I have always loved getting the new IKEA catalogue in my mailbox and I would always immediately crack the pages and begin to plan my dream house or bedroom. When I received it in my mailbox yesterday, I, of course, was excited but started thinking about my classroom I have to set up in a couple of weeks.
Imagine someone came up to you and told you that you could go on a shopping spree to create and buy whatever you wanted for your classroom?
My dream would be to take my whole class to IKEA as a field trip and buy everything we wanted together. Wouldn’t that be such a cool experience? And of course we would have to end the trip with ice cream cones for everyone!
Anyways, I was going through the IKEA catalogue I started dreaming and decided to come up with a list of things that I would buy for my classroom.
Here we go!
Different kinds of seating:
Love that these ones have wheels on them for quick meetings and collaboration.
Seating and storage? Sold!
How awesome would these be in a classroom for some quiet reading time for students.
Love these foot stool which could also be just stools and they have storage inside!
If it were my choice, I wouldn’t have desks in my classroom. I would have tables. I would love to paint them with DryErase paint.
Love this coffee table as a fun work place for students and its on wheels so it can easily move around to where they want to work.
Storage and Organization:
Wouldn’t these be great to have for paper storage?
I would love these for center organization or having one bin per student.
I thought this was a great idea for the cubby area for the students mitts, hats, scarves.
Of course, a classroom wouldn’t be a classroom with bookshelves. I would prefer them to be lower and reachable for the students.
I love the idea of making your classroom more homey and comfortable. Area rugs is a great way. I love these two rugs because they are so bright and cheery.
I really don’t like the hard florescent lighting in schools so I would get lot so lamps to brightening up the classroom.
Well that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my IKEA classroom dream. What would yours look like?