Pre-S Classroom pics? Anyone care to share?

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  1. SpecialPreskoo

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    I'm trying to figure out how to make my room cozier. I would love to see how your rooms look.

    http://bcmnc.blount.k12.al.us/rise class tour.htm
    That was how my room looked last year. I haven't taken pictures yet of how it looks this year, but it looks sort of the same, just a little different placement of tables and such. The room still looks... hmm... what is the word I'm looking for... blah? sterile? I don't know, but COZY is not it.
     
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    Hmmm, I don't have any pictures of my room yet, but how about a rug? Some bright pillows on your couch? They can be easily made even if you can't sew by using no-sew binding. I think that a rug would do a lot for the room, as the floor is so white and the walls are so pale.
     
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    Yeah, I've thought about a rug. I'd love to have one with the designated spots for the kids to sit on.

    I need a cover over that couch. It is looking old and rough.
     
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    Oh, I'd thought about a couple of small couches (kid size) for the reading area and listening area. I think they are neat.
     
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    I like this rug. I like the 1/4 circle design, the shapes on it. $329.00 Lakeshore learning
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    These two are from Environments.
    And I kinda like this one. I like the semi-circle part of it. $341.90
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    And I like this one. If you have a kid that needs a little more wiggle room, put them on a rectangle. $294.45
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    Price wise, I'll probably end up with the rectangle one with all the shapes.
     
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    Rugs would certainly help. How about more real things? Like plants, an aquarium. Or soft containers, like wicker baskets. Or more textures and colors. I like your room, the centers are clearly defined. All I would do is tweek a few things to make it softer. To get ideas, I would look at any other classrooms I could find.
     
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    I agree that a rug would help things. You could also go to a carpet store and ask them if they have an remnants you can buy for really inexpensively. I know I got a nice berber remnant once for less than $50.

    How about some nice pictures on the walls too? That might make a difference.
     
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    Oh, plants, baskets, blankets, scarves, fish tanks........my room is tiny but those things are very popular inside the small space. Do you have a table they could cover with blankets or something for an alone space if they needed to?
     
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    Here are my classroom pics: http://prekinders.com/classroomtour.htm

    I would recommend adding natural baskets, plants, curtains, rug, artificial flowers. A really helpful book on classroom environment is "Designs for Living & Learning".
     
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    I wish I still had my fake ficus tree!! I know a perfect place for it but it sat here in my house for the longest in the way. I sold it last year in a yard sale. :( I do have a fish bowl that I'm going to set up some where. I can bum from fish from the secretary's tank. She has guppies that multiply like rabbits... lol. I'll have to keep an eye out. I might put a sign up at school for the others to see in case they have stuff at home they don't need anymore.
     
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    Karen, I like your room!! I love all of the pics! Nice!!
     
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    I just finished my classroom today, and I will try to get the pic up over the next week.
     
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    You could get baskets from the thrift store and a neutral colored rug from most dollar stores.
     
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    There are plain (but not necessarily brown----many are blue) rugs at Wal-Marts and the like right now. They are in the "dorm" section. I get mine for about 15-20 dollars, they are a 10x12 or so rug. Anyway using those to define some areas (which you have done well) would give you softness, texture and noise muffling.
     

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