I don't know about everyone else but I feel a little overwhelmed when I go into an elementary classroom. I know we're encouraged to make our classrooms bright and interesting. I can't help but wonder if that contributes to behavior problems. Covered walls and things hanging from the ceiling are overwhelming to me. I am the type of person that cannot function in clutter. I wonder if many kids are like that too or if it intrigues them. This year I'm going to try something new. I'm going to make everything in my room a cool green or blue and focus on keeping clear surfaces and see if it effects the atmosphere. Do you guys have any suggestions on how to create/decorate a room that calms? What are your thoughts/opinions on this? I'm very curious to hear your responses!