What a great back to school or all about me activity that illustrates how EVERY student fits together to make the perfect class. All the directions as well as some more great" getting to know each other" activities in this post. Read more and see all the directions for this great display at: http://mrsgoffskinders.blogspot.com/2013/09/thanks-to-my-blogging-buddies-for-these.html
Tree idea for Reading Area, tent... Options: attach some of the branches to the ceiling /or drape thin blue cloth for sky/night sky. Add white Christmas lights to the "sky" i.e. on the hanging fabric or wall ceiling.
Ancient Rome/Greece bulletin board idea. The whole thing cost $14.50 at the dollar tree. 3 poster boards $0.50 each 8 vines $1.00 each 4 w/ grapes on it 4 w/o and finally 5 plastic grape bunches some red some green and some black $1.00 each. Not bad for a middle school teacher.