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New Subject, New Classroom

I’ve mentioned before how I’m making a change this year. I’m switching from Social Studies to English Language Arts (ELA). I’ve had to completely change my mindset and thought process from teaching history and geography to teaching reading, grammar, and writing. I also had to make a change in classrooms. I even moved classrooms!

The move allowed me to get rid of some things I really didn’t need any more and gave me the opportunity to redecorate. What teacher doesn’t like to do that from time to time?

So, I thought I would share what my room looks like now. Maybe it will give some else some inspiration. If you need other ideas, get on Pinterest, follow my New Classroom board. (I pinned a LOT of ideas!)

New Classroom

I used bright colors as accents. I actually regrouped my desks soon after this photo. They are now in 6 groups of 4 desks.

New Classroom

I went to many garage sales this summer and picked up as many pillows as I could. I allow students to use these during reading time.

New Classroom

Writing center includes places for students to write, supplies for writing, and posters for inspiration.

New Classroom

My letters for the bulletin board in the back didn’t arrive on time, but it should say “Exit Slip” as the title. This is a quick way students can reflect about a skill we worked on in class. I also have an area for class jobs, hashtags, and DoJo awards.

I created some posters based on famous characters of popular book titles.

I created some posters based on famous characters of popular book titles.

Please reply in the comments if you have questions! Hope you have a wonderful school year!


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