Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Classroom Pinspiration

We're not even finished with spring break and I'm already starting to think about next school year!  Yup, I'm already getting a to do list made for things I would like to accomplish and make for next year.  Of course, Pinterest is partially to blame for this!  I thought I'd share a few of my biggest pinspirations and how I'm going to incorporate these ideas into my classroom.

I love this arrangement with the round table and stools for group work. I have a "teacher table" (U-shaped table) in my classroom, but I think one like this would be great for when the kids are working on their own on group work.

I really like the drawers for organizing papers. I have baskets for various things right now, but I like the way the drawers hide some of the clutter. These types of drawers are good space savers as well!

These crates are great for the classroom. I have 6 setup as shelving and storage for my Lakeshore collection and other center activities. I really like this idea for storing group supplies so that the kids have things handy and in one convenient place.

For several years I've had the lingering thought that I'd like to come up with more free time activities other than "read your AR book." This is a great idea to give the students choices and it allows you as a teacher to change things up or even let the students select what their choices are going to be.

There's nothing particular that I want to do here, but I just love how organized this classroom looks. It's got a lot going on without being too much... I feel like with my lack of wall space my room can feel very visually cluttered, but at the same time I don't feel like there's much I can do about it.

Are you already planning for next school year?  

What projects are on your to do list for next year?


  1. Ooo I like this post! This is about the time of year that I start to think about next year! I love the first picture!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I'm a planner, so it gives me great satisfaction to start getting things prepped early!

  3. Great to see this post!! I have been thinking about next year as well. Our school had used modular building for the last 3 years and the district is building a new school so out go the modulars. Good news: I get a full sized classroom again & get to decorate it from scratch! Bad news: I have to pack everything up!

    1. I dread the day when I have to pack everything up in my classroom... BUT for a brand new room? I'd probably be okay with that! Good luck with everything! :)


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