Hi there! It’s been a while since I posted; my first year of teaching has been crazy and has left me with little time to blog (let alone sleep).
When I found out that I would be teaching at Haverhill High, I immediately began thinking about how I would decorate my classroom. It was important to me that there was plenty of room to display students’ work, but I also wanted to put up some permanent decorations to make the classroom inviting and inspiring.
The desk/chairs were a particular issues for me. I really wanted to encourage discussion, so rows weren’t going to work, but because the seats are attached to the desks, it’s difficult to have the desks too close. The compromise I decided on was putting the desks in 3 “rows” or semi circles facing the Smartboard at the front of the room.
The book pages trim on the bulletin boards and the book page banners were inspired by my wonderful friend Danah Hashem. She had a similar theme at my bridal shower (which the book page flowers are from!), and I knew it would be perfect in my classroom!
My husband helped me make the #read and #write signs, which are so perfect! The gallery wall includes all things that I find inspirational and motivational. The clipboards are things I especially think are important for students to know and believe.
Since taking all of these pictures, I have made some changes and improvements (including some great student work being displayed)! Let me know what you think!