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Hi Friends! Today marks the first day of the new school year! Although this 2020-21 school year will certainly be unlike any other, we are excited for the new adventure of virtual learning at home. Our entire school district will be starting the year online with remote virtual learning for all students. Also, Easton’s preschool is hoping to open in January, but as of now will be remaining closed for fall and winter. I will be Easton’s teacher and I’m excited to watch him learn and grow this year! Since both of my boys will be learning at home I decided to convert a room in our house into a home classroom. The room as a vintage schoolhouse vibe that I just love! It’s a bright and airy space that will hopefully be inspiring for them and provide a great learning environment. I hope you can use some of these home classroom ideas as you prepare for the year ahead!
Come take a look around our new home classroom!
I designed these first day of school signs when Sawyer started kindergarten and we’ve been using them every year since. They are so easy to use—just personalize the file in Adobe Reader, print it out, and hang it from a clipboard! The file is available for free in the printable library if you’d like to download it.
I wanted to create a main “command center” in our home classroom with a calendar, alphabet line, printer, and regularly used workbooks and materials. I absolutely love this calendar set from Schoolgirl Style. Above the calendar set, I hung this alphabet line with upper and lowercase letters as well as numbers 1-10. On the opposite side of the room, I hung the same chalkboard style alphabet line with cursive letters since Sawyer will be learning cursive writing this year. Both of these alphabet lines had dot borders that I trimmed off to better coordinate with the vintage schoolhouse aesthetic.
I also repurposed some of the printables from our back to school party and hung them in the classroom as decor. I created some new home classroom decor designs too. I really love the “This might be tough but so am I” poster. I think it’s such a great reminder, because of course this year will have its challenges, but we will all get through it. I added it to the printable library. I hope you can use it this school year too!
Of course we can’t start any school year without updating our school memory books with new first day of school interviews and portraits. I really love this family tradition!
While I’ve been working to create this home classroom for my boys I know that all of the teachers in our community (and across the country!) have been working tirelessly to prepare for the new school year. I am always so impressed with the dedication, love and perseverance of teachers—this year even more so. I see it firsthand with my husband, Scott. He’s been working so hard preparing for the school year ahead, however it might look and change. If you’d like to thank a special teacher in your life I just added these gift tags to my Etsy shop. Sometimes the smallest gesture of thanks can make the biggest impact.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into our home classroom and I wish you all a safe, positive and productive school year ahead. It is sure to be an adventure unlike any other year! We really are all in this together. If I can help you this school year in any way please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Also, if you use any of these ideas, I’d love to see them! Please tag me on Instagram. I love connecting with all of you!
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