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At the start of this year, I will be in a temporary classroom that is pretty plain and it will be used by many teachers throughout the day so I can't really make it my own. Any advice on how to keep it fresh and help students enjoy the environment instead of the blank walls?

Jul 27, 2014 9:09pm

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    • Aug 8, 2014 12:44pm


      Get a cart and fill it with fun supplies: markers, highlighters, glitter, stickers, colorful staplers, tissues, hand sanitizer, a nice plant, etc... I would decorate the heck out of the cart with borders and batteries powered flicker lights. The kids will get a kick out of it and it will brighten the room when you walk in. I taught seventh grade for 9 years and they always loved over-the-top presentations like that. (:

      Best of luck,

      • Jul 29, 2014 9:45am

        I agree with Terri, definitely communicate with the other teachers you are sharing the space with if it is going to be more long term. Good luck!

        • Aug 6, 2014 11:19am

          I agree. I would try to talk to the other teachers who will be sharing the space with you and see if you could all come up with some ideas as far as decoration and theme. Anything that you purchase you could use in your own classroom once you get it. I would utilize the use of any bulletin boards etc. that may be in the class. You could also use string and clothespins to decorate or hand students work. Good Luck.