Damaged wall...help!!

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  1. jenn888

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    I am in a different classroom for the upcoming year. The wall under the double white board is wrecked. It's in a part of the building that is drywall and not cinder block. I am not allowed to paint. I thought about covering the area with bulletin board paper, but with it being under the board I am afraid it might get ripped. I thought about posters, but it length under the two boards and beyond is about 15 feet, so I feel like that many posters in a row might look silly. Also, they would be low to the ground. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great!:)
     
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    Fabric will work to cover it and you can still hang posters or put furniture in front of it with no problems.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Spackle? Will your building maintenance people help with this?
     
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    Unfortunately no..our maintenance stinks!! :(
     
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    I had low bookshelves lined up under my whiteboard this year - could you do something like that? I like SpecialPreskoo's milk crate idea, too.
     
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    If you put heavy packing tape around all the edges of the bulletin board paper and the boarders it shouldn't rip. I did this with the back of a bookshelf that had in the middle of my room that was visible. It stayed nice for the entire year. Only thing is it's tricky hanging stuff up and taking it down with tape will rip the bulletin board paper. So put something there you'd want to keep up for the whole year.
     
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    You could put up cork board tiles and use the space for a word wall.
    Alternatively, if you have small magnetic whiteboards or chalkboards, you could put them up (double-faced foam tape) and use it as a center...
    Beyond that, I'd consider stacking crates as a bookshelf or an actual low bookshelf.
     
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    Take pictures, and date them, so no one can come back to you and accuse you of damaging the wall-especially if you cover it up!
     
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    I absolutely agree!
     
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    I made reusable bulletin boards by attaching construction paper in the size I needed. Then I covered it with clear contac paper. I have several different sizes that have traveled with me for several years.You don't have to worry about tape sticking to them, they are durable, and have may uses. I don't know what grade you teach, but under the board would be good for displaying student work.
     

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