I don’t know about you, but the start of a new year and unpacking a classroom, all your goodies, laying things out in a new way. It just gets me really excited. I love organizing and setting things up (hence the title of my blog) and so this time of year is always really fun for me.
I know it can also be really overwhelming, especially for teachers who have a ton of stuff and may not have organized well before the end of the year. Which is why today I want I am going to share about how to unpack a classroom. And hang on tight, because it may not be what you are thinking.
How to Unpack Your Classroom
When it comes to unpacking your classroom you wan to do it in an organized fashion. If you want more info on how to setup a classroom you can read the blog here or join the free 3 Day Challenge: Prep for the First Day where we do a deep (and detailed dive) on setting up your classroom.
The podcast episode will share way more deets for all of these steps!
1.Start fresh by emptying out your room and giving it a good clean
2. Layout the Furniture in your Classrom
3. Set Up Remaining Areas (like library, stations, etc)
4. Unpack boxes in an organized way. Start with one box and stick to it. Put things into their homes in the cabinets.
Perhaps your classroom is already set up. You are one of the lucky ones that gets to leave your room set up over the summer and spend your time at the beginning of the year planning and creating fun projects for your classroom! Or maybe you get to leave your classroom set up, but you are ready for a classroom makeover.
Sometimes a makeover or a face lift is a nice way to spruce up the room. After 5 years I finally decided to change things a bit in my room. I had been staring at that decoration for the last 5 years…and I was ready for something new! And maybe you are, too!
I have a packet of pages that can walk you through developing a plan for a classroom makeover that is yours for free when you sign up for my email list!
I’d love for you to have a listen HERE. And I would especially love it if you shared it with your other teacher friends!!!
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Until next time,
If you found this helpful, make sure to pin it to your Pinterest board so you can refer back to it or so other teachers can find it!