#classroombookaday UPDATE: Flipped Upside-Down!

Remember in my last update when I mentioned Jonah’s perspective on our display wall? I finally had some time yesterday to flip it upside-down and it makes me wonder why I didn’t do it long ago!  What a great example of how seeing things through a kid’s eyes can make so much of a difference.  It was an unplanned and unexpected change, but was definitely for the better!  Now we can really watch it fill-up (because I guess before it trickled down the wall??)!

It’s a small change but definitely one that will make a difference! I wasn’t at school today so I didn’t see the kids’ response to it–can’t wait to see what they say tomorrow! 🙂

What do you think?  If you have a #classroombookaday display, I’d love to see it!

A Little Twist

Remember when I shared my new door idea yesterday?  Well…today my friend and new teammate, Rachael, suggested something that would put a little twist on the whole thing: put in on the INSIDE of the door instead of the outside.

Ok, I know at first mention it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal.  Not really that different from what I did originally.  But really for me it was a huge thing–turned my whole thinking on end, mainly because I had thought long and hard about why I wanted it to go outside: my goal was that I wanted every kiddo (or anyone really) who came into my room to be reminded about who they are, what they are capable of and how much I want them to succeed, every time they came into the room.

But then Rachael pointed out that if my door is open (like it usually is), then all of that will be on the BACK–hidden from view.  And then she reminded me that when we all come into the room (from specials, lunch, etc.) the only way they would be able to see it is if they each came in individually–again, the door would be open and the words would be on the BACK of the door.

Ha!  SO simple, but so obviously not how I was thinking about it.  Don’t you love it when other people get their eyes on things and give you a completely new way of seeing them?  Brilliant idea, Rachael!  And yes, I think I will be moving it tomorrow! (Lucky for me that I didn’t finish attaching it all permanently yesterday! 🙂 )

When did someone help you see something a completely different way?  What did you do in response?