Details MatterI have some extra time with our back to school schedule (I know it sounds CRAZY) so I have been adding in some cute details around the room.
Washi Taping Clipboards - Why? They are easily identified as MINE and they are a little more pretty!
Crafty Table Skirt - Hiding supplies and extra materials for Meet Your Teacher and Open House. I made it a length that won't get drag on the floor, and the whole thing is easily removable.
How to make your own: I used leftover fabric from another project, some duct tape, staples, and Velcro. When I cut the fabric the edges were rough, so I added on the duct tape to conceal and frame the skirt. The duct tape wasn't gripping the fabric (maybe because it was from the dollar store) so I stapled every so often to be safe. I wanted this skirt to be removable so I attached it with the 3M Velcro-like pieces.
I only covered the front that faces the kids and side that faces the door! It's perfect to hide bins but won't get in my way coming from my desk area!!
A New Fridge!
I am so lucky to have had help setting up my classroom for this new school year after being moved to a new room.
Maybe it's your first classroom, or you are making a change like my friend Sarah and moving to a new school. I've had the great pleasure of moving schools, and this summer I am moving halls at my own school. So you don't have to stand and stare at the wall and get yourself all worked up and anxious here's what you should do.
Step 1: Ask to see your room and take notes (pictures). You should pay attention to types of furniture, whiteboards, and bulletin boards. Sarah's room was preciously a middle school science room that is going to be transformed into a 4th grade math room. Check out all of her storage space!!