When you visit our classroom at the beginning of the year, I hope you find it peaceful, beautiful, and a little bit incomplete. A bit of a blank canvas if you will. I put lots of time, effort, and love into setting up the classroom but there is always something missing until the children come!
A classroom isn’t a classroom without the students!
So I purposely leave empty space. Space for the most important people in the room. Space for beautiful creations, new friendships, and lots of thoughts and opinions. I hope the empty spaces help my students know how incomplete our class is without them and how valued they are.
I’m looking forward to filling each bulletin board, clothesline, and branch with the creations of each child. I’m looking forward to each child becoming an essential part of our class.
Our class. That’s a wonderful thing.