Above the board, I have made "shape monsters/aliens". I cut out large shapes, and added eyes and mouths. Then I cut the letters of the words out and laminated them.
Above the cubbies that are attached to the original chalkboard in the room is a markerboard that is kind of silly. It is above the cubbies, and I would have to stand on a chair or step stool to reach it, so I have turned it into my rule board. It says: Out of this world artists... are kind, put their name on their paper, use inside voices, follow all directions, use supplies carefully, stay in their seat and raise their hand. Do You???" On my paper cabinet I have put my behavior board which says "Spacing out?" There are 28 pockets that correspond to the 28 seats in my classroom. Whenever a student misbehaves, I pull one of their cards. They start on green, and can move to blue, yellow, red and no card with appropriate consequences for each.
Outside of the art room, I have put up some displays. On my door, I have used black paper to cover the door, and used my cricut to cut out the words "Please excuse the mess. The children are making MASTERPIECES!" It is simple, but I like it a lot. There is a bulletin board outside the room that I have been put in charge of. While searching Pinterest, I came across a great bulletin board that I decided to recreate.
And finally, Ted (Mr. E) also gave me the words and stars from his art show last year, so I put them on another wall, which gives me 4 walls to use as display space.