5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School!

5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
Don't want to think about it yet? 
Me neither :) 
But it's coming. For some of us, sooner than later.
So I thought I would post my top 5 tips to classroom set-up.
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
I have been teaching for a loooong time. These words of advice come from experience. And they apply to any grade level!
#1
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
Make one bulletin board in your classroom a Focus Board. {It can also be called an Objective Board}. On it, hang anchor charts that show what your class is learning, especially in the core subjects. They'll serve as visual reminders for your students, reminding them what they need to focus on for the week. 
{See my previous post about Focus Boards here}
#2
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
This is important, no matter what grade you teach. Your littlest learners will benefit from being exposed to language, and you could add graphics to help them make the connection too. Of course, older students will be able to read the labels. But no matter what, it will serve its purpose- things will go back where they belong!
#3
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
I know that 'cute' classrooms get a lot of flak. But who wouldn't want to learn in a space that is inviting! I am convinced that inviting classrooms are more conducive to learning than spaces that don't feel comfortable. And you don't need to spend a fortune to make your room cozy...there are always yard sales and donations where you'll find things that work great!
#4
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
This may sound like common sense, but it needs to be said. You will save yourself lots of time spent helping students find what they need. You are also helping your students learn responsibility and self-sufficiency. When students can quickly and easily get the tools that they need to learn, there is more time to spend on the actual learning! 
#5
5 Tips for Getting Your Classroom Ready for Back to School! #backtoschool #classroom #classroomdecor #classroomorganization #organization #teachertips #teacherhacks #classroomsetup
You spend a lot of hours, every weekday, in the classroom. Make sure you take some time to make it workable for you, too! Make it a space you enjoy being...it's your second home!

1 comment

  1. Super cute classroom! It looks very organized.
    Cheers,
    Terri

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