I feel like I’ve completed a marathon! This beast of a room is finally finished, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. This summer I’ve walked you through my thought process and strategy for my classroom as I set up a new space. You can check out where I started in Part 1, and where I was once I settled on a furniture set up and unpacked some boxes in Part 2. While the final touches to my classroom may just look like decorations, there is thought and intention behind everything I placed on the walls in in my room.
The best thing about classrooms is that they are supposed to evolved with the needs of your room. They aren’t stagnant. Your room shouldn’t be set up the same each year. Rather they should grow and change with your learners, and as you grow and learn as a teacher. Decor can go beyond cute things on the wall to meaningful goals and celebrations of student success. No matter how you set up your classroom, if you do it with intention; focused on student and staff needs and you’ll find a success in your space.