Happy Tuesday, y'all! It's time for our weekly Teacher Tidbit Tuesday post and today's topic is planning your classroom for the new school year. 

If you've been a long time follower of my blog, you know I'm all about some classroom decorating. I LOVE decorating! I cannot wait until my house is built so I can have a new space to decorate. I love changing the design of my classroom every summer because it's just fun for me.

I never have a theme. I just always do bright colors. Every summer I think about changing it up and doing a two color "theme", but then I see all the bright colored things in the stores and I know I would get tired of two colors reallll quickly, so I just always stick to brights!

Although I love the design aspect of it, I think it's more than just having a "cute" room. To me, the way I map out and design my classroom makes the space work for my teaching. I think, research, and plan out where I want each area to be so the flow of the room is right. I think, research, and plan out what my displays are going to be because each display goes along with my teaching. It's not just having a "cutesy classroom." It's making the classroom work for a successfully managed class. I fully believe this. The space needs to work for YOU! 

Here's how I plan out my classroom each summer.

I start by thinking of what displays I'm going to need and where they should go. 

Then I map out the classroom and draw where the displays will be so I can get a sense of how the room will be pictured and how easily accessible the boards will be to the kids. 

Then I think about how each board will be designed and I do a little mock up on the computer, so I can see it and play around with the look of it. 

Then I make a list of things I need to make for the boards!

How do you plan out your classroom design? I would LOVE to know! :)

That's it for today's Teacher Tidbit Tuesday post. Here's what topics are coming up. 

Your Summer Rountine

Classroom Design Plan (this post)

Top 10 Favorite Movies

Favorite Phone Apps

Happy List

Fictional Character Role Models

Workspace Must Haves

What's in Your Teacher Bag?