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Setting Up Your Classroom

First, check with your supervisor and custodian on what the regulations are in your school about decorations and classroom configuration. Some principals only allow a certain desk formation. Some principals do not allow commercial signs and decorations.

The custodial staff will inform you about what their regulations about how to attach signs and hanging from lights, etc. Also, become familiar with the Fire Marshall Restrictions in terms of furniture, curtains, decorations, etc.

Visit other classrooms to get an idea how they are set up. Ask if you can take digital pictures of the areas you really like.

Talk with other teachers to get their suggestions.

Take graph paper and draw the dimensions of your classroom and cut out on index cards the objects you want to have in your classroom. Or use the following website: Classroom Architect
Classroom Architect - Outline Your Classroom Floor Plan

Take digital pictures of your classroom


Physically Setting Up Your Classroom

If you are allowed into your school before the beginning of the school year I would suggest bringing someone with you to help (check to see if this is allowed). This is very helpful especially if you plan to move furniture.

For security sake it is wise to have someone with you especially when the school is not in full session.


Class Set Up Tool

Classroom Architect

Create a floor plan that flows from your classroom door

Preschool Resources - Setting Up Your Classroom

Reflecting on Classroom Setup - Voicethread

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom | Edutopia

10 ways to think about your learning space

My Rooms | The Cornerstone

Creating a Cozy Classroom | The Cornerstone

Switch to a communicative set-up

Room Setup - The School Supply Addict

The Secrets of Your Classroom - What Your Set Up Says About You

Setting up computers in your classroom or computer lab.

Redesigning Schools links can be found on My Architecture page

Students design their own classroom - Kelowna News - Castanet.net

Classroom layout and design on Pinterest


Seating Arrangements
Cybrary Man's Seating Plan Page


My Classroom Libraries Page

My Learning Spaces Page


In the CLASSROOM PICTURES on Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
you will find the following pages filled with links to pictures of classrooms:
Pre K Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade
Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade

Colin's Classroom