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Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never been to IKEA.  We don't have one in my area.  Maybe that's a good thing!  Eight of us teacher friends decided to take an overnight trip together and one of the stops on this trip was to IKEA.  Out of all of us, only one teacher had ever been inside!

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA


This trip was so much fun!  I definitely could have spent a lot longer here looking at all the fun ideas for your home and your classroom.  SO MANY IDEAS!  While I walked along being amazed, I snapped a bunch of pictures so those of you who also have never been could see what fun things there are inside!

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

This speech bubble and arrow came as a set.  I was thrilled by the speech bubble because it is one of the colors in my room.  I wasn't sure how I would use it, but knew I needed it.  It is in my fluency center now.  When I do my classroom reveal, I will show what I did with it.  It wasn't until after I got home that I noticed this speech bubble kind of matched the speech bubble in my blog header!!!  Love that!

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

I really liked these buttons!  Big plate sized plastic buttons to decorate your wall.  

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

All kinds of frames in all kinds of sizes!  I know a lot of us could use these for all the posters/charts we hang and for the art work the students give us.

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

I loved these fun hooks!  The kids would think these were pretty funny to see hanging around in our rooms.

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

I really enjoy having different seating options for the kids.  This one looked nice and comfy!  I think without even trying, I am just attracted to things that match the colors in my room!

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

These number cube baskets were really fun!  

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

I think we have all seen these rug pieces.  Great way for students to be able to define their space and have their space be mobile.

Teacher and Classroom Ideas from IKEA

How fun are these matchstick tally mark pillows??  If you are teaching math, you need this for sure!

Classroom Set up

I have these type of decorations hanging in my room.  But not the size or shape of these!  Some of them were huge!!  

Classroom set up

I got the idea of these little frames on stands from my friend, Tammy at Forever in First.  My students need vowel picture/sounds reminders and Bb Dd charts to remind them which way the letters go.  These are going to be very helpful this year!

Classroom Set up

These crates on wheels could be so handy for files, book bags, indoor recess games, etc...  I really liked that they were on wheels and would make it really easy to move.

Classroom Set up

I really wanted to check out these stools.  The red on the bottom left is very popular.  They are cheap in price and come in different colors.  The stool did seem pretty good, but not as sturdy as a regular chair maybe.  But if a student breaks one, it wouldn't be as expensive to replace either.

Tell me, have you been to IKEA?  What fun finds did you get for your classroom??

10 comments:

  1. LOVE all of these ideas!!! Heading to IKEA this week to check them out.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I hope you found lots of good stuff on your shopping trip to IKEA too!

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  2. It would be way too easy to spend all kinds of money there, huh? You found some great stuff. I thought the blue frames were discontinued, so I'm glad they're still around.

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    1. IKEA had the frames in blue and in white, Tammy. I was glad they were still there too. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. I'm sooooo jealous! I really, really, really want to go to an Ikea. I say this every summer and I never make the trip. How fun to go with a group of friends.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. It was a lot of fun for all of us teachers to go to IKEA together, Alison! I hope you get to go too sometime. :)

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  4. I use the crate on wheels as a listening center. It holds my headphones and cassette player. I can stash it anywhere, and then just put it on the rug when we need it. When in use, the flat top displays the cassette player and the copies of the books.

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    1. Those are great ideas for using that cart on wheels, Mrs. Wyman! Thank you for passing them on to everyone!

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  5. So..Much..Fun!! I loved the pictures in this post. There is an Ikea at the end of my street.....So DANGEROUS!! Let me know if you ever need me to send something your way :)
    Em

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    1. Oh my, Em...that WOULD be dangerous to have an IKEA so close to home! Thank you for the offer to send me something! I appreciate that!!

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