Saturday Morning Coffee: Classrooms

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This week is all about classrooms since I will be heading to the school soon to set up and organize my classroom for the new school year.  I want to share some of the great reads I have found on setting up, organizing, decorating, and generally prepping your classroom for the school year.

1.  While I have some wall space, I don't want to cover all of it with anchor charts.  I think I am going to use Longwing Montessori's plans for a PVC Anchor Chart Stand.

2.  Pretty much everything on Classroom Cribs is worth looking at for classroom design.  I have incorporated many examples already.

3. Erin Klein is my go-to person for all things classroom design.  She has a plethora of blog posts, but my favorite is Designing Your Classroom Space.

4.  Last winter the Teachers Pay Teachers Blog had a post on Secondary Classroom Organization.  I especially liked the idea of using color- I do this with notebooks: one color for each class.

5.  I adore anything Teaching Sam and Scout puts out, so her Decoration and Organization for the Secondary Classroom is one I refer to yearly.

6.  Karen from Our Class Web has and organization post with numerous tips.

7.  The Classroom Creative's post on Classroom Organization has lots of tips too; I want a reminder board by the door.

8.  I followed Finally in First's tip for storing borders with binder clips.

9.  Eat. Write. Teach is one of my favorite secondary teaching sites, and her Konmari for the Classroom if perfect for those purging times like getting ready for fall.

10.  I have my Classroom Transformation series from two years ago, and my room looked much the same last year.

P.S.- Be sure to grab my Rainbow Desk Labels for Grouping

I print two sets: one for the desks and one to hand out randomly to students on the first day of school to assign seats.  If you put them on tables randomly, you can get four different groupings: the random table groups, numbers, letters, and colors.

Did you find any great reads this week?  

I would love to know your classroom tips.

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