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Hello! I'm a first-year teacher of a 1st. grade class. I'm trying to decide on room decor and I'm torn between Dr. Seuss or a generic palette of soothing colors.

I've read that bright colors inspire creativity, in which case Dr. Seuss is great. However, since it is a trademark it can be expensive to do, although when it comes to his birthday, the room will already be decorated. All I have to do is add a few "happy birthday" signs and voila!

On the other hand, the soothing colors would be much cheaper for me to do as I can just get things in that color for much cheaper but I'm afraid that it would just be a "relaxed and calm" atmosphere with no creativity at all. What should I do? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. :)
retired teacher Over the years I have visited many, many classrooms and so many have way too much "visual noise". There are things everywhere- on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, on the doors and windows, on their desks, etc. and it's no wonder the ADHD kids have problems focusing, *I* had trouble focusing!

Calm and creative are not opposit...See More
Jul 16, 2016
TMich On 7/16/16, retired teacher wrote: > Over the years I have visited many, many classrooms and so > many have way too much "visual noise". There are things > everywhere- on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, on the > doors and windows, on their desks, etc. and it's no wonder the > ADHD kids have problems focusing, *I* had t...See More
Apr 29
Judy2/CA As a retired teacher I vote on doing what is cheaper for you to do. Calm and soothing sounds good to me. When special events occur throughout the year you can add what you want to your room. Instead of buying Dr. Seuss things already prepared there a lot of actitivites the kids can make that you can display in the room. As a previous poster mention...See More


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