Like in previous years, I really tried to be intentional to not cover every single wall with something, so that kids could learn in an engaging setting but not be overwhelmed.
Here is a picture of the board at the front of my room, with my musical symbol posters, my hand sign posters, part of my rules, and my schedule cards.
Like last year, I made vinyl seat markers with my Cricut Explore Air 2; for more information about the Cricut, check out this blog post. The circles are in rows for grades 2-5, and then I made stars and put them into a circle, for my Kindergarteners and first graders.
Here is my word wall. The last few years, instead of posting words by individual letters, I decided to group letters. This is much less overwhelming!
My first bulletin board will be completed once I have work from students to hang. I used this set to show that “amazing work” was coming, and made the letters with my Cricut. The bulletin board paper is fadeless paper from Lakeshore Learning…I used it last year and loved it so much, I kept it up!
Here is a picture of some of my barred instruments and hand drums, as well as my musical symbol wall. I love having this wall, because I've seen kids make so many connections as I'm teaching and as they are figuring out which symbol we're discussing!
Here is my instrument wall, which is a great way to remind students about instrument families:
Here is a couple pictures of how I've used magazine boxes from IKEA. In the first picture, I'm storing my ukuleles on my cello rack, and in the second picture, I'm storing rhythmic and melodic materials; I've just added these editable labels to my boho rainbow themed decor set.
If you'd like to put together a boho rainbow theme for your music room, here is the set I used when decorating:
Good luck setting up your classroom, and I hope your year starts off well!