With me transitioning from 4th grade from 1st, I knew it would be a good time to switch things up a little bit in terms of classroom design. The funny part about me moving grade levels and classrooms is that my new classroom has the exact same dimensions and is in the same spot, but just on the opposite side of the school (our building is set up with hallways for K-2 and 3-5).
I'll admit that I hate theme. I know that hate is a strong room, but I don't understand why people spend hundreds of dollars to have all these decorations around their classroom. Do lights, crazy furniture, things hanging down from everywhere really help the learning environment in your classroom? Research can always be skewed, but I really doubt it. I believe less is more when it comes to decorations and too much can be very distracting.
Over the summer I heard a quote from Kristin Ziemke that really stuck with me. I'm not a person that is a huge fan of quotes and they hardly ever speak to me, but I knew that I wanted this quote by her to be visible in my classroom. I decided to use Canva to create the poster. If you've never used this tool, it is time to start.