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Rethinking Classroom Design

It's that time of year again......time to start thinking about next year. If you're like me, you're already thinking about what you want to tweak for next year - whether that's schedule, instructional strategies, or classroom environment. Classroom design is an important consideration. Consider that kiddos spend the greatest portion of the day in your classroom, and you realize just how important it is!

Playful Patches 6" Designer Cut Outs
Your classroom should be a safe haven. Kiddos need to feel welcome and respected, and it ought to be a calming (rather than overly stimulating) environment. I like to make the room as homey as possible so that we're all comfortable. I put a lot of thought into color schemes as well as furniture arrangement when I'm planning my classroom. Colors and textures are as important as the anchor charts that we hang on our walls.

I'm very pleased to be an Exclusive Blogger for Creative Teaching Press. Their products really fit the bill when it comes to effective classroom decor. They have so many wonderful options! The past few years, I've love my Dots on Turquoise...but I'm ready for a change. Enter Upcycle Style! Oh my gosh, y'all!!! Have you seen this collection yet? I promise, you'll love it too! (CTP really makes choosing'll love them all!) I love the rustic, down home feel of the collection. The wood grain and metals, the distressed wood, and the use of textiles like denim, quilts, and needlework just all come together to make a beautiful collection!

And, speaking of down home feel.....check out this matching flameless candle from Zazzle!! Oh my goodness! Can you picture a few of these on your desk or on top of a bookshelf or two? And it even has a TIMER! Love!! Make sure you check out the items over at Zazzle....they match many of the other collections, as well!

Beside candles, you can also find pillows, dry erase boards, stickers, magnetic frames, iPad mini covers, and lots more goodies for classrooms. You can even get matching shoes, earrings, or ties!!
Just a few of the Inspire U posters paired with the Denim Border and Rustic Medallions Border.
Pair Upcycle Style with the Inspire U collection? LOVE!! My school has really been focusing on growth mindset this year along with standards based growth model report cards, & I really appreciate how the Inspire U posters fit in with those!! I mean seriously? Perfect! I truly cannot wait to set up my classroom with the addition of these posters....they fit in so well with what we tell them about growth mindset! (Ya gotta love it when everything comes together like that!)

Pssst! Guess what!! CTP is letting me giveaway the whole Upcycle Style Inspire U Pack!! Yep! Everything you see up above: all of the posters (including Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.), the patch cut outs, AND the two borders in the graphic!! Make sure you enter down in the rafflecopter widget! (US & Canada residents only, please).
And wait until you see these! Exclusive....COMING SOON!

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Make sure you hop over to visit my friend Cassie & see what she's working on! 

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