I really like this idea for an office or a library. Convert an old globe into a pendant light! Seems easy enough. Buy a lamp kit at your local hardware store, take apart a globe and drill a larger hole for the light. Put remainder of light together.
New Year's Resolutions - Cute bulletin board idea! Die cut "Starting the New Year on the Right Foot" and make foldables of each students foot. Name on the outside and write what they will do differently for the half of the school year on the inside.