Halloween Classroom Decor

We are so ready for Halloween!  The children have been decorating the classroom and the atmosphere is haunting! 

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Here is how it was done:

The classroom was decorated during our art lesson. We had four workstations each one working on a different Hallowe’en themed craft activity.
There was the bat station, mouse station, classroom ghost station and free drawing station. Each group had 12 minutes on each station and then had to move onto the next one. The children were allowed to pin their decorations around the room!

See the result for yourself!

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What do you think of our spooky decorations…? 

Were you SPOOKED???

Till next time…

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Classroom tour!

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School has started and I believe the time has come for a classroom tour!

The children absolutely love their classroom and I am soooo delighted because it has taken quite some time to get ready!
BeforeHere is my before photo, I remembered to take it after I had started moving things in so it’s only a small taste of what it looked like before, it was quite bare.

Book page wreathFirst off, let’s start with the classroom door. Here is a photo of my page wreath which I  made out of an old book, that had missing pages. It hangs on the door and was really easy to make. If you like it, see photo instructions on how I made it by clicking {HERE}. I just think it is so cheerful and welcoming! I’m planning to keep it up all year but updating it now and again by making small adjustments to it. Hint: Halloween is coming… Stay posted to see how it changes!

As you walk in, you see the reading corner. This year our school is putting an emphasis on the importance of reading. By having a special corner/nook/area in your classroom for just that, you can help to inspire the desire for reading for pleasure.

That’s definitely one of my goals this year!

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The idea came from Pinterest of course. I made a sofa out of a wooden pallet and made crate stools, with my own personal twist. Recycling is the way to go! I also hung paper balls from the ceiling just to give it a more cosy feel. The kids find the reading corner comfy and I love it when they sit down and get engrossed into a book.

Next, is a photo of the back wall. It has a bookcase with all our books and a piece of furniture which stores card. I used the same material, as my reading corner, to make a curtain. I did this to hide all the ugly pieces of card showing. I used a DIY curtain rail made out of old poster hangers which sit on hooks stuck onto the piece of furniture.

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The bulletin boards displays are temporary. They will soon be filled with children’s work and informative educational displays, which I will be sharing with you!

desk area Then we move onto the desk area, which has undergone a little redecoration since the sneak peek preview. This was because some changes were made to the room i.e. the installation of a new interactive board! YAYYY!!!! So things had to be moved around. Here it is, in it’s final version.

Learning goals

The display to the side is a Learning Goals display, which shows the learning objectives taught for the week. Here is a photo of it close up. For those of you who are wondering where I got the super cute letters from, they were bought online from http://www.schoolgirlstyle.com. Check it out, it’s a great site for teachers! The smaller board behind the desk will be for my notices, timetables, e.t.c.

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Moving along, we have the two side walls, again with temporary displays.


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And last, but not least, here is a photo of the front of the classroom.

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Of course, things will change. So stay posted to the blog! We’re in for a great year, filled with lots of exciting new stuff!

I hope you enjoyed the tour! 🙂

Feel free to leave a comment below to tell me what you think!

Till next time…
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