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how to arrange a room with no windows
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I just moved to a new school closer to home and have a room with no windows and is MUCH smaller than the one I moved from. I am having a hard time visualizing sections I should need. I have a teacher/small group area, my library, class meeting area, computer area, round tables around the class meeting area, math area. Is there other areas I should be thinking about? Any areas to tie into the core standards? Also any ideas on how to make the room not so gloomy, since we have no windows? Thanks in advance for any advice!


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I also am in a room with no windows...I'm going to be watching this thread for ideas, but I do keep my bulletin boards and anything else i use in the room as bright as I can, as far as colors go...I never know whether it's raining, snowing or a hurricane outside until lunchtime and I hate it
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Just a few ideas:

1) Put up some mirrors

2) Make some fake windows Use borders or construction paper or something and make a fake outdoor scene inside of it!

3) Use lamps inside to make it more homey

4) Have a few artificial plants
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I've seen a few posts from teachers moving into rooms without windows lately....I don't have many suggestions though because I've NEVER been in a classroom WITH windows! So it's interesting to me to hear about these windowed classrooms! We only have a small slit window in the door of our room but that's it. It has never seemed gloomy to me!
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No windows here either!
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I use happy colors, lots of lamps, and plants (real and fake). Keep the door open. Try to think of the positive. You won't have to make curtains or listen to lawn mowers. You will have another wall to decorate. you will never be looking at the rain or worried about storms! yea!


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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 AM
 
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My room has AC, which is a plus.
Does your's? I keep the door closed most of the time when it's hot out and don't think anything about it
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Thanks for the suggestions
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I do not have AC, but it didn't seem all that bad in the 90 plus weather the past couple days. I'm sure that will change once the kids come with their body heat! I have been toying with the idea of making a window setting in our reading area, but sadly I am not very crafty, so we'll have to see! Thanks again for the ideas!
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