How can I make my classroom look homey?

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  • Pat Rios Pat Rios on Mar 20, 2019

    This article has several ideas with pictures. I love them!

  • Wendy Wendy on Mar 20, 2019

    Create a reading center/library with rugs, books, poufs, and a cozy lamp. If there is room, some cozy seating makes a huge difference! Check out the photos for inspo.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 20, 2019

    Library center! some lamps (instead of those harsh, fluorescent lights) a nice rug (on clearance at Marshalls or Walmart) and some big pillows (again, on clearance!)

    Thank you teachers for all you do!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 21, 2019

    What do you mean by 'homey'? Do you mean bright and welcoming?

    How many students do you have, and what is the size of the room?

  • Jonna Willadsen Jonna Willadsen on Mar 21, 2019

    Any way you can use material to make it feel homey. Many desks can’t hold enough so I made book holders that just had one big pocket to slip over the back of chairs when I taught. I used upholstery scraps and the kids could choose their own. (Kind of like a pillowcase with a pocket) I also had a couple of rocking chairs I put in a reading corner. Big pillows and even carpet squares to sit on. I also painted a couple of old wooden chairs that I painted kinda Dr Seuss looking and very colorful. The kids loved those.

  • Gail Guillot Gail Guillot on Mar 21, 2019

    I read the other suggestions and they all sound great. However, I would have a theme and use it a couple of years. Some I had were sunflowers, Bart Simpson, (when he first came out and was more G rated.) Bears, put the word out and parents are thrilled to donate. One of mine sat in a swing hanging from the ceiling. An old fashioned claw foot bathtub filled with pillows is a great reading spot. And one of the best, a western theme with a watering container and pillows. The key to being able to change often is resale, garage sales, donations, re purpose, etc. Good luck. You sound like an awesome teacher to care about the learning atmosphere.