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Old 09-02-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Hi--does anyone have ideas on how to make some very dull walls look inviting when the fire department is fining us for having any combustible materials on the walls---like butcher paper or fabric? Seriously, we can only have 20% of our room covered in paper.

Any ideas would be appreciated!


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Picture Frames
Old 09-02-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Are you allowed to put up picture frames? We have numerous IKEA picture frames in our classrooms that we use for student work. The glass protects the paper so it's not out in the open. Just a thought.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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I painted my bulletin boards a bright yellow. (school colors purple and gold). Are you allowed to do that?
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Someone asked this question awhile back, and I had googled "fire retardant paper". I'm not sure what the price is but it might be worth looking into.

Can you paint something on the walls or the bulletin boards?
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I hope I am clear.
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If you take the page protectors, attach them together to make strips then an array. You can use them as a wall or on the wall. you can place children's drawings, or letters to make Boggle, or what ever you dream! Changing them is easy, just slide out one paper and slide in another. I think this would pass the fire dept. rule.


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When we had the Fire Dept get on us
Old 09-05-2012, 04:05 AM
 
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I researched 'fires in schools.' 71% are started in middle school/high school-during school hours-during recess-in the bathrooms-in the trashcans!! The rest is electrical fires within the walls with wiring! We still had to go 2' below the ceiling to comply. But fabric is widely used b/c our fire retardant butcher paper wrinkles like crazy as you are pulling it off the roll!! Nobody's favorite. All our cool trees attached to the ceiling had to come down (and my hot air balloon!) but some simpler but very creative ideas emerged.

Some of our teachers touted fire retardant spray for their fabric. Check it out!
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