Second Grade Nest: Decorating and Organizing in the Summer

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Decorating and Organizing in the Summer

Although most people think that teachers only sleep, watch TV, and sit by the pool during their summer, teachers know the truth. We are constantly trying to become better teachers. Whether teachers are reading books, scanning blogs, writing lesson plans, or searching Pinterest for new ideas, there is never a dull moment. 

I know that one of my favorite things in the summer is to look for new ways to decorate for next year. I've always had an owl theme, but I've always added to my classroom with new nifty ideas I've found on Pinterest.
This blog post outline some fun organizing and decorating pins I have found! 

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Love these updated looks of traditional filing cabinets and word walls.
If you've never taken a virtual tour of KinderCraze's classrooom, then you need go now! 
It's extremely inspiring.
 Love the use of tissue paper nowadays! Most of these tissue paper puffs can be bought at party stores, but there are many DIY tutorials to make your own from the Dollar Tree!
 More from KinderCraze! I love the way brings importance to her classroom rules. 
 Or you could put your rules on your new bulletin board with this DIY tissue paper tutorial!

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 300+ pins to make your classroom perfectly organized. Here are a few great ones!
 Lots of teacher hacks on the left! And a fantastic way to organize your paperwork for the entire year. If I start this in August, I feel like next year would be a breeze!
 A.MA.ZING. technology storage. I hate cords hanging out all over my classroom. And this can really teach kiddos about being responsible and charging them on their own. 
And on the right.... ALL you'll ever need from IKEA. It's crazy how much you can get for your classroom in one IKEA trip.
 Binder clips and original border packaging. BRILLIANT! 
And color coordinated table buckets! Two insanely easy and amazing hacks!

Find all these ideas and more on Pinterest!


  1. I'm so glad that the table color coordination was useful to you! Thanks for the shout out. :)

    -Rachel (Classroom Confetti)

  2. Looks like you are collecting some great ideas for your classroom! Don't you just love finding new ideas? The color coordinated table baskets are really great! Why didn't I think of that? (:
    Spellbound in Second