Saturday, June 15, 2013

Classroom Decor Pin Party

Surprise! Surprise! I found another linky party to join. Summertime=linky party fun! I start out the summer hoping to spend the month of June relaxing and not thinking about school. But it just doesn't happen. My brain will not stop. Pinterest, facebook, and blogging don't help my brain turn off. But I think I have had the best school years in the past two years since I've discovered all this. And I love it! I love the planning of a new year and getting a new crop of kids. It's like a fresh start every August. I guess I'm a weirdo for enjoying this so much.
So I'm joining the party over at Just Reed.

So here are some of my favorite classroom decor ideas from pinterest.
1. I love this idea of making a wreath with the kids hand prints. Then the kids have a part in the decorating of the classroom. This would make a great first day project.
2, I love  this idea for displaying birthdays. I wanted to do this a few years ago and just didn't. But I think it would be great for number sense and getting the kids to connect the dates to their birthday.

3. I have seen this idea floating around pinterest and really would love to do it this year. I keep my kids for two years so I think this would be a neat keepsake for my classes.

4. I am thinking about changing up my rules for this coming up school year. I love this way of displaying the rules. I like that they are more like expectations than rules. 
5. I made curtains for my first classroom but haven't used them in forever. I would love to hang some curtains again. Especially because we need to be able to cover our windows if we go in a lockdown. But I haven't been able to figure out how to hang them. This idea is perfect.

6. I love subway art for my class. I had 3 or 4 posters with them up last year. I love this one and need to add it to my collection. I think they are colorful and great reminders for the kids and me.
7. This is a great use of space. My whiteboards are not magnetic so it would be nice to have a magnetic surface for the kids to have some word work areas. It's just an oil drip pan. 

8. I'm reading the book The Next Step in Guided Reading this summer and partcipating in the book study. This is an area that I haven't been as organized as I would like to be. I need to work on planning ahead and then following through with the plan. I love this idea of organizing all the materials in one basket for each group and color coding them. I'm big on the color coding this summer.
9. Here's another a color coding idea that I love. I have my word work and math station materials organized in drawers. Currently my word work stuff isn't even labeled. But I love the idea of color coding things so the materials get back into the right place. 
10.Last but not least is this writing center pin. I have loved this set up for a while but I haven't gotten the stuff together to make one. I guess I need to start hitting some thrift stores or yard sales for the perfect table. 
So those are some of my favorite classroom decor pins. Going through all my pins helped me to get some ideas of projects to work on this summer. What are you working on this summer? Be sure to head over to Just Reed and check the party out
Just Reed!


  1. Great ideas! I stole a few (well . . . pinned them anyway). Have a great summer working on organizing!

    What I Have Learned

  2. I love that writing table, I pinned it. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Love, love, love the curtain idea. Why the heck didn't I think of that?
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. I've seen the writing table. I like that idea too.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  5. Love your ideas, my friend! I am hooked on Pinterest as well! Soooo many ideas and a wonderful way for us to share things with each other! Many times I see things and wonder why I didn't think of that! Sometimes we just need a spark to get started! Hopefully see you soon!

    5th Grade Tomfoolery


  6. I love the hand-print wreath. I also love the thumb print tree. I just wish I would have started that my first year teaching.