Hello beautiful people! Pictures don’t do it justice, but I thought I would attempt a little classroom tour and give you some of the reasons behind my décor choices and link some of the resources and items I used to decorate my happy space!
I guess we will start with the entrance.
To the left of my door is a big storage cabinet with my Affirmation Station on it and our Mental Health Check-In Poster. My affirmation station will be fully explained in a post on mental health coming in the near future!
I have been using this affirmation station with my peer counseling classes for the past few years and they really enjoy being able to write notes to each other receive compliments from their peers. The mirror is a big hit with my high schoolers, both boys and girls enjoy checking themselves in the mirror. Like many other teacher instagramers, I added a quote at the top for a positive touch.
Mental health has been a theme of my classes this year, I have been offering more strategies to my students to improve or maintain their mental health. I’ve used bulletin boards to encourage mental health conversations in my classroom. I created this A Better You bulletin board after attending TYHO last summer. I asked my students what three areas they felt they needed to improve upon in their daily lives and they said “Managing Stress, Maintaining Relationships, and Putting Myself First”. I then created this board to hit on all three of those areas and to provide them with positive affirmations that they could repeat to themselves and a coping strategy that could help them cope with the situation they are currently facing.
The last area of other side of this entry way has my flexible seating chart, storage cabinets, and our community service/calendar boards. I created a preference sheet that students fill out with their flexible seating choices. They must provide a reason why they deserve their top choice, by the end of the block I provide them with their flex seating location for the week, they can choose to sit there or in their home base location (desk). The chart has the different choices and velcro, so I am able to move students around the board easily if needed. They are color coded by block so that students can easily find their name.
I have even more flexible seating options now, so I have to update the board, but plan on waiting till next year to redo it all, so right now I just have handwritten some options on with a sharpie.
I FINALLY created this board after putting it off for months. Students are required to complete 40 hours of service learning in order to graduate from high school in our district. Opportunities for hours are sent out via email which can go unnoticed sometimes. In order to keep my students on top of their hours I decided to create this board where I can print and hang up opportunities for hours and also keep the log sheets handy for them. Students have been referencing this board and actually scheduling more hours than they have in previous years!
The right side of this board houses an events calendar and bell schedule information. The calendar pages are made by my peer counseling students at the start of each school year and updated with important events throughout the year. It helps us keep track of birthdays, field trips, major due dates, etc. All of the succulent cutouts are from the Carson Dellosa and School Girl Style “Simply Stylish” pack!
Well, this wraps up the entry way tour! I will be taking you through the rest of my classroom shortly! Hope you enjoyed this!
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Have a beautiful day xoxo,