Using different colored tubs quickly organized my classroom, which easily becomes messy as soon as my students begin a project. It's easy for student to locate materials and return them to the appropriate place at the end of class.
If you're wondering how to keep your new gorgeously structured classroom clean, asking your students pitch in can instill them with a sense of responsibility and pride over 'their' classroom! (It also has the side benefit over making your job a little easier. My students always place their chairs on top of their desks, and help clean before the last bell of the day!
I had never even thought of classroom traffic flow, differentiated space, and behavior charts before watching this Scholastic film. However, now that I've instituted a few of these organizational strategies, my classroom feels twice as big!
These organization shelves are gorgeous and really helpful for holding things like class markers, games, crayons, construction paper, etc. It's great to haul out for classroom crafting sessions, and then just roll back into place when you're done.
This NYC article acts insightful questions about the nature of classroom decor. After reading this, I streamlined my class and made sure that each decor item had an educational use. Phasing out old decor really helps my students have a visual representation of their progress!
Decorating a classroom on a budget is extremely difficult! But with this website, and a quick trip to the Dollar Store - I was able to create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere for my students. This not only increases my classroom organization, but inspires me to find DIY fixes for other arenas in my life.