If your school has made the decision to utilize classroom trailers, you may be wondering how you can make the most of the space and create a welcoming, effective learning environment for your students. In reality, classroom trailers aren’t all that different from the classrooms in a traditional school building. You will still have wall and storage space to work with to personalize your classroom space and decorate it freely. In fact, with a classroom trailer, you will be in many ways working from the ground up when decorating, so the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few tips for decorating your classroom trailer that are sure to help you create the perfect classroom environment.
It’s important to get a head start on your classroom. This means plenty of pre-planning. Try deciding on a theme during the summer months so that you have time to pick out and gather new decorative materials. This will give you lots of options as the year approaches and help you be ready in time for the start of the school year. You can even set out your most basic items early, such as furniture, rugs, bulletin boards and fake plants.
Make the Most of Wall Space
The walls are a key part of your classroom design. This is especially true of a classroom trailer, where you should be sure to make the most of your wall space. Be sure to consider the educational value of every decorative material you hang on the walls. It’s also a great idea to leave blank areas where you can hang student creations. This will help you build a personal environment for students as the year goes on, helping to make their classroom feel more at home.
Color can go a long way when it comes to decorating a classroom or office trailer. Keep your classroom from looking “blah” by hanging colorful decorations and adding life through plants or colorful curtains and rugs. You can even differentiate between areas of your classroom by color-coding, for instance, designating a red “reading area” or a colorful wall of fame.
Uncover As You Go
Keep your classroom changing through the year with helpful instructional decorations. Something like a timeline that gets uncovered piece-by-piece as students work their way through material can help add to students’ sense of progress while keeping the decorations interesting in your classroom all year long.
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