Spring Cleaning for Your Classroom
How to set students up for a successful second half of the school year with some reorganization.
At the beginning of the school year, your classroom is a clean slate; it’s organized, well-stocked, and ready for incoming students. But by the time spring rolls around, it may be time for a refresh. Whether you’re restocking and reorganizing or giving your classroom a complete make-over, here are some tips on spring cleaning that can help benefit you and your students:
Update the scenery - For many students, things can feel pretty routine by mid-school year. Reorganizing or redecorating your classroom can help re-engage your students by giving them new focal points and a change in routine.
Switch up assigned seating - Students don’t have to switch seats only because they’re misbehaving. Take your students out of their complacency in the classroom and help them engage with more of their peers by switching up seats in the spring.
Assess classroom spaces - Are there sections of your classroom that are totally ignored? Taking a look at what your classroom offers and updating unused spaces will not only lend to classroom organization but may inspire your students to engage with content they’ve been ignoring.
Re-stock supplies - At this point in the year, your daily classroom supplies may be dwindling. Take stock of what you currently have and re-stock essential items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and disinfecting wipes.
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