Getting back into the swing of a new semester can feel a little sad when the walls that were once decorated with fun, winter crafts are now barren and in need of sprucing up. One of the best ways to get yourself and your students back in the learning spirit is to give your classroom decor a second semester refresh. Start brainstorming for your space with these decorating ideas.
Ideas for January Classroom Redecoration
If you’re thinking that the new semester could use a bit of change, your classroom can feel refreshed with just a few small changes. Even if you don’t have time to completely start fresh, there are a few things you can do to bring a feeling of a fresh start to the second semester.
Use What You Already Have
Do you have any decor items from previous years or semesters stored somewhere? Is there a new way to arrange or utilize the decor that you’ve already had up in the room? Using what you have on hand will not only save money, but will also save you time. Try a new organization system or getting rid of any clutter. Students will enjoy seeing a refreshed room, even if it just means that things were rearranged.
Some new things to try:
Change Up the Color Scheme
You might have chosen a few key colors to use throughout your classroom at the beginning of the new school year, but changing the color scheme for second semester doesn’t have to be the overwhelming ordeal that it sounds like. Instead, consider changing out or adding a color to the group. Not only will you have fewer decor items to change, but it will give the room a slightly different feeling without breaking the bank.
Adding colors is this easy:
Incorporate a New Classroom Space
To accompany a change in color or the rearrangement of furniture, think about adding a new activity center or area to the learning space. Whether this means the addition of seating specifically for independent reading, or a small space with tools students can use if they’re experiencing anxiety, a new area in the room is a great way to change things up without completely redecorating.
Build a study area:
Celebrate the New Semester with Updated Classroom Decor
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