It’s a fact that I like pretty spaces and pretty things. I also happen to be a history teacher with a penchant for finding vintage items that would look AMAZING in my classroom. If you want to call that my classroom theme, then so be it. Get ready for my classroom reveal for the 2016-2017 school year, which means a ton of pictures!
When you first enter my room, off to the left are a few new vintage items that I picked up including a World War II footlocker, blue metal filing cabinet, and green tin that holds an emergency supply of highlighters. And if you couldn’t guess, I absolutely love pictures of my family and little guy (really, it’s like a shrine) and my shelves are filled with knick-knacks and photos.
I love this leather horse – another vintage item – it even has glass eyes!
My desk itself is a 1942 drafting table that I laid flat – my students are warned not to touch ANYTHING.
A few items on my desk were DIY projects featured on my other blog, The Charming Farmer and as you will see later on, I am a Winston Churchill fanatic and love this modified quote along with some vintage horse show ribbons.
Further on in the room, I’ve made the space as student friendly as possible with my brand new DIY whiteboard tables. I will have a tutorial up soon with product recommendations.
My students are provided with special areas that house their community supplies – I’m all about students being self-sufficient and having access to the items that make learning more attainable.
My room is a bit visually stimulating with quotes and words of wisdom along with documents and accessible information centers. I was able to find a 1950 pennant for our high school last year and it makes for the perfect info spot!
The somewhat blank wall is just waiting for more “stuff” – I just want to be a bit more purposeful with what goes up!
I bought this bad boy off of Amazon after last year’s cell phone craziness – it holds my student’s phones for the duration of class. No warnings, no leniency – if it isn’t in the pocket and I see it in your possession, it will be going to the office with a referral.
This vintage map cabinet was going to be trashed by the school (gasp) and I now use it as my center podium and a storage area for posters, chart paper, and poster board.
Another teacher found this map up in the storage closet (goldmine!) – perfect for teaching about the Cold War since it features the USSR!
And there it is! My work in progress/best feeling classroom yet! Vintage meets bright and quirky meets history teacher. What do you think? Any favorite parts? Let me know in the comments below!
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