Remember being a little kid with visions of your future classroom dancing in your head Your nameplate sits atop your desk facing your happy little students, while the sun, beaming through the massive windows, brilliantly lights the shiny red apple sitting in the center of your large desk calendar, as the centerpiece to your brightly colored classroom!
And then, you grow up!
So maybe your dream hasn’t changed. You still want your classroom to be Pinterest-Perfect Ready, but you also have bills to pay (oh, and something called a life outside of work!).
Get your Pinterest-Perfect Classroom for Pennies with these tips!
ONE: Painted Jars
Add some color to your classroom with some painted Mason Jars.
Re-use sauce jars or buy some Mason Jars. Buy some craft paint, pour a some paint in the jar, cap the jar, and shake!
Use them as desk decor for scissors, pens, pencils, and more OR as vases!
Posters are a quick way to decorate! Use them to motivate your students or share positive messages!
Make your own:
Download free posters from the Internet or Etsy.
Mount the posters onto scrapbook paper or construction paper for some added color OR frame them with Dollar Store frames!
THREE: Get Your Craft On!
Make your own Welcome Sign:
Decorate with scrapbook flowers:
And many of the chain craft stores offer teacher discounts when you show your teacher ID too!
FOUR: Fake Flowers
A cheap and easy way to add color ALL year long is to bring in some fake flowers! And as an added bonus, they don’t require any care!
Use the painted jars as vases!
FIVE: Decorate Like It’s a Holiday All Year Long
Get window clings during every holiday at your local Dollar Store, and wahlah! You are decorated all year!
Light up your room!
Use a doorbell to get your students’ attention, but spice it up by changing up the tunes!
Classroom Transformations have taken over social media! And some of them are amazing! But at the end of the day, you remember how someone makes you feel!
By: Miss Rae
Hi! I'm Miss Rae! I'm a Special Education Coordinator with a passion for creating research-based resources for DiVeRSe learners.