I'm really excited to reveal my music room for this year!
Here is a view of my room as you walk into it.
I decided on a camping theme this year, partly because I knew I could keep up some decor from last year's forest theme, and partly because I knew I could use calm colors. Like last year, 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's the view of the tree by my door…it's a wall decal from Amazon, and can be purchased here.
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!
A bit further up the wall, I have hand drums hung with 3-M hooks, which is great for easy access! The levels of understanding visuals are in my camping-themed music classroom decor set.
My first bulletin board is “S'more lines and spaces,” to help practice lines and spaces on the treble clef staff (and can be found in my camping-themed set.) 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 my other bulletin board, showcasing different dance formations.
Here is my musical symbol wall, as well as my schedule cards. 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!
I am LOVING these labels from Learning in Wonderland to help keep my concept materials organized (for each rhythmic and melodic concept). They are editable, and if you print them at 75%, they fit really well on the IKEA magazine boxes! You can also see some of my flexible seating in this corner.
Here is a picture of some of my instruments–my world music drums, my Orff instruments, and my ukuleles, which I keep in cardboard magazine racks from IKEA, and my new instrument rack:
The fire on top of my cabinet can be found here on Amazon.
Here is my instrument wall, which is a great way to remind students about instrument families:
And here is a view of my View Sonic board, which is like a SMART board, but even better!
If you'd like to put together a camping 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!