For the last many years that my husband taught school, he was in a third grade classroom that had a large, bare wall space between two windows. Although he always did a lot of decorating in his room to make it attractive for the kids, I made a quilted wall hanging for each season of the school year to put up on the wall in that bare space. Not only did it add more color to the room, but it was remarkable how "warm" it made the room feel.
Because starting third grade when you have a man as your teacher for the very first time can be kinda scary, I always hung this particular wall hanging up for the first couple of months hoping that each child would know that his new teacher really did think he was special.
The pattern I used is from Celebrate! with Little Quilts by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson. It measures 38" square.