5 Creative Classroom Hacks
By Jewelle Trotman
Use your classroom decorating to inspire students to think of creative solutions! Here are 5 fun, functional, and creative classroom hacks you’ll want to incorporate into your space for the upcoming school year.
1. Tidy Up with a Shower Caddy
Source: Learning in Wonderland inspired by Charley’s Classroom on Instagram
Shower Caddies are a compact, storage miracle! The suction wall attachment, several compartments, and hooks make it ideal for any classroom. A decorative, self-adhesive name plate or sticker label can add a nice pop of color to a boring Shower Caddy.
2. Create a Light Board as a Fun Lesson on Using “Indoor Voices”
Source: @misscourtneysclass on Instagram
Grab the attention of your students and keep noisiness under control. Use colorful and patterned deco letters to label the different voice levels, display push lights, and tap a light to indicate how loud your students should be!
3. Minimize Glitter Explosions with Salt Shakers
Source: @purely.primary on Instagram
Store your arts and crafts materials in a crafty way! Salt shakers make distributing glitter more manageable so there’s less of a mess. Get even more creative by decorating your shakers with cute stickers!
4. Brush Off Organizational Stress by Using Toothbrush Holders as Storage
Source: @thebrightsunflower on Instagram
A toothbrush holder can keep students’ writing utensils nice and tidy. Use sticker labels to eliminate confusion about what belongs to whom (students can get possessive about pencils sometimes).
5. Eliminate the Mystery of Missing Markers with Velcro® Tabs
Source: Lucky Little Learners
Do you have a hard time keeping track of your markers? Does it seem like the ink never lasts long enough? If you answered yes, this hack is for you!