Looking Back: Evolution of a Classroom

July 24, 2015

When I think back to how my classroom has evolved over the last ten years, so much has changed.  But, many things have remained the same.  From the very first moment I stepped into my classroom I knew one thing… I wanted my students to know that I was excited to have them there, learning together was going to be awesome, and it was our room.  I also have always wanted them to know that I value creativity.  I never set out to create everything from scratch, but every summer it became a fun game of hunting thrift stores, spray painting, re-purposing, creating digital art, and making the classroom space we would share together for the next year something special.   The best classrooms don’t have to be expensive, they just need to come from your heart. A place of learning, where everyone belongs, and where each kid is celebrated.   Truly, that’s not even about the decorations at all. But decorating a classroom?  It’s so much fun. 🙂

Surf’s Up! {Tour HERE}
Behavior and Calendar board

Jungle Classroom {Tour HERE}
The Reading Hut

Go Retro! {Tour HERE}
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Monkey Madness {Tour HERE}
Reading Corner and Flags

Gearing Up! {Tour HERE}
Desktop

Bright Lights, Big Learning: City Classroom Theme {Tour HERE}
Classroom View Toward Computers

Robot Rally {Tour HERE}
It's raining...it's pouring! (Not really!)

It’s a… BRAINSTORM! {Tour HERE}
Brainstorm

There’s No Place Like Learning! {Tour HERE}
No Place Like Learning!

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