Personal Touches that Make Your Classroom Pop


Welcome to the July edition of Pick 3 Pinterest Linky.  During this time of year, many teachers are perusing pins looking for cute things to make for their classroom that they normally don't have time for, so I thought I'd pick a few of the "easy" personal touch ideas that you might try out this year.  If you love looking at classroom organization ideas, you might flash back to yesterday's post too.


The first pin I chose will organize your whiteboard to be more of a focus wall.  I love the idea of 
re-purposing wall decals. I posted inspirational messages I found at the Dollar Tree last year, but I never thought about using them on a whiteboard.  I love how these might help students *remember* what's important for the day.
36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom. Some clever ideas like the one pictured, and some that I know I would never waste time on. :)


The next set of pins actually is a combination idea. The kids in my group fussed all the time about who would get to set in my beanbags, and it wasn't unusual for them to even horde my throw pillows too. How about having the kids bring in their favorite t-shirts to make their own reading pillows.  Flip over a chair, add that personalized pillow, and I think you'd have happy little readers.  



The last pin I wanted to feature is a reading nook. Kids love having places to "get away" from the hubbub of the classroom. For some kids, a sensory break is needed to help them just cope, so a sweet little reading nook serves multiple purposes. Plus, I think it just adds a sweet personal touch that tells your students that reading is important in your classroom and you want them to feel like your classroom is their temporary home.  

This one uses file cabinets and a tension rod to make a cozy nook.  I love how the teacher added in photos and pillows to make it warm and comfortable too.  


Have a pintastic weekend, readers, and come back Sunday for...duh...duh...duh...
Shark Week!
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  1. I love the pillow idea! My kids fight over my bean bags too, and I thought about getting rid of them this year just to avoid it. It might even be fun to let them decorate their own plain white t shirt. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Oh...I love the idea of decorating their own. That would be fun.

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  2. Love the nook and cushion idea! Read away! Thanks for posting. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I replied via email to you. :-)

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  3. That reading nook is awesome! And the t-shirt pillows! How fun are those!?! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us! :)

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    1. I had every intention of doing it early, but time just got away. Thanks for hosting once again. Love this link up!

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  4. I love the t-shirt idea and flipping the chairs. I think my 5th graders would love that.

    Kim
    Quinnessential Lessons

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  5. I love the pillow and reading nook idea. My junior high students are forever asking if they can lay on the floor so I've been collecting ideas to make it more cozy!

    ~Shyra Junior High Core Values

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    1. And YOU will be the cool teacher! I know my daughter would love that!

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  6. The reading nook is a really cute idea. I will think about how to incorporate that into my smallish space! Thanks for sharing.
    Burke's Special Kids

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    1. There were definitely years I could not have made a spot for it, but I do love it!!

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  7. I love the decals!! Those are so adorable!

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