Here is a view of just outside my door. I chose a monster theme for my classroom this year! I had this personalized at this Etsy store.
Here is a view of the first part of my classroom. I am really lucky to have LOTS of cabinet space as well as movement space! I hung the hand drums with 3-M hooks, and my word wall is included in my Monster-themed music classroom set. On the far left of my counter are bins with tennis balls, manipulatives, and more, and on the far left of the wall are my Levels of Understanding posters, which are also included in my monster-themed set (for other non-monster levels of understanding posters, see this set.)
Here is the front of my classroom. I bought the monster chart on Amazon, and the fun piano sticker on Amazon as well. It was super easy to put up! The schedule cards show my schedule for the day; you can purchase those here.
Here is my musical symbol wall; it's a great way for students to make connections as I'm teaching! The symbol signs and handsign posters are included in my monster-themed set. (If you'd like a set like this without the monster theme, check out this set.) I created the monster with a paper lantern and this cute clip art by Melonheadz; it's hanging with a push pin and wire.
I'm trying flexible seating this year...more on that to come soon! I bought the flexible seating posters here. I'm organizing my materials by concept on this bookshelf; you can find the concept labels in my Music Room organization set.
This is my back wall. I was SO excited to read Jena Hudson's post with her room reveal, with info about how to create big posters from clip art! I used the site BlockPosters to create the monster; here is the tutorial by Jena. The "Welcome" sign is a fun find from the Target dollar section; I think it was $3. The table is from IKEA, and the crate seats I made using this tutorial. The second picture shows a close-up of the seats.
I'm really excited about my Student Center! Here, students can get letters about choir, band, and strings, and can also get prizes from the prize box, crayons, pencils, erasers, and more! I bought the mailbox at Lowe's; students can turn in their work to the mailbox (so I'm not running around trying to figure out where all the papers are!) I bought the cute monster bin on Amazon, and the speech bubble cork board in the Target dollar section. You can download the cute girl for free here; next year, I think I'll make her bigger with Block Posters!
Here is a close-up of the plate to the right of the student center bulletin board; it is for students to write their names when they use the restroom. I bought the plate from Target; it is called a Melamine plate, and can be written on with dry erase marker. I velcroed the ribbon to the plate and am hanging it with a 3-M hook. I really like using this for restroom breaks, because I can see very easily who is in the bathroom! The dry erase markers to the right of the plate have an eraser on the end of the cap.
Here is another bulletin board, which can be purchased with my monster-themed set:
Here are my instrument visuals, also included in my monster-themed set. If you'd like ones without a monster theme, check out this set.
Here are some of my organizational drawers; you can get the labels in my Music Room Organization set.
I am really excited about the theme of my classroom, but also the functionality! I also wanted to make sure it wasn't super overwhelming (read this article about the benefits of "plain" classrooms) so I have plenty of blank wall space so as not to distract students. Here is a video, so you can see how everything looks put together:
Make sure you check out Tracy's blog post for a tour of her classroom, as well as a tour of many other music rooms! Have fun! And feel free to comment below with what's on your wall!