More and more teachers are visiting our store as the summer starts, and they are all after one thing—- they want that perfectly decorated classroom. You know, the classroom that has all of the other teachers in the building drooling with envy! The classroom that has the parents on Open House Night thinking that you are the most awesome teacher in the whole universe! The classroom that has the students so inspired that they will sit perfectly in their seats and listen to every single word you utter throughout the entire school year!
Even though that perfect classroom may never exist, I do think that summer is a great time to start thinking about your dreams and ideas for your classroom. After all, this is the space that you and your students will be spending the majority of your days for 9 months out of the year. You want a space that is inspiring, a space that is organized, and a space that fosters learning.
Here are some wonderful classrooms from around the web that should get your creative juices flowing:
•Check out the awesome classroom themes by Beth Newingham! This creative teacher goes all out to get her students excited for the school year. She even includes FREE downloads so other teachers can try these ideas!
•If you haven’t visited Tommie Netzer’s blog from Creative Teaching Press, you are definitely missing out. She has tons of ideas for your classroom and can show you how you can get that designer look for your room.
•LOVE the sweet decorating ideas in Trisha Hart’s Cute Classroom post. There are many cute ideas you could bring into your classroom.
•You also must stop by the Madly Learning Blog to see their super cute classroom themes. They know how to use every space in the room including the ceiling.
So, put on your thinking cap and start dreaming about what your room will look like for the new school year!