Classroom Design: Scene Setters

June 22, 2011 14 Comments

Have you seen these before? I’ve used them for a few years now and I love them! They’re called Scene Setters…they’re these huge vinyl mural things that people use for parties. And they are a wonderful way to add some color to your class, hide an unattractive area, or coordinate your room colors overall! This ocean one is…

Showerboards as whiteboards

June 21, 2011 34 Comments

Our school was built in 1940 and has a lot of charm…but also some inconveniences. One of the biggest is the chalkboards. I have two huuuuge, long chalkboards in my classroom. This is just part of one chalkboard that runs along the wall near the entrance (please excuse the mess, I am cleaning up in between workshops this…

Reference Book Labels {printable}

June 18, 2011 13 Comments

I know summer is a popular time for organizing classroom libraries, so I want to share some library items this season. I’ve worked on my class library a lot over the past couple of years, but it is still a work in progress. I added a new section this year, in addition to the leveled library and genre…


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