Up-cycle Your Classroom

What’s up-cycling you may ask? It’s taking things that could be old or recycled and turning them into everyday useful things! Decorating and keeping a classroom stocked can be expensive, especially in the primary grades. So I wanted to take the time and post about how to up-cycle and DIY some things for your room.

 

Before I get into useful tips on how to reuse the things in your room, I wanted to tell you about a great hidden gem of a website. I’ll post the link as always. If you type it in BE CAREFUL not to reverse the wording. This is a page I learned about from an art professor and the products are amazing! You can buy all your glue, paper, markers, and craft sticks in bulk cheap. If you have a limited budget and need to buy these items out of pocket go here!

This blog, the Clutter-Free Classroom, has great ideas on how to reuse and decorate containers for classroom storage.

Students or you have a messy desk? Those desk and paper organizers can add up your first year. Who doesn’t have cereal boxes though?

What other ways can you re- purpose items in your classroom?

Share and Grow!

-Miss. Moriah-

 

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Quotes and Inspiration

Quotes and Inspiration

Grades due, gotcha blue? IEPs, 504’s, the acronyms in meetings I can’t take one more!

Sometimes, ok many times, in the year being a teacher can be stressful. You may wonder why the heck did I get myself into this?! I love quotes as little pick me ups of inspiration. They work great not only for me but sometimes for students too (depending on how old the student is). If your students are working on ELA skills like, decoding a digging into meaning, starting the day off with one may not be a bad idea. They are nice discussion points and can be community building.

Since the holidays, grades, and first snow are all fast approaching I think we could all use some words of inspiration to keep us going right now!

 

Keep Calm, Grow On,

-Miss. Moriah-

 

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”Socrates

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”Abraham Lincoln

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”Rita Pierson

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”Abraham Lincoln

“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

*I saw this one recently and it’s a good one for the class wall 🙂

“There’s an old saying: Erasers are for people who make errors. But a better saying: Erasers are for people willing to correct their mistakes.”

“A hundred mistakes are an education if you learn something from each one.”

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.”-Smiles

“Form good habits. They’re as hard to break as bad ones.”

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”-Thomas Fuller