20 Creative Teachers Who Made Socially Distanced Classrooms Look Less Frightening
Even though schools were forced to reopen all over the U.S., little to no measures were taken to ensure the students’ and the teachers’ safety. That’s why many of them had to take it upon themselves to ensure that the risk of contagion is kept to a minimum. Needless to say, the new social distancing rules – no playing, wearing masks all day, regular hand sanitation – were a little frightening to the kids, prompting teachers to come up with creative ways of not only making the kids feel safe but also ensuring the rules are followed at all times.
Check out all of the teachers’ attempts at making socially distanced classrooms feel less frightening in the gallery below!
#1 Clean Hands Will Be Ready To Go Whenever We Get Back Into The Classroom!
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#2 No Playing. Masks All Day. Six Feet Apart At All Times
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“School seems like a frightening place, when you read about all the safety measures kids will have to adhere to this year.
Thankfully, there are educators, like Jennifer Birch Pierson, a Kindergarten teacher from Texas, who are making lemonade from some very sour lemons and making their classrooms as welcoming and comforting as possible for our littlest learners.
Check out how she set up her classroom desks to look like a bunch of trucks on the road. She even makes the required desk shields look like windshields.
Those students who enter her classroom may have a tough time, but clearly they are in the hands of a caring teacher, and that’s something all parents can be grateful for.
Thank you to the teachers, who, like Ms. Pierson, are doing all they can and more to make our kids feel safe and happy.”
#3 Social Distancing
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#4 “Book Boats”
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#5 Fun And Decorative Hats With Social Distancing Sticks
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#6 Corona Classroom
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#7 Wooden Stands For Each Of My Plexiglass Trifolds!!! They Just Slide In And Out To Make Them More Sturdy For My Firsties!
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#8 Beach-Themed Classroom With Dividers
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#9 While It Was A Bummer To Have To Separate My Students Out, I Still Enjoy This Space. I Want It To Be As Bright And Welcoming As Possible. I Want My Students To Be Excited To Enter
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“Even with all that’s going on around us, I’m still excited about the beginning of a new school year like I have for the last 12 years.”
#10 Socially Distanced Classrooms
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#11 A Rainbow Of Yoga Mats That Will Be Used For Social Distancing In My Classroom!
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#12 Socially Distanced Classrooms
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#13 Social Distanced Classroom
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#14 This Space Feels Happy
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This space feels happy. After measuring and cleaning and decorating and measuring and taping and hanging and organizing and…did I say measuring? This home-sweet-classroom feels happy and worth every bit of work put in this week. I hope my students feel happy when they walk in here in a few soon. I will be sharing more of the details but for now I’m so excited that the bulk of the work is done
#15 Two Florida Teachers Turned Their Students’ Desks Into Little Jeeps To Make Social Distancing Less Scary
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#16 Make Them Their Own Supply Bags With Their Names On
#17 Clean Things And Sanitize Them Without Grabbing The Bottle
#18 Hang The Tissues In An Easy-To-Reach Place
#19 Tape Boundaries Around The Classroom
#20 Socially Distanced Classrooms
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