I know people thought I was a little nuts because my room looked so bare. But I had in my mind the idea that student work would be what "decorated" our room....not all the typical posters and sayings that I've used in the past.
It also serves another purpose....when we have Back to School Night in a week....parents will be able to look and find their student's name on the wall.
Students helped me post them on the wall....so as each student finished sharing their fact, they taped their poster onto the wall. That also saved me a huge amount of time
My goal is to find ways to keep students involved and maybe save time that I can devote to learning the equipment setup and hopefully expanding the engineering challenge projects that I can incorporate into the course.