So I really like making things look pretty and organized in the classroom. For the last few years I have been an ESL support teacher so I have had a very small space to organize and make look pretty. (even though it hasn’t always looked pretty day to day). So as I am getting ready to return to the classroom in the fall I am beginning to make some labels and stuff for my bulletin boards to help make my room look pretty.
I know that teaching and learning is my primary goal as a teacher. Some may argue that decorations are secondary. I agree that the predominant decoration on my walls will be student work, anchor charts, success criteria, and learning goals. However I also believe that just as I decorate my home I want to decorate my classroom. I want students to feel that their classroom is their home away from home; A Pretty place to be.
I have been inspired by so many great blogs about organization and decoration.
Here is one that I love from a great blog www.schoolgirlstyle.com
My intentions is to share these for others in case you too want to make your room pretty. At this point I am thinking to use a owl /dots theme. I made these labels but I might change the colour scheme when I find out what grade I will be teaching.
I did change the colour scheme inspired by the colours used in the classroom picture above….check it out in my latest post I’ve been busy…Summer Planning.