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No Air For You!

              Our school has no air for the summer now that we are trying to conserve energy. The no air makes working in your room crazy hot.

See my high-tech cooling system!
        My whole purpose for going to work in my classroom was to cover more of my tables in contact paper. I got this idea from an awesome blog Ladybugs Teacher’s Files. She puts contact paper on her table every year. I love her room so much. I actually have room envy. This is my first year of putting the contact paper on my tables. 
This is the before! 
Supplies that I used: Contact paper, scissors, black electric tape, and a thumb tack
This is what happens when you rush! 
Things that I learned: 
  • What ever you do, take your time. (Or you end up with the above picture)
  • Do small sections. I chose a speckled contact paper and you could not see the seems. 
  • Use a thumb tack to pop any air bubbles.
  • Don’t worry to much about the sides of the table because you cover the side with electric tape.
The after! It looks so much better. 
Another table I covered today! 
          I have a few more tables to cover. I hope to be done soon. It is making such a difference in the look of the room. A few of my teaching buddies stopped by and said when I was done their tables were waiting. However, I do not have that much patience. 


  • Let's try this again. They look great. How many did you cover? How much paper did it take? I am seriously looking at doing the same. My paper looks similar to yours. I am switching to tables, round ones. I still think it would look better than the unmatched styles I have.Learning in Bliss

  • Thank you! I've covered four trapezoid tables and one rectangle table. It took me two rolls. (I messed up a few times, so I had a little waste) I had mismatched tables last year and it drove me crazy. I'm half way done with my tables and it is looking two hundred times better. Thank you for stopping by. Meagan

  • I am hoping my sixth graders are mature enough to resist coloring on and gross-ifying my tables, but if not–contact paper it will be! If I were in your shoes, the contact paper would help keep me sane, at the very least. I'm not sure how well I would do having so many tables of different colors (like the brown wood one and the light tan one you showed above).They look good!

  • You are one tough cookie! There's no way cover 1 table, much less three!!!, without AC. They look awesome!I'm following you now!Ansley

  • I am a little worried that my 5th and 6th grade will draw on the contact paper, Which I think my make me cry. Hopefully, they will remember what it looked like last year and take good care of it. Thank you for stopping by!Meagan

  • This is the good position for the cooler as you can organize it close to a man to get most extraordinary cooling, there is no point cooling the whole room off when it is you that needs keeping cool. Prijzen Airco

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