symbol set); the set shown below is also included in the classroom decor set.
Here is my word wall, also included in the classroom decor set. It took a while to cut and laminate but I love the way it looks!
I wrote about using colored bins in this blog post; here is one of my bins. The other three are spread throughout the room; hopefully having them far away from each other will help kids get their materials quickly and smoothly!
In my last blog post, I wrote about this awesome bulletin board set by David Row at Make Moments Matter. I love that it showcases I can statements AND is space-themed. Also, thanks to Lindsay Jervis for the idea of layering bulletin board trimmer. Love it!
I just created this bulletin board set, and have added it to my space-themed set. If you've already purchased it, you can simply re-download under “my purchases” for the new sets.
The idea of this set is to first work on the lines of the treble clef. The posters say “We're flying fine…when we are on the lines!” and the flying saucers have the letters of each line (E, G, B, D, and F.) I used monster duck/ duct tape which I found at OfficeMax (looks like aliens!) and made the treble clef out of silver duck/ duct tape. I have black fabric as the background, which made it a bit easier when working with the tape. When I move to spaces on the treble clef staff, I'll change the visuals to say “In space..we say FACE!” and the flying saucers will change to F, A, C, and E.
Here is my last bulletin board. It is out in the hallway; students can post their names there after receiving star student at the end of class (if they get that reward on my SMART board.) I'll keep adding to this board as more star students add their names! I have added the visuals for this to my “Out of this world” set.
When I decided to do a space-themed classroom, I found this blog post about creating a solar system with paper lanterns. I thought it was so cute that I had to buy some paper lanterns for myself! I also found a cute black chair and alien pillow (from Wal-Mart); here they are below.
I found out that I probably can't hang paper lanterns from the ceiling because of fire code, so I hung them off the wall like shown below. I used fishing line, tied one end to a pushpin, pushed that into the square above my white board, and then tied the other end to the paper lantern. The first lantern is supposed to be the sun, so I am missing a planet (and I want to add a ring to Saturn) but I still love the way it looks!
Hope this has been helpful as you decorate your music room!