My summer holiday is officially over.
Although I’ve already put in at least a week of work on my classroom, I’ve still felt like I was on vacation.
Starting tomorrow, it’s back to work for the teachers and assistants at my school and come Thursday, it’s back to school for the kids.
To celebrate the beginning of the new school year, I’m dedicating this week to classroom preparation and organization. Each day I will post a sneak peak into my classroom complete with photos, ideas, and tips for starting the new school year.
If you’re a new teacher, I especially hope you find this week helpful and encouraging. Being a teacher is the most rewarding profession- I am so excited for you and the great adventure you’re about to begin!
I love that my classroom is bright, colorful and cheerful. One way that I’ve added extra color to the room is through the use of bold, graphic fabrics.
The front of my classroom is a wall of windows with two large radiators. Since radiators aren’t the most attractive sights to be seen, I’ve created a simple no-sew summertime slipcover* to hide one of the ugly beasts until wintertime.
I found this fun fabric a couple years ago at IKEA. To get started, place the cut-to-size fabric wrong-side-out over your radiator.
Using safety pins, create a “seam” between the two layers of fabric. Place the pins close together to prevent gaps. I first pinned the sides then pinned down the top flap.
Flip the fabric right-side-out and you’re done!
Crisp, solid, no-sew seams in mere minutes!
*Don’t you worry about fire hazards, I’ll remove the slipcover once the radiators are turned on.
Check back tomorrow to see how I’ve created an enchanting, magical, and maintenance free classroom library.