How to have the coolest classroom in school

The new school year is right around the corner. We hear that teachers are already busy decorating their classrooms for the year ahead.

Room Decor Emily Taylor
“My students have brilliant and creative minds and they need supplies to show their brilliance.” -Emily Taylor

You read that right. Pencils and folders are always important, but as teachers you put a lot of effort into the supplies that decorate your room, too. You know that the environment children are learning in can make a big impact on the quality of their education.

According to Dr. Sheryl Reinisch, director of Early Childhood Education Programs at Concordia University-Portland, “high-quality classroom environments help children feel safe, secure, and valued. As a result, self-esteem increases and students are motivated to engage in the learning process.”

With that in mind, we have a few places you can purchase fun decorations using your AdoptAClassroom.org account. Click shop, and then click on The Teacher Store logo. From there, search “room décor” and you will find a variety of different bulletin board borders, and POP! Charts. Office Depot is another good vendor to search “classroom decorations.” You will find bulletin board sets and themed kits for your classroom.

“[I created] a sensory space in my classroom to help kids get regulated and ready to learn.” -Beth Barrett
Also, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to decorations. Posters and wall decals are always fun, but that doesn’t mean those are your only resources. A classroom pet can make the classroom feel more like a home as well as student artwork on the walls. If you’re feeling creative over the summer, you can even try making some of your own classroom decorations as well.

https://www.pinterest.com/adoptaclassroom/classroom-d%C3%A9cor/

Need some ideas on DIY decorations? We’ve got plenty of ideas for you to pin and try out at home this summer. If you can’t find what you need from the vendors on our site, email [email protected] and we’ll help you get whatever you need for your classroom.

Do you have an idea for the next Teacher Cool Tool? Please email Program Coordinator Melissa Hruza with your idea at [email protected]!

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