Preschool officially begins this week but our teachers have been busy setting up the classrooms and preparing for back-to-school night (happening later today!). But really, they are not only fun and enthusiastic teachers, they're also fantastic interior decorators. Here are a few notes on how to create a welcoming, homey classroom (and home?):
The busy scene above resulted in this serene setting later on in the day...
There is clearly a retro phone thing going on! Remember the whirring sound of the rotary dial?
Inviting, cozy nooks abound.
One of the preschool's decorating secrets is that you'll walk around a classroom and suddenly you'll spot a little surprise that you did not notice before, such as Jack the Fish, who, it turns out, has been in the Blue Room for a few years!
Why put crayons in a simple box when they can be in cute little jars on a two-tier server?
On the closet door: No ordinary bland bags, oh no!
Baskets, wooden bins, cute bowls corral tactile bits and pieces to dig into: shells, glass beads, and blocks, but of course, no ordinary blocks...