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Category: Classroom Design

HOW TO SET UP A CLASSROOM LIBRARY

It is essential that students have access to a full and diverse classroom library at their fingertips. Access to quality literature is Prior to the start of the year, we as teachers need to think about how to create a space in our classroom that nurtures student curiosity regarding our

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BLACK POCKET CHARTS in the CLASSROOM

A few years ago I wrote a post about why a clip chart behavior plan had been successful in my classroom (side note: I later wrote another post about the reasons why a clip chart is not the best option for some classrooms). Anyhow, the point of my story is that as soon as I

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MONEY SAVING BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAY IDEAS FOR TEACHERS

When it comes to setting up and decorating a classroom, I typically suggest colorful bed sheets as the background for all my bulletin boards. I like those because they are large, cost-effective and because the color stays vivid, but mostly because they fold up well and can be used again

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HOW TO DISPLAY ANCHOR CHARTS

I had mentioned in an earlier post that while I love making anchor charts with my students AND while I find that they reference them all the time, I don’t always know where to put them.  Because real estate is at a premium in any classroom and spots are often

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Sneak Peek at my Classroom Makeover

After much (way too much) debate, I have decided to go with the Bright and Cheerful classroom. I was so torn between that and the Clouds and Sun, but ultimately decided that since hubby and I recently redid the master bedroom in grey and yellow it would be better to

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR CLASSROOM LOOK COHESIVE

Do you love DIY projects and want to make your classroom colorful and cohesive, but not too distracting for your learners? If so, you MUST check out these easy low-cost projects below! This blog post will… offer tons of small projects to help you make your classroom look cohesive suggest

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So I Ironed a Wall

Here’s the thing… I don’t iron.   Ever! My son used Fuse Beads in the Afterschool Program and asked if we could buy some. I obliged and then he said we would need to go to Target and buy an iron. He’s almost 7 and very aware of his environment

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