If you follow the Instagram teaching community, you will know that it is full of amazing ideas and inspiration for the classroom, not only that, it’s also an extremely supportive and inclusive community of teachers! We have picked some of our most favourite images and teaching ideas to share with you.
You may want to follow some of these amazing Insta Teachers as inspiration for your classroom!
Rainbow Stool for the Classroom
What a gorgeous addition to any classroom. We love how katieplus4 has used a crayon, pencil, glue stick and paintbrush for the legs of this gorgeous stool for the classroom. All hand painted as well…
He’s DONE!! And i do LOVE him… pencil, crayon, glue stick and paint brush. We use these things everyday and this stool will absolutely make me smile in class? the markers are my fave ? ? #art #artteacher #artteachersofinstagram #elementaryteacher #elementaryart #create #summergoals #organized #newschool #excited #?
Clever Storage Hack for Bingo
This storage hack is AMAZING! Our huge collection of Bingo cards can get a little overwhelming! Check out how misscampbeltas has used a dishwashing rack and some bright, vibrant folders to keep her classroom Bingo games in order!
This is how I store my many @teachstarter bingo games ✅?? I buy these A5 document wallets from @therejectshop to keep boards & cards in. I stick a bingo board to the front so the kids can easily tell them apart and then I stand them up in a dish drying rack. Makes it so easy to find and put away games – and the wallets come in such great colours too! ? #teachstarter #bingo #rejectshop #teacherhacks #classroomdecor #classroomorganisation #storagehack #teachersofinstagram #tassieteachers #aussieteachers #organisedclassroom #instateacher
Nifty Storage Solution for Task Cards
Have you seen our 120 open-ended Comprehension Strategy Question Cards? Yep, that’s right 120!! This is where this awesome idea by desireephilip2614 had us smiling. She spent a little bit of her time laminating and cutting these little beauties, but her storage solution is the best!
Tactile Activities are Important!
We just love how Lauren from teacher_types has used a variety of objects on our 2D Shape Playdough Mats. The perfect tactile, hands-on and fine motor activity to get your students hooked on their learning!
NEW BLOG POST! (Actually there are a few new ones on there at the moment if you haven’t checked in for a while ??). I’ve put together some fundamental beliefs I hold when teaching mathematical concepts to young children – and in particular, teaching 2D and 3D shape. Just one idea is using these playdough mats from @teachstarter, and we added some loose parts too. If you have posted and shape ideas lately please tag me in them so I can check them out!
Get Organised for Guided Reading!
Guided Reading doesn’t need to be painful. We just love this image of organisation perfection! Our lovely friend over at thetotallydefunkteacher shared this image on her Instagram page of our Guided Reading folder covers and dividers all set up and organised in one folder!
Storing Usernames and Passwords
Classroom Boggle Display
Last term, one of my students' favourite activity was our Boggle wall. I love it too because it helps them with reading and spelling practice, as well as maths. But, I only managed to put up one Boggle activity last term. So, when I got the request to do more, I thought I'd refresh our letters for this term. And, I hope to do more in the coming weeks. ? Letter tiles: @teachstarter Bunting Heading: Mine ? #TeachStarter
Word Wall Perfection
Word walls always take up so much space! This one takes up the same amount of space regardless of how many words you add to each letter of the alphabet! I love that students can take the set of words for a particular letter away and return it when they have finished! Thanks to preparing_for_prep for using our rainbow word wall template.
Flexible Seating Idea
Some flexible seating goodness from miss.goodytwoshoes. She hunted down these coffee tables and the balance cushions from Kmart. It’s amazing what you can find on a budget!
Hands-on Learning Fun!
Lauren from teacher_types has used our Clothesline Number Cards literally on a line with pegs! A great fine-motor activity too!
I did it! My first Instagram live! If you missed it, it should still be in my stories if you wanted to check it out. Makes me think that I really should talk to you more often. ?☺️ So just to sum up a few of my favourite @teachstarter resources… ? Number t-shirts to peg onto a clothesline – so fun! ? Fish food play dough ? Alphabet play dough mats (which can also be used for letter of the day craft like we did) ? Alphabet tracing book (and what I meant to say in the live but I don’t think I quite explained myself, is that even though my child loves sitting and doing worksheets, some children learn better in other ways – and of course we always need to ensure of a good balance between worksheets and hands on play based learning ?) ? Hundreds boards and mystery pictures. ? Water unit including rain cloud in a jar experiment. ? With much more to share over the coming months. Thanks again to the Teach Starter team for their ongoing support and collaboration. ??
Mailbox for the Classroom
How gorgeous is this classroom mailbox! Purchase a cheap one from Bunnings and decorate it with whatever you wish! We love that this teacher used this box as a ‘safe box’, somewhere her students could write down their issues or concerns for her to read and chat with them about.
I can’t get enough of this gorgeous classroom mailbox!! [email protected]_digital_with_kim_maslin using it for birthday cards and other special occasions but also as a safe box where students can share any concerns or issues they may be having! ? it!! Our monster cards on display! #teachstarter #classroommailboxes #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachers
Flexible Seating is Everywhere!
We loved the colours and the idea of this flexible seating option. These bedside tables were purchased from Fantastic furniture by missemmasclassroom.
Fruit Rainbow Fun!
This image just makes you smile, doesn’t it? We love the colours and fruit inspired images for these pencil pots by colormadehappy. Follow her for some amazingly bright images and ideas that could be used in the classroom.
Storage Solution for Teaching Resources
How do you store all of your teaching resources? We love how yearsixwithmrst has used these strong plastic pockets to store a lot of her Teach Starter resources!