Friday, August 29, 2014

Classroom Set-up

Here’s how my classroom looks the first week of school (from last year).  Quite a transformation!

Notice that the plant takes up half my desk.   I know, it’s fake, but it’s so pretty!  It makes me feel like Ferdinand the Bull sniffing his flowers in the bull ring—very, very calming!

Would you like some more creative ideas for your classroom set-up?  Pinterest has many creative ideas for learning spaces.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Empty Classroom – Planning for Class Set-up

 I’m setting up my classroom for the first day of school.  Would you like to take a look? 

I’m always amazed at how a huge pile of boxes and bags “magically” transforms into a welcoming space; chaos into order; clutter into flowing feng shui. 

Oh, it’s magic, and tons of planning, and heavy lifting!

 If you'd like some classroom set-up tips and design ideas, Scholastic has a great classroom set-up tool here!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello—and welcome to Teacher Ink!

This is where you’ll find my thoughts on teaching, calming, and inspiring kids.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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