Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Room Design

How are all of you able to think about next year!  You are amazing and kind of stressing me out!  I am not a "theme" person.  But I do love colors so have been thinking about what colors I want to commit to.  Curtains "hide" a section of my room that houses student backpacks and coats.  Sewing new curtains does not sound like a summer project I want to start, so possibly the curtains will dictate room colors. 
Although another part of me thinks a Dodger inspired classroom would be so fun.  Dodger blue, pin stripes, a tiny bit of red....
Having students invested in the classroom is hugely important to me.  I need a balance between making and creating cute things and my leaving room for student involvement in the decorating of the classroom.  While I do live in the classroom for most of the do my students and it should a place they take as much pride in creating as I do.  I am guilty of getting wrapped up in having everything coordinated and just right.  I used to be better about having students help create their classroom.  Having them make labels is one the ways I can do that.  In their groups, they can choose a name and design a sign to label their table as well as a small matching one for their supply tub.  They also each have a cubby and a drawer, that they could design a label for, instead of me making all of them match.

However, it is summer, which means I can not let myself spend all day thinking and working on a few weeks, I think I can start obsessing about next year.....but for now I am debating between which TV marathon I should start....Firefly or Leverage.
Happy Wednesday,


  1. My vote is for Firefly!! :) Love that show!

    1. So good. If you watch Castle. Captain and Jayne had a little reunion:-)

    2. I have to vote Firefly, too! SO good :)

      Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. I agree. There needs to be balance, since it's their room too. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Hi, Laurie,

    Thanks for your comment on my post about classroom themes. I had not read yours (but I had already read today's post here! A bit backwards, I guess...).
    Anyway, YES! A big factor in the themes is that they do limit how much of the classroom really belongs to the students. Between that and the visual clutter, I vote "no" on themes, however cute and clever they may be!

    Primary Inspiration