Thinking about getting your classroom ready? It's important to think about how our decor and storage impacts student's being able to attend and focus.
In my self-contained classroom, my students are all highly distractable. It can be very difficult to regain their attention once attention to task has been broken. A couple years ago I started really taking a look at my classroom set up and decor to see if there were any parts I could tweak to eliminate visual distractions. That's when I noticed this...
For ME, this was a great space for my program. All of these glorious containers keep my sensory materials contained and organized. The problem? It was very distracting for my students. To them it was a whole bunch of stuff that they love to "play" with and aren't allowed to. No worries!! There is a simple solution!!
I spray painted the plastic bins two years ago and it is holding up SOOO well! Here is a picture of it now....2 years later.
How do you clear out visual clutter?