Social distancing at school isn’t that easy to achieve. The teachers will need to find a way to make sure that their students will be able to observe the required distance while in the classroom. This means rearranging chairs, setting boundaries, creating individual storage spaces, and more.
If you are a teacher looking for some inspiration on how to make your classroom safe for kids, these 30 teachers can help you out. They’ve come up with really nice ideas to keep their classrooms warm and fun while sticking with the rules.
This is such a creative idea in such a difficult time. The kids will surely love this. It somehow takes some of the fear out of coming to school.
2. Book boats
These book boats offer an effective way to keep the kids apart somehow. They are also great at keeping them busy and preoccupied.
3. A bunch of trucks
This teacher did an excellent job of making her classroom feel comforting and welcoming for the kids. By turning the desk shields into windshields, she was able to make adhering to strict safety measures more fun.
4. Clean hands
Since maintaining clean hands is important in preventing the spread of the virus, this dad made a hands-free sanitizer holder for the kids. The little learners will surely have a fun time using sanitizers on their hands.
5. Finally ready
You can feel this teacher’s excitement as she’s preparing her classroom for the kids. Even with how horrible the situation is, teachers will always find a way to make their little learners as comfortable and happy as possible while learning.
6. Disinfecting things
Keeping books and pens clean is equally important as maintaining clean hands. With this container of disinfecting wipes installed upside down next to the door, kids will be able to disinfect their things before and after their classes.
Tape is a good material to use when creating boundaries in classrooms. Once things get better, you can easily take it off. There’s no need to repaint or renovate the floor.
8. Social distancing
The idea of sitting far away from each other can be intimidating for kids. After all, they’re used to sitting next to each other back then. With these colorful yoga mats, this teacher is hoping they can help make kids feel more at ease in the classroom even when they’re social distancing.
9. Worth every bit of work
Even though the tables and chairs are far apart, the room still feels fun. You can totally feel the teacher’s effort in cleaning, decorating, and organizing the classroom for the kids. Transforming the room isn’t easy.
10. Individual supply bags
One way to minimize the spread of the virus is to give kids their own supply bags. By doing that, kids won’t have to share things. However, since kids are naturally generous and kind-hearted, the teacher still needs to look after them to make sure they don’t pass crayons around.
11. A space-themed desk
This “socially distanced” desk looks cool. This just shows how some teachers, particularly science teachers, can take things over the top.
12. Ready for the first day
The teachers were quite excited while decorating their classrooms for the first day of school. For them, it probably felt like preparing a surprise gift for their students.
13. Nothing’s changed
Even with the pandemic, this teacher still feels excited to welcome her student. It’s been the same feeling for the last 12 years for her. She truly adores the kids.
14. A full classroom
An empty classroom can make any teacher feel sad. As a way to not let virtual classes make her feel down, this teacher asked her students to pick their desks. Then, she used stuff animals to represent the kids.
15. Positive vibes
It’s nice to know that this teacher isn’t only concerned about her students’ safety. If you take a closer look at each desk, you’ll see positive statements.
16. Learning from history
In this photo, you’ll see students wearing “social distancing hats”. These look like the hats officials used during the Song dynasty to keep them from talking to each other when in court.
Kids will feel excited about these cubicles. Apart from looking nice, they also give this sense of independence.
It’s a fact that not all teachers have the extra money to spend on decorating and organizing their classrooms. If your budget is tight and you have spare shower curtains at home, you can use them as dividers.
19. Chair pockets
With the pandemic, students are encouraged to have their own supplies. Chair pockets, like the one in the photo, provides a space where the kids can safely store their things.
20. A welcoming environment
These teachers have gone above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment for the kids amidst the pandemic. That’s how strong a teacher’s dedication is.
21. A guide
This is quite creative. Instead of using big and scary signs, this teacher decided to use a bitmoji. Honestly, it’s quite funny.
22. A classroom upgrade
This upgrade didn’t come with fancy gadgets or tools. It’s just a classroom redecorated with plastic covers. Nonetheless, that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s special. A teacher poured her heart and soul to come up with this “upgrade” for her students.
23. Ready for social distancing
The teacher prepared ahead of time to make sure everything’s good before school starts. Unfortunately, she was told that they’ll be teaching virtually for the meantime. When the school decides to get the students back, she’ll be more than ready to safely welcome them.
24. A socially distanced classroom
Usually, redecorating classrooms is fun for teachers. However, not in this case. It’s heartbreaking to set up chairs far away from each other.
25. Trying hard
Setting up space where kids can learn while being physically restricted is challenging for most teachers. It even goes against some teachers’ idea of learning. Despite how hard things are, this teacher is trying hard to create the best possible learning environment for her students.
26. A different way to use book covers
Teachers are some of the most innovative and creative people on the planet. This particular teacher, for example, decided to use book covers to cover the seats in her classroom.
27. Individual crates
With these crates installed, the students will have their own space to store their things. They won’t have to leave their chairs since they can have everything they need for learning in the crates.
28. Extra storage space
With no sharing of supplies, students will need more storage space in the classroom. Fortunately, this teacher saw these lap desks on sale. She bought a lot of them and placed them under her students’ chairs. They are cheap but durable.
29. Hanging tissue box
By setting up a couple of tissue boxes in the classroom, kids will be able to clean their hands often. Just make sure that the height is right so that the kids won’t have a hard time reaching them.
30. A clever but frugal solution
This teacher had to spend $100 from her own pocket just to make barriers for her students. She used a couple of PVC pipes and clear plastic curtains she bought from the Dollar Store.
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