My classroom

A room away from home


As soon I came back from holiday, my mind was in a whirl about what I was going to do with my classroom. I had two days to figure it out but I spent it battling my post-holiday blues.

My excitement on having a planetarium theme for decoration had long gone. After a foggy mind and pointless imagination, I had decided, I would make the best of what I had inside my room.

I remember, the first time I set my foot in my classroom, I was told not to put, hang or paste any decoration on the wall as it might damage the paint. "Could you imagine the cost of repainting a wall full of holes?" It was a battle between a principle and practicality but I couldn't imagine teaching in a void room. I understand that decoration doesn't mean sticking things on the wall. However, here are my reasons why decorating a preschool classroom is important.

1. It is a place where children learn even if the teacher is not teaching. The stimulation level those things children find inside the classroom are enormous

2. It is the students' room away from home. What they find in the room could make them ease, comfortable and eager.

3. It is the place where you show how much you care for your students especially on things that matters to them.

4. It is an environment that encourages love, affinity and excellence for learning.

So, in spite of the sweltering heat that soaked me in sweat, my room is done in a week. I did the following things.

Recycled old decorations
Re- arranged cabinets to create more space
Accentuated the ceiling with party paper poms poms
Used party hats on birthday corner
Put a red old Burmese wooden umbrella on the reading corner
Bought some green vines that drape along the window pane
Hung my old flashcards with newly cut paper flowers
Made the play area get more pegs, blocks, cars and more toys
Got real plants growing on water
Had a small glass fish tank for mini aquarium.

A stimulating and educational classroom is what every child needs. It has to be simple, child centered and most of all caters also the needs of students who have learning needs. Oh, please don't forget to put a hearty simple quote. Its shows how you love being with your students.
How about you, what are your classroom beautification ideas?


Comments

Great article. Can you please reply re possibly helping me with a research project ?

By Sam, Thailand (6 months ago)

Post your comment

Comments are moderated and will not appear instantly.

Featured Jobs

Corporate ESL Teachers

15 hours ago

฿600+ /hour

Bangkok


ESL Teachers (NES and NNES European)

15 hours ago

฿35,000+ /month

Various locations


Teachers Assistants

16 hours ago

฿25,000+ /month

Samut Sakhon


Drama / Public Speaking instructor

16 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Bangkok


Teaching Positions in Bangkok

16 hours ago

฿40,000+ /month

Bangkok


Primary Grade 5 English Teacher

19 hours ago

฿80,000+ /month

Bangkok


TEFL Courses & Training

Get off to a good start...

Take your course
in Thailand!

Training Directory

Featured Teachers

  • Ivy


    BEd

    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Josephine


    MA

    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Alberto


    BA

    American, 38 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kelzang


    Certificate

    Bhutanese, 25 years old. Currently living in Bhutan

  • John


    BA

    American, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Mike


    BA

    Australian, 46 years old. Currently living in Australia

  • Ross


    BA

    British, 22 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Denmar


    Diploma

    Filipino, 20 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Tim


    MA

    Russian, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Georgene


    MA

    Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Philippines

Sponsors

Mediakids Academy

Top TEFL job placement provider with competitive benefits and an unforgettable experience.

English Planet

To be internationally recognized as the leader in quality English language training.

Smartys

Vacancies for in-house and corporate teachers at the finest schools in Suphanburi City

Eduplus

We get you a job! Options for school placements all over Thailand

BSI Broker

Brokers for ajarn health insurance and for all your Thailand insurance needs.

Siam Computer & Language

Competitive teacher packages with benefits and bonus incentives

Kajonkietsuksa School

First bilingual school in Phuket. Vacancies for kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers.

Kasintorn St Peter School

Progressive English program school near Bangkok employing NES and Filipino teachers

Inlingua Thailand

Premier language school with many branches and corporate training.

Space available

Become an ajarn dot com sponsor

The Hot Spot


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!